University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Krakow are the winners  in the Perspektywy University Ranking 2017. They took ex-equo the first place in the ranking. Warsaw University of Technology is the third. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Wrocław University of Technology were ex-equo fourth. Amog the private schools Kozminski University defended the title of the best private university in Poland, SWPS University of Social Sciences was second and Lazarski University was third.

Ranking by subjects were published covering 68 main fields of studies in 8 areas from administration to management, These rankings are of particular importance for the candidates for students as they allow to compare not  just universities but also learn where the subject of choice is taught on the highest level.

- Ranking is an annual updated map of the quality of Polish higher education – said Waldemar Siwinski, president of Perspektywy Education Foundation. - The basic contours of the map are solid, but the movements of the academic formation do not cease working. One colleges are on the plateau, the others are on the top, the others are still in the valleys. In general, we are witnessing the process of improving Polish academia, which has to fulfill an increasingly important role and this role fulfills very well.

Rectors of best universities in 2017, in Poland (from the left): Cezary Madryas - Wroclaw University of Technology, Marcin Pałys - University of Warsaw, Wojciech Nowak - Jagiellonian University, Jan Szmidt - Warsaw University of Technology and Andrzej Lesicki - Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. / Fot.Krzysztof Wojciewski

Thanks to several years of efforts by Perspektywy Education Foundation, its University Ranking has gained high esteem. Its criteria are modified and improved according current changes on education market and its requirements. Perspektywy University Ranking 2017 tried to reflect the changes that are taking place in higher education.

Piotr Müller, Director of the Office of the Minister of Ministry of Science and Higher Education congratulated Representatives of the best universities on behalf of Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin.

 - I am pleased that in the Perspektywy Rankingy have included new instruments of university evaluation, ie the Economic Fate of Graduates and the quality of canidates admitted to study. In the works on the new law, which will be presented in September this year, we look closely at these indicators. In a sense, the Perspektywy ranking shows where the money will be available and for what goals, he said.

The Perspektywy University Ranking results were announced in Warsaw on 12 of June 2017 in the presence of over 200 rectors and deans representing universities from all over the Poland. (in Polish) (in English) (in English)

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Prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski, President of Kozminski University has been awarded an honorary doctorate by ESCP Europe, the oldest business school in Europe. The ceremony took place on Dec 8, 2017, at Palais des Congrès in Paris, during the graduation ceremony of the Class 2017 at ESCP Europe in the presence of many distinguished guests, including Tomasz Mlynarski, Polish ambassador to France.

Prof. Kozminski is an economist, sociologist, and the best-known management scholar in Poland. His academic credentials are best described by the following numbers: 4681 quotations, and Hirsch index of 27. In 1993 he established Kozminski University, and served as its rector (1993-2011), and since 2011 he’s been the president of the university.

Polish universities in a global perspective

Research universities, initiatives of excellence, international and national rankings, accreditations, innovativeness of higher education were the topics of the second conference “Polish universities in the global perspective - Rankings and strategic management of a university ", held in Warsaw 27-28 November 2017. Over 160 participants rectors, vice rectors and directors of international offices took part in the conference, organized jointly by Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP), Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) and Perspektywy Education Foundation. Jarosław Gowin,Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education extended his patronage over the conference.

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