Monument of Stanisław Staszic in the AGH University hall
In this year’s edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, the AGH University once again took the first place among Polish technical universities.
Besides the AGH University, nine Polish Universities were listed in the ranking:
The best positions in the ranking belong to universities from the USA – Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In the top ten, there were eight American universities and two from the United Kingdom.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities was first published in 2003 by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since 2009, ARWU has been prepared and published by an independent organisation, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. The exact place in the ranking is known only for the 100 best universities in the world. The remaining universities are classified in ranks comprising 50 or 100 institutions. The list is created based on a few factors: