The Ministry of Science and Higher Education announced the results of a comprehensive evaluation of the quality of scientific research or research and development activities of scientific units. Gdańsk University of Technology can boast of excellent results - two faculties received A + category and five others A category.
"We waited with moderate optimism for the results of the parametric assessment. Today I can say that they are really satisfactory. This is the result of hard work backed by solid results of hard work: publications in the most reputable magazines, patents and patent applications, and innovative technical, technological, artistic and architectural solutions", says Prof. Jacek Namieśnik, Rector of Gdańsk University of Technology.
The highest category A +, which is the leading level in the whole country, was awarded to the Faculty of Chemistry and the Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics.
Category A, which represents a very good level of activity, was awarded to the following GUT faculties:
Electrical and Control Engineering,
Civil and Environmental Engineering,
Management and Economics.
The Faculties of Applied Physics and Mathematics and Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology received Category B, indicating a satisfactory level of scientific research, research and development or stimulating economic innovation.
"I am very happy with the great success of our Alma Mater. It is the merit of the University authorities and the authorities of faculties of the previous term of office and above all the whole staff. Thank you all for your effort and commitment. Gdańsk University of Technology is in the right place to be able to apply for the status of a research university in the future", says Prof. Namieśnik.
The Scientific Evaluation Committee (SEC), which is a consultative and advisory body to the Minister of Science and Higher Education, conducts a comprehensive evaluation of scientific and research and development activities. The evaluation is conducted in the so-called Joint Assessment Groups (JAGs), as determined by the SEC, taking into account the specificities of each group of sciences and the size, nature and research profile of scientific units. The evaluation is conducted by teams appointed by the SEC president, composed of experts competent for various types of scientific units and fields of study.
More information can be found on the Ministry of Science and Higher Education website.