According to the 20th edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), commonly known as the Shanghai Ranking, there are eleven Polish universities in the world’s top 1000, with the highest positions among them invariably occupied by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw. Harvard University has remained the world’s top higher education institution.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities has been published since 2003. Each year, the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy rates universities around the world on the basis of several indicators. These include the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers and publications, number of articles published in Nature and Science journals, as well as the per capita performance of a university. Specific positions are announced only for top one hundred universities – the lower ranked institutions are placed in groups of 50 or 100. Over 2.5 thousand universities are evaluated each year, the top 1000 of which are published on the ranking list
The 2022 ranking was once again topped by Harvard University. As in the previous year, the second place was taken by Stanford University, whereas the Massachusetts Institute of Technology took the third place, replacing the University of Cambridge.
The 11 Polish higher education institutions ranked in the publication are: the Jagiellonian University, the University of Warsaw (both ranked 401-500), the AGH University of Science and Technology (601–700), Gdańsk University of Technology, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Medical University of Silesia (801–900), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology, Wrocław University of Technology, and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (901–1000).
For more information on the ranking, visit its official website.