Date added: 2020-08-18
Gdańsk University of Technology for the first time in the Shanghai Ranking
Each year, ARWU classifies over 2000 universities and publishes a list of over 1000 of the best ones.
Gdańsk University of Technology was classified in the Shanghai ranking for the first time and was immediately in the range of 801-900, ahead of 2 other Polish universities. Among Polish universities, 8 were classified in this year's edition of the ranking (9 Polish universities qualified for last year's edition). Two other Polish universities were also classified in the same range as GUT - the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and the Warsaw University of Technology. Only 3 Polish universities were classified in higher places - the University of Warsaw (301-400), the Jagiellonian University (401-500) and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow (701-800).
GUT, as one of the 2 Polish universities, obtained points under the HiCi index (Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics - 2019 edition), because the last year's Claritive Analytic edition showing the most cited scientists from around the world included the late prof. Jacek Namieśnik, rector of GUT in 2016-2019. In addition, GUT received the highest score (12.2 points) for the PCP index (i.e. for the weighted score of the remaining five indicators divided by the number of full-time academic researchers).
There were no surprises among the leaders of this year's edition. It is traditionally dominated by American universities - as many as 8 of them were included in the TOP10 ranking. Harvard University (US) won the ranking, while Stanford University (US) and the University of Cambridge (UK) were also on the podium, respectively.
The ranking methodology is based on a set of 6 indicators, which include:
· The number of graduates with the Nobel Prize and other prestigious thematic / discipline prizes (the so-called Alumni - 10% of the weight),
· The number of University employees with the Nobel Prize and other prestigious thematic / discipline prizes (Award - 20%),
· The number of the most cited scientists in the world - a ranking by Clarivate Analytics (HiCi - 20%),
· the number of articles published in the journals Nature and Science (N&S - 20%),
· the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index based on data from the Web of Science database (PUB - 20%),
· the weighted results of the above five indicators divided by the number of full-time research employees of universities (PCP - 10%).