Date added: 2021-06-23
Perspektywy 2021 ranking. Gdańsk Tech on the podium of the best technical universities in the country
The "Perspektywy University Ranking" has been conducted since 1999 and is the most important and the most popular ranking of this type in Poland. It covers all universities: both public and private (except for art academies), which have at least one entitlement to award doctoral degrees and have a minimum of 200 full-time students. The Jury, chaired by prof. Michał Kleiber, former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences, supervises the correctness and reliability of the ranking preparation.
In this year's edition, Gdańsk University of Technology took the 6th place in the general classification, at the same time occupying the highest position among universities in northern Poland. In turn, in the classification of Polish technical universities, Gdańsk University of Technology is on the podium for the first time, taking 3rd place together with Wrocław University of Science and Technology. The Warsaw University of Technology turned out to be the leader again, and the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków took the second place in the ranking.
– The position of a given university in the "Perspektywy" ranking is often one of the main guidelines for high school graduates who choose to study and want to make the best choice – says prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of Gdańsk Tech. – Such a high position of Gdańsk Tech, especially in the ranking of Polish technical universities, is therefore great news for both candidates and our current students, who have received a strong confirmation of the rightness of their decisions when choosing their studies.
In this year's edition of the survey, 27 indicators grouped into seven criteria were taken into account. These were: prestige, innovation, scientific potential, scientific effectiveness, education conditions, internationalization of studies and the position of graduates on the labor market. As a result, the ranking reflects all the important dimensions and functions of a university: research, teaching, social and knowledge transfer.
– The quality of education at our university becomes higher and higher, and Gdańsk is an ever stronger research and teaching center on the academic map of Poland – adds prof. Dariusz Mikielewicz, Gdańsk Tech Vice-Rector for Organization and Development, who represents the university at the ranking gala in Warsaw. – It is also not without significance that all three universities in Gdańsk that are part of the Fahrenheit Association are at the same time the three highest-ranked universities from Pomerania. Our activities within the Association, which may lead to the federalization of the strongest universities in the region in the future, are therefore undoubtedly a step in the right direction.
Gdańsk Tech also advanced in the ranking of individual criteria in terms of innovation, where it was ranked 7th in the country (up from 8th position last year). Gdańsk University of Technology was also high in the ranking of engineering studies. Environmental engineering took 2nd place in Poland, and 3rd place went to the following: architecture, biomedical engineering, materials engineering, electronics and telecommunications.