UWr in Shanghai GRAS ranking
In this year’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects published by the Chinese agency ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, our university maintained its strong position in two disciplines: Mathematics and Ecology. Like last year, Mathematics came in a high 301-400th place in the world, with Ecology also ranking well among the world’s 401-500 best.
The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is primarily known for its Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which has been published since 2009. The GRAS ranking, currently covering 54 academic disciplines, has started to be published since 2017. GRAS assesses disciplines in the Natural Sciences, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering Sciences. It is a ranking to which universities do not report any data; it is taken entirely automatically from Web of Science and InCites. In this year’s edition, data for the period 2016-2020 was taken into account.
A total of 1,800 universities were included in the GRAS 2022 ranking in particular 54 disciplines, including 25 universities from Poland. Higher education institutions from our country were ranked in as many as 28 disciplines. The record-holder is the Jagiellonian University – it was included in 13 disciplines. The University of Warsaw, on the other hand, was ranked highest. Warsaw physics is ranked among the 50-75 best in the world.
The GRAS ranking takes into account 5 indicators:
- research output-an indicator measured by the number of publications of the university in a given discipline in journals from the first quartile (Q1) in terms of Impact Factor;
- research influence– calculated by means of Category Normalized Citation Impact (CNCI), i.e. the ratio of citations of articles published by the university in a given discipline to the average number of citations of articles from the same category, published in the same year and in the same type of journals;
- international research cooperation– the ratio of joint publications with authors from abroad to the total number of publications of the institution is taken into account;
- research quality– measured by the number of papers published by the institution in the best journals in the field (TOP papers);
- significant academic awards (including Nobel prizes and Fields Medals).