The University of Gdańsk in the rankings

The University of Gdańsk in the prestigious
Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020

Times Higher Education has for the second time published a prestigious list of universities pursuing the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out in the 2030 Agenda, and therefore involved in solving the most important global problems of the modern world, such as poverty, social inequalities, insufficient access to knowledge, climate change or environmental devastation natural.

In THE Impact Rankings, published on April 22, 2020, the University of Gdańsk was rated very high in terms of its contribution to the implementation of Goal 14 "Life under water". In this category, the university was ranked 42nd out of 242 higher education institutions from around the world.

This undoubted success confirms the high position of the University of Gdańsk (which co-creates the European University of the Seas, SEA-EU) among universities conducting research and education related to maritime issues.

The University also noted a high position in the implementation of Objective 11. "Sustainable cities and communities" - ie the range 101-200 out of 470 universities assessed under this Objective. The contribution of universities to the efforts to eliminate the negative effects of rapid urbanization, improve resource efficiency, reduce pollution, access to basic services, energy, housing, transport and others to make cities safe, stable, sustainable and inclusive.

766 best universities from 85 countries, including 5 from Poland, participated in the global ranking taking into account all 17 Goals. The University of Gdańsk was classified in the range of 301-400. The University of Warsaw was in the same range. The AGH University of Science and Technology, Gdańsk University of Technology and Wrocław University of Technology were classified in the range of 401-600.
THE Impact Rankings reflects the current trend in the discussion of assessing the social and economic importance and impact of universities. In addition to the university's scientific and educational activity, the ranking also takes into account activities within the so-called the university's third mission and its socio-economic involvement. The very high position of the University of Gdańsk in this ranking confirms its strength in selected areas of scientific specialization, as well as the importance of research, education, and cooperation with the socio-economic environment for the development of the city of Gdańsk and the entire region.

The University of Gdańsk in the subject-specific Shanghai Ranking 2020

The University of Gdańsk has once again been included in the Shanghai 2020 Ranking, i.e. a list of the best universities in the world. The university is listed in this year's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects at positions 401-500 among the best universities in the world in the discipline of Ecology.

The presence of the University of Gdańsk in this list confirms the significant contribution of scientific research conducted at the University to solving problems related to the protection of climate, ecosystems and the environment.

Several factors are taken into account when creating a ranking. The position of a given university is influenced by the efficiency and quality of research measured by the number of scientific publications and their citations in a given field, the percentage of foreign authors in the unit's publications, the number of articles in the most important scientific journals and papers presented at prestigious scientific conferences, as well as the number of employees who have received a significant award in a specific field and the highest academic recognition.

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) has been published by the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU-Academic Ranking of World Universities) since 2009. It is a list of universities from all over the world assessed in terms of scientific disciplines. ARWU is one of the most significant university rankings in the world (next to QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings).

Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019

In the Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2019, the University of Gdansk was placed at the fourth position in the category of classical universities in Poland (behind the Jagiellonian and Warsaw Universities and the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań). In the overall ranking of Polish universities, it obtained a high, sixth position (it was additionally after  the Krakow AGH and the Warsaw University of Technology).

THE ranking is a global list of over 1,250 entities of various profiles, which are subject to qualitative assessment in terms of their missions, which are included in the activities of universities.

Qualitative assessment indicators are divided into five areas: teaching, research (scope of research and team reputation), citation (research impact), international visibility of universities and participation in the economy (knowledge transfer). Times Higher Education World University Ranking The ranking is recognized by students all over the world and is highly trusted by scientists, university governing councils, partners from the economic sector and governments.

The QS World University Ranking 2019

The University of Gdansk, as one of 14 Polish universities, was included in the 1,000 best global academic universities in the prestigious international QS World University Ranking 2019 published at the beginning of June 2019. The University of Gdansk was the only academic university in Pomerania, at the same time having the fifth result among national classical universities.

The QS World University Ranking is considered to be one of the four most important global university rankings, next to Times Higher Education, U-Multirank and the Shanghai Ranking. The ranking measuring the academic prestige of a university is based on six criteria: reputation in the academic community, prestige among employers, the ratio of the number of lecturers to the number of students, the number of citations and the number of foreign students and employees.
Only universities from the United States of America are in the top four places in the current ranking. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) turned out to be the best in this year's ranking. The following places were taken by: Stanford University and Harvard University. The British University of Oxford turned out to be the best European university, taking fifth place in the ranking, just behind American universities.

uniRank Polish University Ranking 2018

The University of Gdansk can pride itself on achieving 10th position among 128 classified universities from Poland in the latest uniRank Polish University Ranking 2018. The position our university took in this ranking gives it at the same time the primacy among all universities in Pomerania as well as the number  7 among classic universities in our country. The uniRank ranking prepared by the company of the same name provides information about the most popular universities in the world, given continents and in individual countries.
The popularity of universities is measured by analyzing the popularity of their websites.

THE Emerging Economies University Ranking 2018

It is also worth emphasizing the presence of the University of Gdansk in this international ranking. The ranking, compiled by a respected global expert in the field of international education rankings, Times Higher Education company includes a ranking comparing universities in countries known as "emerging markets". The 2018 ranking included 378 best universities from 42 countries, including 12 universities from Poland, of which the University of Gdansk was 9th. The Emerging Economies ranking is based on several indicators examining universities in terms of the implementation of their main tasks - education, research, citation, knowledge transfer and internationalization. The research methodology has been refined to better reflect the characteristics and priorities of higher education development in developing economies. More attention is paid to, inter alia, to the links between universities and industry and to their internationalization.