In this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, the Jagiellonian University advanced from the top 800 to the top 600, achieving the highest score among 19 Polish higher education institutions classified in the ranking. The league table includes more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions and is considered one of 3 most popular and prestigious world University rankings along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.
The THE World University Rankings is the only global university performance table to judge 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.
As compared to the previous year, the Jagiellonian University improved its score in four out of five main criteria assessed by the ranking. The oldest Polish University was most successful in the field of normalised citation impact, having climbed to 476th place in the world.
The authors of the THE World University Rankings 2021 analysed the data from over 1,500 universities across 93 countries. The first place was taken for the fifth consecutive time by the University of Oxford, followed by two American higher education institutions – Stanford University and Harvard University. The top 10 also included 6 other US universities and one British institution of higher education. Tsinghua University from China became the first Asian higher education institution to break into the top 20.
Two other Polish universities, the University of Warsaw and the Medical University of Warsaw, were ranked between 801 and 1000, whereas other higher education institutions from Poland - between 1001-1500.
The full ranking is available on the website timeshighereducation.com.