How to get to the top of the "glass mountain" of international rankings, as well as the European and global dimension of the functioning of Polish universities, was discussed during the 5th Conference "Polish Universities in the World Perspective - Rankings and Strategic Management of a University", which took place on July 15th and 16th in Warsaw at the Crowne Plaza hotel. It was emphasized that improving the position in the rankings is not an end to itself, but an element of building the international visibility of Polish universities, which will translate into an increase in the quality of research and education.
The European Ranking of Engineering Programs, in short EngiRank, published December 9, 2020 in Warsaw, Poland, is a pilot version of a ranking that relies on indicators important for education of competent and creative engineers who are aware of the social consequences of their actions. Importantly, EngiRank is a genuine ranking, and not an “extract” derived from the overall university ranking. The pilot ranking covers higher education institutions and engineering programs in 13 countries of the so-called New Europe, countries that joined the European Union on or after 2004.
Congratulations and diplomas for rectors of the best universities and to the deans conducting the best courses, and excellent guests. Włodek Pawlik, the best jazz pianist in Poland (Grammy award winner), gave a performance before the final ranking of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2019 was presented. This was also an opportunity to summarize listings. The jubilee gala took place on June 12 at the Central Agricultural Library in Warsaw.
In its March edition the University World News published an article by Waldemar Siwinski: “The quest to promote quality over mediocrity in HE”. The author who is the President of Perspektywy Education Foundation in his article presents in detail the main aspects of the recent reform of Higher Education in Poland.