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Date added: 2021-06-11

Gdańsk Tech is the best among Polish universities in the area of scientific impact

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In this year's edition of CWTS Leiden Ranking, Gdańsk University of Technology saw a significant rise in the area of scientific impact and obtained the best result among 31 Polish universities included in this ranking.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking is based on bibliographic data from the Web of Science (WoS) database, and this year's edition, covering 1,225 universities from 69 countries, focuses on publications from 2016-2019. The ranking classifies universities according to 4 indicators: scientific impact, collaboration, the number of open access publications and gender diversity. It is also published broken down into 5 scientific areas:

  •     biomedical and health sciences;
  •     life and earth sciences;
  •     mathematics and computer science;
  •     physical sciences and engineering;
  •     social sciences and humanities.

In this year's edition of the ranking Gdańsk University of Technology performed very well, noting an increase compared to last year's edition (8.5%), in the area of scientific impact, where the 10% share of TOP publications in the world is analyzed compared to the total number of university publications - PP (top10%). Gdańsk Tech, with the result of 9.2% ,yet again obtained the best result among 31 Polish universities included in the ranking. This result places the university in 251st place in Europe (273rd - last year's edition) and 613th in the world (653rd - last year's edition).

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The ranking is the only one in the world that enables the presentation of results in 3 forms: traditional scoreboard, graph and map. The graph shows universities in the form of a scatter plot, so it is possible to study college performance using two selected indicators. The map view shows the universities on the world map and provides a geographic perspective of the universities and their performance.

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