Prestige 24%

  • Employer reputation – a number of indications of a certain HEI in a questionnaire survey conducted by Centre for Marketing Research INDICATOR on the instruction of “Perspektywy” Education Foundation at a representative group of employers. The criterion takes into consideration the survey results obtained within the previous three years. The survey was conducted in 2015 by CATI method at a group of 1800 companies having the head quarters in Poland. The survey had a national outreach. During the previous three years, 5100 entities were examined. The survey included business entities from all the sectors of Polish Enterprise Classification as well as all the voivodeships. (11%)
  • Academic reputation (teaching) – a number of indications of a certain HEI in a questionnaire survey conducted among university academic staff (full professors as well as doctors with habilitation, who obtained their current academic title within the previous three years). Altogether, within the previous three years there were examined 808 freshly nominated full professors and 1553 freshly nominated doctors with habilitation. The survey does not take into account the votes given in favour of the HEIs being the core place of employment for the respondent. This year, unlike the previous ones, the HEI were split into three groups: academic universities, private HEIs and Higher Vocational Schools. The survey was conducted via the Internet by CAWI method. The survey was accomplished by “Perspektywy” Education Foundation. (11%)
  • International recognition – measured by a HEI’s position in international rankings. (2%).

Innovation 9%

  • Patents - measured by ratio of number of patents at Polish and foreign patent offices, patents granted in Poland and abroad in the years 2013–2014. (4%)
  • EU funding – value of projects realized as part of the European Union innovation, infrastructure and development programs. (2%)
  • Licenses – measured by the number of sold licenses (2%)
  • Spin-off and spin-out– - measured by the number of created spin-off and spin-out companies (1%)

Akademic potential 15%

  • Parametric evaluation – ratio by the sum of research capacity rating of HEI’s units carried by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education to the total of university entities authorized for evaluation. (8%)
  • Right to confer PhD with habilitation degree – measured by the sum of rights to confer PhD with habilitation degree and ratio of rights to award such degrees to the total number of rights to grant PhD degrees. (2%)
  • Rights to award PhD degrees – measured by the sum of rights to award PhD degrees and the ratio of rights to award such degrees to the total number of master degrees. (2%)
  • Academic staff with highest qualifications – defined as the ratio of the number of professors and PhDs with habilitation to the total number of teaching staff employed by the HEI. (3%).

Academic effectiveness 26%

  • Faculty development - measured by the ratio of the number of academic titles and degrees obtained by HEI employed staff in 2013 and 2014 to the total number of HEI academic staff. (6%)
  • Academic titles awarded - measured by the ratio of the number of academic titles and degrees awarded by a HEI in 2013 and 2014 to the total number of full-time academic staff. (5%)
  • External funding for research - measured by the ratio of the total amount of funding obtained for research from outside HEI (including funding by the State budget) to the total number of academic staff. (4%)
  • Publications - measured by the ratio of the number of publications included in the SCOPUS database (status for March 23, 2015) for the years 2010-2014 to the total number of full-time academic staff, taking into account the relevance of journal of publication. (2%)
  • Citations - measured by the ratio of citations in 2010-2014, to the number of the publications cited (database status for March 23, 2015). (3%)
  • H-index - measured using the modified Hirsch method for the years 2010-2014 (database status for March 23, 2015). (3%)
  • EU programmes - number of projects executed as part of the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme. (2%)
  • PhD students - measured by the ratio of the number of doctoral students to the total number of students. (1%)

Teaching & learning 11%

  • Students - teaching staff - ratio of the number of academic teaching staff to the total number of students. (5%)
  • Accreditations - measured by the number of accreditations with a distinction granted by the Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA), and accreditations granted by national and international professional organizations. (3%)
  • E-holdings - e-books, e-journals, databases purchased and expenditures per student for purchase of e-holdings. (1%)
  • Printed library holdings - measured by: total number of volumes, percentage of holdings purchased in 2012, number of subscriptions to Polish and foreign journals, and total expenditures per student for purchase of printed holdings. (1%)
  • Library facilities - measured by a ratio of holdings to the number of students. (1%)

Internationalization 15%

  • Programmes in foreign languages in the academic year 2014/2015. (4%)
  • Students studying in foreign language - measured by the ratio of the number of students studying in a foreign language in academic year 2014/2015 to the total number of full-time students (4%)
  • International students - measured by the ratio of the number of foreign students to the total number of full-time students. (3%)
  • Foreign teaching staff - measured by the ratio of the number of international staff to the total number of full-time teaching staff. (1%)
  • Student exchange (outbound) - measured by the ratio of the number of students going abroad on an exchange programme for at least one semester in 2013/2014 (with special emphasis on Erasmus programmes) to the total number of full-time students. (1%)
  • Student exchange (inbound) - measured by the ratio of the number of students coming to the HEI as part of a foreign exchange programme for at least one semester in 2013/2014 academic year (with special emphasis on Erasmus programmes) to the total number of full-time students. (1%)
  • Multicultural composition of student body - measured by the number of countries represented by at least 10 students. (1%)
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