University of Warsaw and Jagiellonian University in Krakow are the winners  in the Polish Perspektywy University Ranking 2018. They took ex-equo the first place in the ranking. Warsaw University of Technology is the third. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań took the fourth place, Among 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.

Rectors of the best Polish universities in Perspektywy Ranking 2018

The Perspektywy University Ranking 2018 includes 29 indicators grouped into seven criteria: Prestige, Graduates in the labor market, Scientific potential, Scientific effectiveness, Scientific potential, Innovation and Internationalization. It makes it one of the most extensive educational rankings in the world. It is also one of four rankings that have an international quality certificate. His methodology is elaborated by the jury headed by prof. Michał Kleiber, former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

  • This is the 19th edition of the HEIs Ranking published since 2000 by the educational monthly "Perspektywy". We have reached adulthood, but we are constantly preparing this publication with youthful enthusiasm! We are convincing high school graduates that the ranking will not promptly provide them with the "best university", but it suggests a "best university" for them, that one, after multifactorial analysis, will be best suited to the candidate's ambitions and abilities. Our ranking is also needed by the academic community, for which it is a kind of "mirror". You can see successes in it, but also shortcomings that need to be improved - says Waldemar Siwiński, president of the Education Foundation Perspektywy, initiator of the ranking.

Deans of the best departments in “Perspektywy Ranking by Subject 2018”

Perspektywy University Ranking 2018 consists of four rankings reflecting various missions performed by Polish universities. These are:

  • Academic HEIs Ranking - covering all higher education institutions (with the exception of art universities) having the right to confer doctoral degree;
  • Private Universities Ranking (Master Level) - including non-public higher education institutions with the right to education at least at the level of a Master's degree;
  • State Higher Vocational Schools Ranking - including vocational schools with the qualifications to study at the level of a master's or bachelor's (engineer's) degree.
  • Ranking by Subject - covering a record number of 68 fields of study.

The Perspektywy University Ranking results were announced in Warsaw on 29 of May 2018 in the presence of over 200 rectors and deans representing universities from all over the Poland. (in Polish)

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National and international academic rankings play ever increasing role as a barometer of quality of higher education institutions. The purpose of "IREG Inventory of National Rankings" is to collect and make available on the IREG Observatory website information on the current state and scope of this important group of rankings.


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The purpose of the IREG Ranking Audit, conducted by independent experts, is to verify and attest that ranking under review is done professionally, with a transparent methodology, observes good practices and responds to a need for relevant information of various stakeholders, in particular students, higher education institutions, employers and policy makers.


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News from IREG Members

Building university visibility - Ranking conference in Poland

„Perspektywy” Education Foundation in close cooperation with the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP) and the Polish Accreditation Commission organized a conference “Polish Universities in International Perspective - Rankings and Strategic Management of a University”. The third conference under the same title was held in Warsaw on 3rd and 4th December 2018.

Moscow Third University Mission Conference

"The Third University Mission" international conference, dedicated to the cooperation between universities and society  attended by over 260 delegates from 23 countries was held in Moscow November 30 and December 1. The conference was timed to the release of the new issue of Moscow International University Ranking "The Three University Missions". The conference was chaired by Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of the Lomonosov University and Waldemar Siwinski, Vice President of IREG Observatory on Academic Rankings and Excellence. "The Moscow Ranking opens a new generation of academic rankings", said Luiz Claudio Costa, President of IREG Observatory, honorary guest of the Conference.  "Almost all of the existing rankings are based mainly on indicators of research and institutional reputation. It is time for a new generation of rankings that try to look more closely to the link between university and society."

The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (IWGM)

UI GreenMetric World University Rankings is pleased to hold The 4th International Workshop on UI GreenMetric (IWGM) in collaboration with Universitas Diponegoro on 8-10 April 2018. The venue for the event will be in Universitas Diponegoro, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia.

This year’s International Workshop on UI GreenMetric will address the theme of “Universities, Impacts and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” and provide the forum to share the best practices in creating a sustainable condition in universities. The attendees will be senior officers (rectors, vice-rectors, sustainability directors, deans, directors, respectful professors) from participating universities which have shown outstanding performance in 2018 UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, environment experts, student leaders and other participants The workshop is expected to offer a platform for exchanging information and cooperation in dealing with sustainability issues.

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