5 places up - UG higher in Perspektywy ranking!

The University of Gdańsk has moved up five places in the Academic Universities Ranking 2021 and two places up in the University Ranking 2021 - 'I am convinced that this is the beginning of our road to an increasingly stronger position of our university in the rankings,' - announces the Rector, prof. Piotr Stepnowski.

The ranking published by Perspektywy clearly shows a change in the downward trend, which so far could be observed in the context of the University of Gdańsk. The biggest jump up, by as many as five places, is visible in the Academic Ranking. In this ranking, UG moved up from 28th to 23rd place. The ranking includes almost 100 higher education schools, except for artistic universities, which have the right to grant the degree of doctor. Ranking of Academic Schools takes into account 27 indicators grouped into seven criteria: Prestige, Graduates on the labour market, Scientific potential, Scientific efficiency, Innovation and Internationalisation. The ranking is one of four that have the international quality certificate 'IREG Approved'. Its methodology is developed by the Committee chaired by prof. Michał Kleiber, former president of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The progress of the University of Gdańsk is also observed in the Universities 2021 Ranking - here our University moved up two places - from the 8th to the 6th position, giving way only to the Jagiellonian University, the University of Warsaw, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the University of Wrocław and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.

- 'This is the first time since 2013 that we have observed an improvement in the position of the University of Gdańsk in the rankings published by Perspektywy. Just six months of efforts to significantly improve the prestige and visibility of the University, dynamic internationalisation, implementation of innovative education methods and other strategic activities are reflected in the tables. We are at the beginning of the path of profound changes at our university, but you can already see a significant improvement in UG's indices - e.g. in the Innovation criterion we moved up from 44th to 20th place,' - says prof. Piotr Stepnowski, Rector UG.

Among the thirty best academic universities in Poland, there are only 8 classical universities (UJ, UW, UAM, UWr, UMK, UŁ, UG, UŚ). The remaining places are dominated by technical and medical universities, i.e. universities with vocational profiles, which are in many respects more likely to appear positively in ranking criteria such as Graduate on the Labour Market.

The University of Gdańsk was also highly placed in the Ranking of Study Fields. The highest-ranked were: Environmental Protection and Spatial Management (4th place in Poland), Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Special Pedagogy, Biology and Biotechnology (5th place in Poland), Law, Administration, Sociology, Geography (6th place in Poland). In the ranking of fields of study, 71 fields of study were assessed this year. The preparation of this ranking was preceded by the so-called great calibration, as the list of fields of study at Polish universities includes as many as 1553 names, the Educational Foundation Perspektywy, together with universities, assigned these studies to the most popular majors or groups of majors subject to ranking.

Full results of the ranking of universities and the Perspektywy 2021 Ranking of Courses of Studies are available at www.ranking.perspektywy.pl.


Julia Bereszczyńska / Press Office UG