In the latest, 21st edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, also known as the Shanghai Ranking, there are nine Polish higher education institutions – two fewer than in the previous year. Amongst them, the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw have received the highest notes. Harvard University remains at the top of the list.
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 top ten universities classified in the Shanghai Ranking are as follows: Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, University of California Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Oxford, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology and University of Chicago.
Amongst Polish higher education institutions featured in the ranking, the top positions are occupied by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw (both ranked 401–500). The remaining seven are: the AGH University of Science and Technology and Medical University of Silesia (both ranked 801–900) as well as the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Gdańsk University of Technology, the Medical University of Warsaw, the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Warsaw University of Technology (ranked 901–1000).
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