Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
ShanghaiRanking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities is considered the most recognizable and prestigious international ranking. It is based on a relatively small number of indicators. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university. More than 1800 universities are ranked by ARWU every year and the best 1000 are published.
Only two Polish universities are among the 500 best universities in the world - the University of Warsaw and the Jagiellonian University. In 2018 the number of HEIs included in the ranking was increased to 1000 and 12 Polish universities were on the list, including Lodz University of Technology. In the most recent edition only 9 Polish HEIs were ranked.
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS)
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects includes 54 subjects across Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. More than 1,800 universities across 96 countries and regions have been finally listed in the most recent edition. The leading positions in GRAS belong to universities from the United States, China and the United Kingdom.
In 2021 Lodz University of Technology was classified in two subjects - Biotechnology (401-500) oraz Mechanical Engineering (301-400). In 2022 TUL has been ranked in Energy Science & Engineering for the first time, taking a position in the 301-400 range. There is only one more Polish HEI classified in this subject - AGH University of Science and Technology (also ranked in the 301-400 range).
GRAS methodology considers five criteria including research output (Q1), research influence (CNCI), international collaboration (IC), research quality (Top), and international academic awards (Award). The significant awards in each subject are nominated through Academic Excellence Survey (AES) conducted by ShanghaiRanking.