QS World University Ranking is carried out by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds, which specialises in publications focused on education and studying abroad. It is one of the four most important educational rankings in the world, together with The Times Higher Education, The Shanghai Rankings and U-Multirank. This year’s edition features 1,500 higher education institutions. The Jagiellonian was classified as 304th.
The ranking is based on several criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, citations per faculty, and international faculty and student ratio. This year's edition also features three new metrics: sustainability, employment outcomes and international research network. Each year, Quacquarelli Symonds publishes three separate lists, assessing the overall activity of the universities, their research efforts, and study programmes.
The list features 21 Polish higher education institutions, out of which top three positions were taken by the University of Warsaw (262), the Jagiellonian University (204) and Warsaw University of Technology (571).
The Jagiellonian University scored the best in three categories: student-to-faculty ratio, international research network and sustainability.
The full raking list is available on QS website.