Jan Sadlak


Jan Sadlak is internationally recognized and highly cited expert in higher education policy, governance and management at the system and institutional level [H-index – 12]. His research interests and publications cover such topics as processes of reform and transformation in higher education and science policy, organization of doctoral studies and qualifications, private higher education, world-class university, quality assurance and academic ranking as well as ethical dimension of higher education and academic values. He is [or has been] a member of the editorial boards of the leading journals in the field of higher education, science and social policy as well as international relations.

Gero Federkeil

Vice President

Gero Federkeil, Manager in Charge of Rankings, CHE-Centre for Educational Development. His main fields of work are ranking, evaluation, quality management and performance indicators.

Nian Cai LIU

Vice President

Professor Nian Cai LIU took his undergraduate study in chemistry at Lanzhou University of China. He obtained his doctoral degree in polymer science and engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada.

Waldemar Siwinski

Vice President

Waldemar Siwinski, founder and president of the Polish Education Foundation “Perspektywy”. WS has considerable experience as author of professional rankings. He prepared over 40 rankings of universities, business schools and secondary schools in Poland.

Robert James Morse

Executive Committee Member

Robert Morse is the Director of Data Research for U.S. News & World Report. He is in charge of producing the America's Best Colleges, the America's Best Graduate Schools and America's Best High Schools rankings all of which are published annually by U.S. News & World Report. 

Marko Marhl

Executive Committee Member

He is Head of the Continuing Education Centre at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor. For a short period (2006-2007), he was Vice Dean for Scientific Research and Postgraduate Studies at the Faculty of Education of the University of Maribor.

Paul Serban Agachi

Executive Committee Member

Paul Serban Agachi, President of the Academic Council, vice-rector of the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, professor of Process Control at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the same university, and member of the Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania.

Sholpan M. Kalanova

Executive Committee Member

President of Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency in Education (IQAA.KZ). She obtained Diploma of Engineer from the Kazakh Chemical-Technological Institute in Shymken and Doctoral degree from the Institute of Organic Catalysis and Electrochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR as well as title of the Doctor of pedagogical sciences from the Moscow State Pedagogical University.

Olesya Lynovytska

Executive Committee Member

Olesya Lynovytska, Head of the Ukraine TOP-200 – best national Universities ranking project. PHD in Medicine. Since 2006 is engaged in introduction of international ranking principles of high and secondary school education in Ukraine. She is Director of International Project Centre at Scientific Research Institute of Applied Technologies (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Birte Hornemann

Executive Committee Member

Birte Hornemann, director of Aalborg University’s office of Quality Assurance and Ranking. Ms Hornemann has worked at Aalborg University since 1996. She has been responsible for accreditation, quality control, budget planning and evaluation at the Faculty of Engineering and Science.

Dmitry Grishankov

Executive Committee Member

Mr. Grishankov is the General Director of International Group of rating agencies “Expert RA” and the science editor of «Expert» magazine. He is leading the development of university ratings in Russia and CIS as well as ratings of the companies, banks and regions.

Kazimierz Bilanow

Managing Director

PhD Poznan University; MCL Columbia University. MA University of Warsaw. Fulbright scholar at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University; fellowship at the Institute of State and Law, Academy of Science, Moscow.

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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.

ESCP Honorary doctorate for Prof. Andrzej Kozminski

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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