Date added: 2023-11-08
Gdańsk Tech most frequently chosen by high school graduates in the ME&S ranking
According to ME&S, almost 442,000 young people were admitted to first- and second-cycle studies in the 2023/24 academic year. Students most willingly chose technical universities.
The top three most popular universities, apart from Gdańsk University of Technology (8 people per place), also included the Poznań University of Technology (7.1 candidates per place) and the Warsaw University of Technology (7 candidates per place). Off the podium were the Management Academy of Applied Sciences in Warsaw and Stanisław Staszic AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow.
Gdańsk University of Technology returned to first position after a year's break, recording a 7% increase in the number of candidates applying for the index. In the 2022/23 academic year, this number was 6.9 candidates per place, which put Gdańsk Tech in second place after the Warsaw University of Technology (7.9). Compared to last year, Gdańsk university also recorded a 15 percent increase in applications.
– I am pleased not only with the return of Gdańsk University of Technology to the first place of the most frequently chosen public universities in Poland, but also with the fact that all three of the most popular academic centers are technical universities – says Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, Gdańsk Tech rector. – This shows that young people make conscious choices, being aware of the needs of the labor market and the opportunities offered by engineering education. The highest place on the podium for Gdańsk Tech is not a coincidence, but the result of our long-term building of the university’s brand in the scientific and didactic aspect. Students choose our university because they are sure that they will acquire current and useful knowledge here and will study in a modern place focused on constant development.
Indexes in the field of computer science and Korean studies are in high demand
According to ME&S data, preferences regarding the choice of fields of study do not change. Traditionally, computer science reigned supreme, with over 43,000 students wanting to study it this year. Psychology is still equally popular - over 42,000 applications, as well as management - almost 34,000 candidates. Medical, law and economic studies were also popular throughout Poland.
However, if we take into account the number of candidates for one place, the most popular field of study in the 2023/2024 academic year was Korean studies, where over 25 candidates applied for the index, as well as social informatics with over 24 candidates per place.
The most popular fields of study at Gdańsk Tech
At Gdańsk University of Technology, candidates' preferences coincide with nationwide statistics. The most popular field of study (1.9 thousand candidates) was computer science, and the largest number of candidates per place (19.6 people) applied for management studies taught in English. The most popular fields of study - according to the total number of candidates - apart from computer science, also include: automation, cybernetics and robotics, construction and automation, robotics and control systems.
Gdańsk University of Technology is most often chosen by students from the Pomeranian Voivodeship (approx. 2,000 newly admitted students), but among those starting studies there are representatives of all voivodeships. The largest representation is in the neighboring voivodeships, the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship (525 people) and the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship (467 people), but Gdańsk and Gdańsk Tech are also eagerly chosen by students from the Masovian and Podlasie voivodeships - a total of 390 people.