The CWTS Leiden Ranking is one of the most important global academic rankings. This year’s edition included 1,225 universities from 69 countries. The ranking is established solely on the basis of bibliometric data available in the Web of Science database and is divided into the following scientific areas: Biomedical and Health Sciences, Life and Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, Physical Sciences and Engineering and Social Sciences and Humanities.
The ranking is therefore based on objective and measurable criteria, and for the past three years, it has been presenting results in four categories: scientific impact, open access to publications, collaboration and gender.
In this year's ranking, the University of Warmia and Mazury earned a high ranking in the area of Life and Earth Sciences. In the category of scientific impact, our university was ranked 220th in the world, 71st in Europe and second in Poland. Among Polish universities, we were only outranked by the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW), while the Poznań University of Life Sciences took third place.
The share of women in research achievements in the area of natural sciences earned the UWM third place among Polish universities and 261st in the world. In turn, in such categories as open access to publications (publications in reliable journals entirely in open access) and cooperation resulting in joint publications, UWM was ranked 5th among Polish universities and 414th in the world.