Bialystok University of Technology for the first time in the U-Multirank ranking. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering fourth in Poland20-07-2022
Bialystok University of Technology, the largest university in north-eastern Poland, was described in the U-Multirank ranking as a comprehensive university in terms of its range of subjects and fields of study. In the five measures assessed in the ranking, Bialystok University of Technology received the highest marks in the category ‘Research’ and ‘Regional Engagement’. The university was rated highest for, among other things, education in line with regional demand.
U-Multirank is an independent international ranking of universities, developed within the framework of the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme –explains Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Dardzińska-Głębocka, DSc, PhD, Vice-Rector for Education at Bialystok University of Technology. – More than 2,000 HEIs from nearly 100 countries from all over the world participate in the ranking, including 42 HEIs from Poland. This is the first global multi-criteria ranking, providing a multidimensional picture of the performance of HEIs by assessing them in five different areas.
The university’s assessment concentrated on five measures:
- Teaching and Learning (includes 8 indicators),
- Research (11 indicators),
- Knowledge Transfer (9 indicators),
- International Orientation (6 indicators),
- Regional Engagement (6 indicators).
– The strengthening of Bialystok University of Technology’s position in rankings is the result of consistent implementation of the university’s development strategy, which consists, among other things, in offering knowledge that is socially and economically useful – adds Assoc. Prof. Agnieszka Dardzińska, DSc, PhD. – Bialystok University of Technology has a highly qualified and motivated teaching staff and external stakeholders involved in the university’s activities. The university constantly evaluates its teaching offer, which allows it to improve the way of education, raising the efficiency and quality of teaching at Bialystok University of Technology.
In this year’s edition of the ranking, Bialystok University of Technology received an A grade in 5 indicators:
- percentage share of interdisciplinary publications,
- percentage share of open access publications,
- number of companies established by the University’s graduates,
- undergraduate graduates who found their first job after graduation in the region relevant to the seat of the university,
- graduates who found their first job after graduation in the region relevant to the seat of the university.
The Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which achieved a high 4th place among Polish faculties of mechanical engineering, received the highest grade A in 4 indicators:
- Student-staff ratio,
- percentage of female authors at the university,
- number of faculty research publications indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection database in which at least one author is affiliated with the source university
- percentage of external research income from abroad
– U-Multirank conducts its classification in two ways, on the one hand it classifies universities institutionally – looking at the university as a whole, and on the other hand it classifies fields of study – points out Małgorzata Jeglińska-Krupa, Head of the Centre for Data and Strategic Analysis at Bialystok University of Technology. – And in this classification, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, which achieved spectacular results, as fourth place in the country, is a really good place.
In 2022, Bialystok University of Technology applied for the first time for the U-Multirank ranking. Of all the faculties of Bialystok University of Technology, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering entered the ranking. In the subject ranking (Engineering > Mechanical Engineering ), the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering was ranked 4th among 14 mechanical faculties from Poland and 50th among 276 mechanical faculties worldwide.
The detailed results of Bialystok University of Technology assessment can be found here:
Assessment results of the Faculty Mechanical Engineering:
Comparison of universities in Poland:
Comparison of faculties of mechanical engineering in Poland:
The U-Multirank ranking was developed by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) of the University of Twente and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) of the University of Leiden. The U-Multirank ranking involves 2202 universities from 96 countries around the world, including 42 universities from Poland. The ranking includes 5 574 faculties, 11 605 programmes in 30 subject areas. U-Multirank is the first global ranking to give a full picture of the diversity of university performance. The multidimensional approach used by U-Multirank involves comparing the performance of universities within individual areas and indicators, which are given grades on a scale from A (very good) to E (poor). This multidimensional assessment provides an opportunity to showcase the specific strengths of individual universities.