(Warsaw, 9 May 2013) Perspektywy Education Foundation announced the winners of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2013. The winner is Jagiellonian University of Krakow followed, by a narrow margin, by the University of Warsaw. Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan took the third place. The Kozminski University was first among the Polish private higher education institutions.

In the Perspektywy University Ranking 2013 overall as many as 33 criteria were used, grouped into six categories: prestige - with the weight of 25%, academic strength (potential) – (15%), academic effectiveness (30%), studying environment (10%), internationalization (15%), and innovation (5%) .

The results of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2013 were announced in Warsaw in the presence of highest officials the Ministery of Science and Higher Education, the President of the Polish Academy of Sciences and members of the academic community.

To assure quality and transparency, the Board that supervised ranking process was composed of former rectors and outstanding public figures. Prof. Michal Kleiber, President of the Polish Academy of Science chaired the Ranking Board (Kapituła in Polish).

In fact, Perspektywy ranking consists not of one but several rankings. The ranking of academic institutions (universities) is the main and the most important one but it there are also: ranking of master level private institutions, ranking of bachelor (engineer) level private institutions on, and ranking of state vocational institutions. Altogether 219 Polish higher education institutions were evaluated in the 2013 ranking.

In addition to the Perspektywy University Ranking, Ranking by Field of Study was also published covering 40 most popular fields such as humanities, social sciences, nature, science, psychology, law, engineering, technology and IT.

The 14th edition of Perspektywy University Ranking was published together with a leading Polish daily newspaper “Rzeczpospolita”.

All results are listed on www.perspektywy.pl (in Polish) or www.ranking.perspektywy.org (in English).

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