This year’s global U-Multirank ranking saw a historic victory for the University of Information Technology and Management based in Rzeszow. The highest marks, i.e. A – very good, were obtained in 11 subcategories. The Medical University of Warsaw also ranked first with the same number of points, and the Warsaw School of Economics completed the podium.

2202 universities from 96 countries participated in the current edition of the U-Multirank ranking. Poland was represented by a total of 42 universities. In addition to UITM, other Polish universities include the University of Warsaw, Jagiellonian University, and the Rzeszów University of Technology. The ranking also takes into account the performance of renowned international universities including Harvard University, Oxford University, and Cambridge University.
The University of Information Technology and Management has been part of the global university ranking project called U-Multirank since its founding in 2014. We are very pleased with the excellent result of our University in this year’s U-Multirank ranking. Because it is one of the most trustworthy international rankings of universities, according to Dr. Andrzej Rozmus, professor UITM, Rector of the University. Let me remind you that it was created at the European Commission’s request. Second, this ranking is improving each year, which testifies to the success of our efforts across a wide array of topics. The third and final point is that this ranking is a great resource for study candidates, both Polish and international candidates. According to Rector Rozmus, this ranking is crucial for a university with a global presence, where students are now studying from almost 50 different nations.

The University of Information Technology and Management based in Rzeszów received the highest marks in the subcategories:

  1. Digital education investment
  2. Gender balance
  3. Interdisciplinary publications
  4. Employees with a doctoral degree and above
  5. Professional publications
  6. Open Access Publications- that is, those that are available for download without the need to purchase the publication
  7. Income from private sources – excluding student tuition, government grants, and grants from nonprofit institutions
  8. Income from continuous professional development: postgraduate studies and training
  9. Spin-offs – forms produced by the application of academic knowledge
  10. Foreign language bachelor programmes
  11. International academic staff

Polish universities with the highest number of A (very good) grades are: University of Information Technology and Management in Rzeszów (11), Medical University of Warsaw (11), Warsaw School of Economics (10). The Jagiellonian University and the WSB Academy, both receiving 9 points in category A, occupy the following two spots ex aequo.

The results obtained by our University in the U-Multirank ranking clearly confirm that UITM is not only one of the best universities in Poland, but also an important business partner for many Polish and international companies. The high and stable grades we achieve are not accidental, but the result of hard work and ambitious strategy – says Dr. Justyna Berniak-Woźny, President’s Representative for Internationalization of the University.

U-Multirank is an independent ranking developed under the Erasmus + program of the European Commission by a committee headed by the Center for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente and the Center for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands. This first global multi-criteria ranking gives a multidimensional picture of the functioning of universities by assessing them in five different areas: education and learning, research, international orientation, regional commitment and knowledge transfer. U-Multirank uses 39 different indicators for this purpose, by means of which universities are assessed and compared in various areas and fields of activity, on the basis of a 5-point scale: 1 / A – very good grade; 2 / B – good grade; 3 / C – average grade; 4 / D – below average grade; 5 / E – low grade. In this way, U-Multirank gives a complete picture of the strengths and weaknesses of each ranked university.

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