The Jagiellonian University invariably ranks as one of the top universities in Poland. Additionally, as one of very few Polish higher education institutions, it is frequently featured on the most important international ranking lists. Read on to find out more about the Jagiellonian University’s position in selected university rankings.
Quacquarelli Symonds Top Universities rankings
British company Quacquarelli Symonds regularly publishes various ranking lists dedicated to broadly understood higher education and related topics.
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QS World University Ranking: Top global universities
The ranking features more than 1,400 higher education institutions from around the world. It is based on several criteria: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), student-to-faculty ration (20%), citations per faculty (20%), and international faculty and student ratio (5% each).
In its latest edition, the Jagiellonian University was ranked at the 293h position, in comparison to last year’s 309th. The organisers stressed the Jagiellonian University’s importance as the second oldest university in Central Eastern Europe, pointing to its 16 faculties, about 4,000 academic staff, 87 varied research areas and more than 40,000 students as well as around 150 student academic societies. The Jagiellonian University was praised for its student to lecturer ratio, prestige amongst employers, and reputation in the academic community.
QS World University Rankings by Subject
The ranking is divided into 51 academic disciplines divided into five areas: Arts & Humanities, Engineering & Technology, Life Sciences & Medicine, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences & Management. It is based on five factors: university’s reputation in the academic community, university’s reputation among employers, citations, h-index and International Research Network index (used to measure universities’ capability in forming partnerships with international institutions).
In this year’s edition, 25 Polish higher education institutions have made it onto the list – two more than in the previous years. The Jagiellonian University was again ranked in 20 disciplines. Modern Languages and Linguistics reached the highest position among them (101–150). History, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Chemistry and Materials Science have improved their rating For the first time, the Jagiellonian University was also ranked in Business and Management. In addition, the oldest Polish university has advanced in the area of the Humanities and Arts and Natural Sciences.
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy rankings
ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is a fully independent organization on higher education intelligence and not legally subordinated to any universities or government agencies. Every year, it publishes the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking.
Academic Ranking of World Universities
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 latest edition of the ranking features 11 Polish higher education institutions, one more than the previous one. Out of those, the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw were ranked as 401–500.
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects lists universities in 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. It uses a range of objective academic indicators and third-party data to measure the performance of world universities in respective subjects, including research output (Q1), research influence (CNCI), international collaboration (IC), research quality (Top), and international academic awards (Award).
The most recent edition of GRAS features 25 Polish universities, classified in 28 disciplines. The Jagiellonian University was ranked in 13 of them.
Times Higher Education World University Ranking
The ranking published by British magazine Times Higher Education that comprehensively rates research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The organisation uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
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The most recent THE ranking features 26 Polish higher education institutions. The Jagiellonian University scored the highest and was placed within the 501–600 bracket.
The Center for World University Rankings list
The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) is a consulting organisation providing policy advice, strategic insights, and consulting services to governments and universities to improve educational and research outcomes.
The CWUR ranking is based on such criteria as academic success of alumni, professional success of alumni, academic staff achievements, general research output, the number of high quality publications, research influence, and the number of highly-cited research papers.
The ranking list includes 11 Polish higher education institutions, with the Jagiellonian University being ranked the highest at 381st place.
"Perspektywy" Education Foundation ranking
"Perspektywy" Education Foundation is an independent, non-profit national organisation established in 1998 to promote and support education. The Board of Foundation consists of present and former rectors of Polish universities and other outstanding public figures interested in the development of higher education in Poland. The Foundation regularly publishes a number of rankings that are widely recognised as the most popular and reliable ones in Poland.
The ranking is based on seven criteria: prestige (12 percent), research potential (15 percent), research effectiveness (28 percent), teaching and learning conditions (10 percent), internationalisation (15 percent), innovation (8 percent), and alumni’s position on the job market (12 percent), assessed using 29 different indicators, which makes it one of the most comprehensive and transparent educational rankings in the world, one of only four rankings awarded with the "IREG approved" certificate by the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.
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Since the beginning of the ranking the top position has been contested by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw, both of which have taken either first or second place. This year, the list was topped by the University of Warsaw, which scored 100 percent, followed by the Jagiellonian University, which scored 99.4 percent.