The University of Warsaw has secured first place on Poland’s university league table, beating the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, which had occupied the top place for the past two years. Since the rankings' inception in 2000, the two universities have occupied the top two positions.
The league table considers several factors when ranking the universities, including:
The league also ranks degree programmes, while Perspektywy compiles a separate ranking for private universities. These rankings are explicitly targeted toward high-school graduates to help them determine which universities or colleges they can apply to. According to the President of Perspektywy , Waldemar Siwinski, the rankings are released at least two weeks before students receive their graduate diplomas to provide them enough time to consider their options.
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The top 10 universities in the updated rankings published in the Perspektywy education magazine are as follows:
Amongst the private universities, Kozminski University occupies the first place, followed by SWPS University of Social Sciences in second and WSB University in Dabrowa Gornicza in third place.
The University of Warsaw, founded in 1816, currently has over 50,000 students and boasts of 100+ programs. It has recently received the best ranking amongst Polish universities to date on the QS World University Rankings.
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