29.05.2018

AGH UST increasingly higher in ranking by Perspektywy


photo by Krzysztof Wojciewski

In this year’s Ranking of Universities prepared by the Perspektywy Education Foundation, the AGH University of Science and Technology was ranked number 5 in the general classification, and number 2 in the category of technical universities. This is an improvement compared to the last year’s edition of the ranking.  

In the general classification of the University Ranking, this year in the Top 6 there are three best Polish technical universities: Warsaw University of Technology – 3rd place (82.8%), AGH UST – 5th place (76.7%), and Wrocław University of Science and Technology – 6th place (75.6%). 

This year, in the category “Scientific Potential”, AGH UST was ranked number one among technical universities, and number three in the general classification, and in the category “Scientific Effectiveness”, AGH UST took first place among technical universities, and fourth place in the general classification. In the category “Graduates on the Labour Market”, AGH UST was ranked number 4 in Poland. 

In this year’s edition of the ranking, the jury also evaluated 68 fields of study, including 21 technical programmes. AGH UST has secured top positions in the following categories:  

  • Automatic Control and Robotics: 1st place (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics),  
  • Electronics and Telecommunications: 1st place (Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications), 
  • Electrical Engineering: 1st place (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering),  
  • Power Engineering: 2nd place (Faculty of Energy and Fuels),  
  • Technical Physics: 2nd place (Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science),  
  • Geodesy, Surveying and Cartography: 2nd place (Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering), 
  • Mining and Geology: 1st and 2nd place (respectively, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, and Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering),
  • Computer Science: 2nd place (Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications), 
  • Biomedical Engineering: 1st place (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering),  
  • Materials Engineering: 2nd and 3rd place (respectively, Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics, and Faculty of Metals Engineering and Industrial Computer Science),  
  • Environmental Engineering: 2nd place (Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection), 
  • Mechanical Engineering: 1st place (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics),  
  • Mechatronics: 1st place (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics),  
  • Chemical Technology: 3rd place (Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics),  
  • Management and Production Engineering: 1st place (Faculty of Management).  


Additionally, in the Top 10 of the best IT-related programmes of study, there are four study fields of Computer Science at the following AGH UST faculties: second place (Faculty of Computer Science, Electronics and Telecommunications), third place (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering), ninth place (Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection), and tenth place (Faculty of Physics and Applied Computer Science). 

A remarkable success was also achieved by social and humanistic fields of study offered at AGH UST by the Faculty of Humanities. Sociology moved up the ranking from twelfth place to fifth, scoring 74.8 points out 100 possible. This field of study was most highly evaluated in the following categories: financial careers of graduates, authorisation to award degrees, citations per paper and citation index, and availability of highly-qualified staff to students. Cultural Studies moved up to eleventh place (from nineteenth position in 2017) with the total score of 65.8 points out of 100 possible. It was highly evaluated for financial careers of graduates, and citations per paper and citation index.

The ranking by “Perspektywy”, which has now been published for 19 years, is regarded as the most important evaluation of Polish universities. The ranking jury is headed by professor Michał Kleiber, former President of the Polish Academy of Sciences.