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Date added: 2021-01-11

GUT is the second ‘greenest’ university in Poland

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Gdańsk University of Technology went up in successive international rankings and has become the second university in Poland most committed to environmental issues.

The end of 2020 brought numerous publications of international university rankings. Gdańsk University of Technology was classified in three of them: UI GreenMetric, QS EECA and EngiRank.

UI GreenMetric 2020 - is a ranking examining the involvement of universities in issues related to the natural environment (including infrastructure, taking care of the climate and the environment, transport, water and electricity consumption and waste management). An important issue for the organizer is also the richness of the educational offer and research activities undertaken in the field of broadly understood environmental protection. Out of 912 universities surveyed, GUT took 231st place, which meant moving up from the 247th place (out of 780 universities) compared to last year's edition of the ranking. It came second among universities in Poland. The ‘greenest’ university in Poland was AMU in Poznań, taking 222nd place.

QS EECA 2021 (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) University Rankings, published by the British QS ranking organization, aims to classify universities by their region. GUT recorded a rise in the classification, ranking 89th (108th out of 350 universities in 2019) among the 400 best-developing universities in the region of Europe and Central Asia.

Out of 25 Polish universities participating in the ranking, GUT was in the 14th place with the highest number of points for the rate of publication of scientific papers at faculties (87.95 / 100 points), while the Jagiellonian University received the highest total number of points among Polish universities.

EngiRank (European Ranking of Engineering Programs) - was developed for the first time in 2020. In the pilot version of this ranking of engineering studies, Gdańsk University of Technology was classified in the 12th place. The list includes 81 universities from the so-called New Europe, i.e. the countries that joined the European Union in 2004 and later. In addition to the overall ranking, universities were also classified in 7 disciplines of the "Engineering & Technology" area according to the FOS classification recommended by the OECD. In the "by subject" classification GUT was on the podium (2nd place) in the discipline of Medical Engineering. The Warsaw University of Technology turned out to be the best university in the overall ranking