The Jagiellonian University topped the Polish higher education institutions ranking by the Perspektywy Education Foundation “Perspektywy 2020”. The second and third place were taken by the University of Warsaw and Warsaw University of Technology, respectively. The certificates were officially presented at a gala in Warsaw on 17 July.
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.
According to the President of the Perspektywy Education Foundation Waldemar Siwiński, the ranking serves both as a guide for prospective students searching for universities best suited to their individual talents and ambitions and as a sort of mirror for the academic community, reflecting both its successes and shortcomings.
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 Jagiellonian University, which scored 100 percent, followed by the University of Warsaw, which received 95.6 percent, and the Warsaw University of Technology, which took third place with 78.9 percent. The following places were taken by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.
In the accompanying ranking of study programmes, which takes into account 70 main fields of study, the Jagiellonian University won in 14 categories: Administration, Medical Analytics, Archaeology, Biology, Biotechnology (Master’s programme), Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Studies, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dental Medicine, Cosmetology, Nursing, Obstetrics, and Public Health.