Shanghai Ranking: 9 Polish universities in a thousand; the Jagiellonian University beats the University of Warsaw
Nine Polish ones are among the top 1000 universities in the world. This time the best Polish university is the Jagiellonian University ranked in the fourth hundred. The University of Warsaw is in the fifth hundred in the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) published in mid-August.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) also known as Shanghai Ranking has been published since 2003. It is prepared by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. This year, the American Harvard University has traditionally been announced the best university in the world, followed by Stanford (2nd place) and British Cambridge (third place).
Polish universities are much lower in the ranking. The best Polish university is the Jagiellonian University with a place in the fourth hundred (lower places are not listed with high accuracy, the Jagiellonian University took place in the range 301-400). The Kraków university returned to the fourth hundred after three years of dropping in the ranking.
In turn, the University of Warsaw is in the fifth hundred (places 401-500); in previous years it took places in the higher hundred.
The AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków is in the seventh hundred, and in the eighth are: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Medical University of Warsaw. In lower places are: the Warsaw University of Technology (9th hundred), the Medical University of Silesia, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (10th hundred). The exact places of universities in the ranking are stated only in the case of the top 100 universities. Other universities are only listed in groups of 50 or 100 universities.
The Shanghai Ranking is based on several indicators. The number of graduates (and staff separately) who received the Nobel Prize or the Fields Medal, the number of most cited scientists, the number of publications in the journals "Nature" and "Science" and the number of publications listed in selected citation indexes (Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index). The list includes per capita academic performance of an institution.
Author: Ludwika Tomala
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