New ranking of the world’s best universities. Polish universities far behind

The prestigious Shanghai ranking – a list of the world’s top 500 universities, included two universities from Poland. Warsaw University was ranked in the fourth hundred, and Jagiellonian University in the fifth.

Ranking of the best szkół higher education institutions in the world – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – known róAlso known as the Shanghai List, it has been published since 2003. It is prepared by Jiao Tong University in Shanghai. This year’s edition has not changed much in terms of the position of Polish universities.

The ranking is created based on a transparent methodology and objective assessment of the – emphasize its authors. Amongód indicatorów whoóre taken into account are m.In. number of graduatesów or workeróin, whichóers who have received a Nobel Prize or the Fields Medal, the number of most cited scientists inów (selected by Thomson Reuters), number of publications in journals "Nature" or "Science", The number of publications listed in selected citation indexes (Science Citation Index – Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index). The statement also takes into account the size of achievements in relation to the size of the university.

Harvard University was recognized as the best university in the world. This is the 16th title for an American university. Second place went to Stanford University, as it did a year ago. The third position was taken by the British Cambridge, róalso like a year ago.

The top ten included, respectively: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, University of Oxford, Columbia University, California Institute of Technology and University of Chicago.

As is not difficult to see, the top ten is dominated by universities from the US, although there were two British universities in it. Ogólnie of educational institutions from the US in the midst ofód all 500 universities are 139. From continental Europe, the Zurich University of Technology was rated highest. It took 19th place.

The list is numbered exactly to the first 100 universities. The remaining universities are now listed only in groups of 50 or 100 universities. However, a chart is posted next to each university, whichóry allows you to estimate the position of a university and shows its changes in ranking over time.

Of the Polish scholars, the highest ranked was the University of Warsaw. It was ranked in the fourth hundred. Jagiellonian University ranked in the top five hundred. Polish universities were similarly evaluated last year.

This year’s ranking ródiffers from the earlier ones in that, along with the list of the top 500 universities, an additional list was also published, covering places from 501 to 1000.

In sióThe top 100 was ranked by the Cracow Academy of Górniczo-Hutnicza. W ósmej were three universities: the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, the Warsaw Medical University and the Warsaw University of Technology. Silesian Medical University in Katowice dropped to ninth hundred (in the previous ranking w ósmej hundred). Five Polish universities were included in the final tenth hundred: Politechnika Łódzka, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, University of ŁóThe University of Wroclaw, Poland (falling from the ósmej hundred) and Wroclaw University of Technology.