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Jagiellonian University Best in Poland, according to ranking

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The Jagiellonian University has taken first place in the 21st University Ranking Perspektywy 2020. The University of Warsaw was second, followed by the Warsaw University of Technology. The Kozminski University in Warsaw took first place among private universities.

The ranking was prepared by the Perspektywy Education Foundation under the supervision of a jury chaired by Professor Michał Kleiber. It includes four rankings: the Ranking of Academic Universities, the Ranking of Private Universities, the Ranking of State Higher Vocational Schools and the Ranking by Subject.

The Jagiellonian University took first place in the Ranking of Academic Universities, with a 100 percent score in the ranking index. The University of Warsaw came second (ranking index 95.6), and the Warsaw University of Technology third (ranking index 78.9). Fourth place went to the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, and fifth to the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. This was followed by the Wrocław University of Science and Technology, the Medical University of Gdańsk, the Gdańsk University of Technology, the Łódź University of Technology, the University of Wrocław and the Pomeranian Medical University.

The Kozminski University in Warsaw won again in the Ranking of Private Universities. Second place went to the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and the third to the Lazarski University in Warsaw.

The winner in the Ranking of State Higher Vocational Schools was the Jacob of Paradies University in Gorzów Wielkopolski. Second place went to the State Higher Vocational School in Kalisz, and third to the Pope John Paul II State School of Higher Vocational Education in Biała Podlaska.

The last of the rankings - the Ranking by Subject - covers a record number of 70 most popular study programs, including the Ranking of Engineering Studies and the Ranking of Medical Studies. According to the authors of the ranking, the preparation of this year's Ranking by Subject required a special effort from the jury and analysts from the "Perspektywy" Ranking Department due to the new principles of functioning of universities introduced by the Law on Higher Education and Science of July 2018.

Waldemar Siwiński, president of the Perspektywy Education Foundation, initiator of the ranking, said: “Our ranking is addressed to high school graduates, whom it helps choose the best course and university. It is also needed by the Polish academic community, for which it is a kind of +mirror+. It shows success stories, but also shortcomings that need to be improved.”

The Perspektywy Ranking is based on 29 indicators grouped into seven criteria: Prestige, Alumni on the labour market, Scientific potential, Scientific effectiveness, Teaching potential, Innovation and Internationalisation.

Full results are available at: www.ranking.perspektywy.pl

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