The results of the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) are out. This year, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy featured the best 1000 universities in the world. The University of Warsaw was ranked between 401 and 500.
The Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) is considered as one of the most prestigious university rankings in the world. It has been published since 2003. In the latest edition of the ranking, there were listed 10 best polish universities. The University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University took the highest positions in this group. Both universities were ranked between 401-500.
Universities were ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in “Nature” and “Science”, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.
The top two places in the ranking were taken by American universities: Harvard University (the first place) and Stanford University (the second place). The third place took University of Cambridge from Great Britain.