The University of Warsaw leads a ranking of higher-education centre in Poland for the fourth year in a row, followed by Jagiellonian University in Kraków.
Warsaw University of Technology was named best technical university, followed closely by the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków and the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
The Medical University of Gdańsk was named the best medical school. Meanwhile, the Poznań University of Economics and Business was named best business university, followed by SGH Warsaw School of Economics.
The ranking takes into account factors such as employment rate of the graduates and their wages, exam results of newly accepted students, opinions of the professors of other universities, as well as the percentage of foreign students attending.
The ranking is relatively stable and is led by major universities from the biggest cities. The only school that moved significantly in the ranking is the Gdansk University of Technology, which moved from 15th place in 2016, to seventh place this year.
The Kozmiński University in Warsaw was named the best private university in Poland. The top five private universities are all based in Warsaw.
Foundation “Perspektywy” (“Perspectives”) publishes various school rankings, including high school rankings, universities, private universities, state vocational universities and university courses.
In the global perspective, the famous Shanghai Ranking, which ranks top 500 universities in the world, ranks University of Warsaw between 300th and 400th position, while the Jagiellonian University between 400th and 500th. No other Polish universities are included.