Ranking bu Subject 2019 is an structured information about the most popular fields of study in Polish universities - public and non-public. The evaluated fields of study in the Ranking were conducted on faculty level and covered full time Master level. It was decided that a unit must have at least one right to confer doctoral degree, regardless of field and discipline.


The ranking is based on 14 to 16 indicators grouped in six criteria. Depending on the field of study, a given indicator may be included in the various weight percentages.


Academic reputation - a number of indications based on survey conducted among academic staff (2400 full professors as well as PhDs with habilitation, who have obtained their academic titles within the past four years). The survey did not take into account the votes in favor of the institution being the principal place of employment of the respondent. The survey was conducted in CAVI method. Each respondent definded a field and discipline of study, discipline of study, the area in which he or she is currently teaching at university. The survey was completed by “Perspektywy” Education Foundation.


Alumni’s economic situation - the criterion measured by the indicator of the earnings level of graduates of a university and the indicators of their employment - following the nationwide survey "Alumni’s Economic Situation" conducted by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education with the use of ZUS (Social Insurance Company) data. The indicator takes into account the three survey parameters: earning wages in the county of residence (weight 0.5%), work experience (weight 0.25%), and the risk of unemployment against the unemployment rate in the county of residence (0.25%).


Parametric evaluation - rating given by KEJN to individual units of universities not the faculty. Index ranking depends on the category given to the unit. In the case of units with many fields of study the unit will have the same index ranking in the groups in which it is classified. Source: KEJN.

Rights to confer academic degrees – this indicator reflects rights to confer PhD degrees with habilitation and PhD degree for the university leading a field of study. Rights in the field related directly to the ranked field of study are the highest awarded. If the unit has rights to confer PhD with habilitation, it was awarded a weight of 6, if it has only right to confer PhD it received a grade with a weight of 4. If the unit has rights to confer in other disciplines not related to the field of study, then received respectively grades 2 and 1. Source: POL-on data base (integrated information system for higher education).

Academic degrees - the number of obtained - PhD degrees (with weight 1) and PhDs with habilitation (with weight 1.5) to the total number of full-time staff in the unit. Source: POL-on.


Academic staff with highest qualifications - defined as the ratio of the number of academic staff (PhD's weighted 1.0, PhDs with habilitation weighted 1.5 and full professors weighted 2.0) to the total number of  students studying in the unit (students of full-time studies weighted 1.0, students of part-time studies weighted 0.6). Source: POL-on.

Accreditations - measured by the number of accreditations with a distinction granted by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) and own data.

Quality accepted for studies - indicator measured by the results of secondary school-certifications of the first year students who were admitted to the university units and started studies on October 1, 2018. The indicator shows the quality of the university itself (as the choice of the most talented) and creates this quality as the best students affect the level of the academic process.


Publications - measured by the ratio of the number of publications in the SCOPUS database covering years 2015-2018. Each publication is assigned (according to the SCOPUS – ASJC data base) to the right branch of science taking into account the relevance of the title (journal publication). Source: SciVal databasis.

Citations - measured by the number of citations in 2015-2018, in relation to the number of the cited publications. Source: SciVal.

FWCI (Fields-Weighted Citation Impact) - measured by the ratio of citations of the publication to the average number of citations obtained by similar publications indexed in the Scopus database for the years 2014-17. Source: SciVal.

Top 10 (Publications in Top 10 Journal Percentiles) - indicator introduced in the ranking 2019 for the first time. It indicates the extent to which the university's publications are currently in the 10% of the most frequently cited journals in the world. The ratio of publications in journals with the highest CiteScore coefficient in relation to all university publications in 2014-2018 is counted. Source: SciVal.


Publications - international cooperation – the share of publications co-authored internationally, in 2014-2018, among all publications. Source: SciVal.

Foreign students - the percentage of foreigners among the total number of students at the faculty. Source: POL-on.

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