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Seminar for stakeholders of Perspektywy University Ranking

Close to a hundred representatives of the Polish universities attended a ranking seminar traditionally organized as a quality assurance measure by the Perspektywy Education Foundation. The seminar held at the Warsaw University of Technology on 22 July 2015 was designed to give the stakeholders a chance to listen to the authors of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2015, ask questions and discuss in detail methodology of this academic ranking.

At the seminar Gero Federkeil of CHE Centre for Higher Education (German) as a guest speaker commented on the new edition of the U-Multirank.

Jagiellonian University in Krakow and University of Warsaw win ex aequo in Perspektywy Ranking 2015

 (9 June 2015) Perspektywy Education Foundation announced the results of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2015 (Poland).

Jagiellonian University and University of Warsaw won ex aequo in the XVI Perspektywy University Ranking 2015. The third place went to Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. The further three positions are occupied by the best Polish technical universities: the fourth place ex aequo share Warsaw University of Technology and Wroclaw University of Technology, with AGH University of Science and Technology right after them in the sixth position.

Kozminski University has defended its status of the leader in the group of private-owned HEIs. Right after if – University of Social Sciences and Humanities (SWPS), the school that not only obtained the status of an university, but also cut the gap to the leader by half.

Over 46 000 international students in Poland

There are 46,101 international students from 158 countries studying in Poland, 10.000 more than a year ago (28% increase). Polish universities never experienced such a growth. Currently international students make up 3.1% of the total student body in the country (seven years ago the figure was 0.6%, in 2014 - 2.3%).

Increase of the internationalisation factor is due not only to the growing number of foreigners, but also to the decrease of the total number of students in Poland. In the academic year 2014/15 there are 1,469,386 people studying at the Polish universities – over 80,491 students fewer than in the previous year, and over 265,000 fewer than three years ago.

Internationalization ambition of Poland's universities

In 2005 there were no more than 8 000 international students in Poland, presently, after a decade this number is over 40.000. The ambition of Polish universities is to have 100.000 international by 2020.

Over 240 rectors, vice rectors and international officers representing 80 universities and 25 organizations supporting higher education came to the annual conference Foreign Students in Poland 2015 organized by Perspektywy Education Foundation and Rectors’ Conference (CRASP) and hosted by the Marie Curie-Sklodowski University in Lublin 22-23 January 2015.

The conference’s participants repeatedly pointed out the urgent need to establish a national agency specialized in supporting Polish higher education abroad, that could function in a similar way as DAAD, Nuffic or CampusFrance do. For a number of years the idea of such agency has been so far unsuccessfully advocated by Rectors’ Conference. Prof. Wieslaw Banys, rector of Silesian University and current president of CRASP stressed the need of stronger support of internationalization effords od Polish universities by the government and various authorities.

Perspektywy Report on International Students in Poland 2014

 (Warsaw, 28 October 2014) Perspektywy Education Foundation published – for the fifth time now – the International Students in Poland 2014 Report, presenting in a comprehensive manner the overall situation and the newest trends in internationalisation of the Polish higher education. There are currently 35,983 international students from 149 countries studying in the Polish higher education institutions. This means an increase by almost 7,000 – 23% – over the previous academic year alone.

The report gives a full and comprehensive picture of this problem, so important for higher education both on the global scale and for each country individually. Internationalisation of higher education is one of the indicators of education development in the last decades of the 20th century and the first ones of the 21st. Over 4.5 million students study outside of their native land today and their number increases systematically. The advantages of this process are numerous and have been widely documented already. The main advantages are to the students themselves, but also their native and host countries.

Kozminski U. wins Perspektywy MBA Ranking 2014 (Poland)

(20 November 2014) The “Executive MBA” program of the Kozminski University followed by the “emba@uw - Executive MBA” of the University of Warsaw and the “Canadian Executive MBA (CEMBA)" by Warsaw University of Economics (SGH) took top places in the 2014 Perspektywy ranking of MBA programs in Poland.

The results of the MBA ranking were announced at a gala organized on the floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Prof. Elzbieta Mączyńska, President of the Polish Economic Society, chairwomen of the Ranking Board, congratulating the winners, observed that the very fact that so many institutions were willing to enter the competition and submit themselves to the ranking scrutiny, testifies to their maturity and their self assurance as to the quality of the programs they offer.

University of Warsaw best in 15th jubilee Perspektywy University Ranking 2014


(Warsaw, 21 May 2014) Perspektywy Education Foundation announced the winners of the Perspektywy University Ranking 2014 (Poland). University of Warsaw won again (after being second for the past two years), Jagiellonian University of Krakow took a second place by a very narrow margin; the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan is third. Among Polish private higher education institutions, the Kozminski University is first, followed by University of Social Sciences and Humanities, both from Warsaw.

Overall, as many as 33 criteria were used in the Perspektywy University Ranking 2014. They were grouped into six categories: prestige - with the weight of 24%, academic strength – 15%, academic effectiveness – 26%, teaching and learning – 11%, internationalization – 15%, and innovation – 9%.

Best international students in Poland 2013


(Warsaw, 8 November 2013) Namuun has created the first Polish-Mongolian dictionary, Aliaksandr has taken part in prestigious business contests, Kun is actively helping along the cooperation between Polish and Chinese universities, Alena is recording brilliant films…

They all came to Poland to study: mastered the language, assimilated with the local student community, made lots of friends. Still, their activity goes far beyond just studies: they are visible in different fields, becoming real ambassadors of Polish universities and Poland itself in their countries of origin. These are INTERSTUDENTS 2013!

On November 8, during the Ceremony of the Polish Student Parliament Awards PROJUVENES 2013 at Palladium Theatre in Warsaw the winner nominees of the forth edition of INTERSTUDENT contest obtained diplomas and statuettes as well as valuable prizes. The contest was organized within the programme “Study in Poland” and co-funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. The honorary patronage of the event was embraced by professor Wiesław Banyś, President of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP).

Kozminski University wins in Perspektywy MBA Ranking 2013

(Warsaw, 4 July 2013) The “Executive MBA” program of the Kozminski University followed by the “Canadian Executive MBA” of the Warsaw Univeristy of Economics (SGH), and the “Warsaw-Illinois Executive MBA” took top places in the 2013 Perspektywy ranking of MBA programs in Poland. The results of the MBA ranking were announced at a gala organized on the floor of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Perspektywy and QS rankings get IREG approval

(Warsaw, 16 May 2013) The results of the first ranking audits were announced at the IREG Forum on University Rankings attended by over 130 participants from 32 countries. IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence decided to grant the rights to use the “IREG Approved” label in relation to the national ranking: Perspektywy University Ranking (Poland), produced by the Perspektywy Education Foundation, and to the international and regional rankings QS World University Rankings, produced by the QS Intelligence Unit.