The results of the 2022 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) are out. This year, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy features the best 1,000 universities in the world. The University of Warsaw is ranked between 401 and 500.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also called the Shanghai Ranking, 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 are listed 11 best Polish universities. The University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University take the highest positions in this group. Both universities are ranked between 401-500.


The top position in the ranking is held by Harvard University as the best worldwide university. The further places are taken by Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Universities are 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 of the Web of Science™: Science Citation Index Expanded™ and Social Sciences Citation Index™, and the per capita academic performance of an institution.