In the latest edition of the ranking of universities of the Educational Foundation ‘Perspektywy’, (Prospects) Gdańsk University of Technology took fourth place among technical universities (together with the Lodz University of Technology) and eighth place among all universities in the country. During the ranking gala, which takes place on 17 July in Warsaw, Gdańsk University of Technology is represented by prof. Dariusz Mikielewicz, vice-rector for organization and development.
‘Perspektywy University Ranking’ has been conducted since 1999. It covers all Polish universities, both public and private ones (except art universities), which have at least one authorization to award doctoral degrees and have a minimum of 200 full-time students. The competition jury, chaired by prof. Michał Kleiber - former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Minister of Science and Information Technology, supervises the correctness and reliability of the ranking preparation.
In this year's edition of the study, 28 indicators grouped into seven criteria were taken into account: 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 those connected with knowledge transfer.
In the overall ranking, the Jagiellonian University is at the forefront of the ranking, followed closely by the University of Warsaw. The third place was taken by the Warsaw University of Technology. The highest position among Tri-City universities was taken by the Medical University of Gdańsk (6th place), while Gdańsk University of Technology was the second Pomeranian university (8th place).
In turn, in the classification of Polish technical universities, GUT was again 4th, after the Warsaw University of Technology, the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the Wrocław University of Technology. The fourth position was awarded ex aequo - as in the previous year - also to the Lodz University of Technology. The university in Gdańsk was ahead of, among others Poznań, Silesian and Lublin University of Technology. The full list is available on the ranking website.
When it comes to ranking for individual criteria, GUT took eighth place in the country in terms of innovation and closes the top ten in terms of scientific potential. More about the ranking of universities broken down into individual criteria can be found [HERE].
Gdańsk University of Technology also took high positions in the ranking of engineering studies. Biomedical engineering took 2nd place in Poland, and geodesy and cartography, materials science and environmental engineering came 3rd. Biotechnology, construction, electronics and telecommunications, as well as electrical engineering were ranked fourth, while architecture, technical physics and computer science were ranked on the 5th place.
Management (Faculty of Management and Economics, GUT) was also highly ranked in the ranking of economic faculties, taking 6th place ex aequo with the University of Lodz. This field faced competition with as many as 46 rivals, coming not only from technical universities, but also those with an economic and humanistic profile.
–Gdańsk University of Technology maintains a stable, high position in the ranking of Polish universities. What's more, it was once again at the forefront of technical universities - sums up Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of GUT. - There are also very good prospects for our university. Thanks to receiving the status of a research university, our university has gained new opportunities to develop didactics and the competences of our scientists. In the following years, this will certainly translate into an improvement in the position of GUT on the map of Polish and international science.