In the latest edition of the prestigious higher education ranking prepared by the "Perspektywy" Educational Foundation, Gdańsk University of Technology was ranked ninth among all universities in the country and fourth among the technical universities (ex aequo with the Silesian University of Technology). This is the highest position of GUT in the history of this ranking!
"Our university has never been ranked so high in the 'Perspektywy Higher Education Institutions Ranking', but our goal is to reach even higher. We want to go up not only in this ranking, but also in the global ones, as a part of the effort to turn Gdańsk University of Technology into an international research center", says Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, rector of GUT.
The "Perspektywy Higher Education Institutions Ranking" includes all Polish universities, both public and non-public (except for art schools), which have at least one right to confer the doctoral degree and are attended by at least 200 full-time students. The chairman of the ranking commission is Prof. Michał Kleiber, former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Minister of Science and Information Technology.
In this year's edition of the ranking, which is being published since 1999, 29 indicators grouped into seven criteria were taken into account: prestige, innovation, scientific potential, scientific effectiveness, educational conditions, internationalization of studies and the position of graduates on the labor market. Top positions in the ranking are occupied (ex aequo) by the Jagiellonian University and the University of Warsaw. Warsaw University of Technology was ranked third. The highest position among the universities located in Gdańsk and its neighboring area belongs to the Gdańsk Medical University (7th place). The University of Gdańsk is the 24th (ex aequo with the Silesian Medical University in Katowice). The full list is available on the ranking website.
The "Perspektywy 2018 Ranking of Study Specializations" has also been published. In this evaluation of 68 fields of study, seven criteria measured by 14 indicators were taken into account: prestige, graduates on the labor market, academic potential, scientific effectiveness, didactic potential, innovation and others. The ranking includes the following courses: humanities; social; economic; exact science; natural sciences; agricultural, forestry and veterinary; medical and health; technical courses. The ranking, the results of which were announced in April 2018, proves that the faculties of Gdańsk University of Technology are among the best in the country. The Electronics and Telecommunications specialization at the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics was been classified at third place in its category. Construction as well as Geodesy and Cartography at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering were ranked equally high.
"Not only experts, but also young people interested in applying for the courses we offer are aware of the high quality of Gdańsk University of Technology. The recruitment, which started in May, shows that our university enjoys increasing popularity among future students" says Prof. Marek Dzida, vice-rector for education and didactics of Gdańsk University of Technology.