Nature published the Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars – identyfing ascendant performers in the research world. The University of Warsaw was ranked among the world’s top 100 institutions. In the region of South East Europe the UW was ranked 3rd.


The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars uses the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the high-quality research of more than 8 000 global institutions. Applying WFC (weighted fractional count) the Nature summed up scientific achievements of institutions over the last four years (2012-2015). The index metric used to assess a country’s contribution to 68 high impact natural science journals. Poland was mentioned as a one of the examples of countries that improved their research performance more than most. Read more >> 


In the top 100 institutions the UW was ranked 96th. However, in the 25 institutions of South East Europe the UW was placed 3rd.


Not only the University of Warsaw was listed in top 100 institutions, but also the Jagiellonian University. It was placed 69th.


In the South East Europe ranking 8 Polish institutions were listed among 25 best institutions. Besides the University of Warsaw (3rd) were also: the Jagiellonian University (1st), the National Centre for Nuclear Research (10th), the AGH University of Science and Technology (13th), the University of Wrocław (14th), the Polish Academy of Sciences (15th), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (22nd), the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (24th).