As part of the implementation of the internationalisation strategy, it is assumed to increase the presence of the Medical University of Bialystok in the global higher education rankings. Universities included in international rankings, due to their greater recognition, are a more attractive destination for international students. The inclusion of MUB in international higher education rankings will also have a positive impact on the position of the University graduates in the labour market. In most cases, the evaluation of universities is based on quantifiable indicators. Universities are evaluated and ranked depending on the subject and scope of activities covered by the ranking. During the evaluation, the reputation of the University in relation to research staff, employers and students is also examined.
The Medical University of Bialystok is currently trying to be included in the lists of 3 prestigious rankings: Times Higher Education World University Rankings, QS World University Ranking and U-Multirank 2021 ranking by subject.
QS World University Ranking (QS) - prepared by the British company Quacquarelli Symmonds specialising in publications on the topic of education and studying abroad. In preparing the prestigious QS World University Ranking, the following criteria are taken into account: reputation of the University in the academic environment, evaluation and prestige among employers, the ratio of academic staff to the number of students, the number of students and employees from abroad, the number of citations of the university staff. In addition to the main ranking, individual scientific disciplines and fields of study can be evaluated.
Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THE) - In THE World University Rankings, 5 criteria are used for the assessment of: education, internationalisation of the university, conducted research, citation and publication rates, as well as cooperation between the university and business. THE World University Rankings consists of general, thematic, reputational, and regional rankings.
U-Multirank by subject - evaluates fields of study in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them.
So far the Medical university of Bialystok was included in the lists of 7 international university rankings.
US News Best Global Universities Rankings (US News) - developed by an American company operating in the media industry since the 1930s. Its ranking is based on a list of 1500 universities with the highest number of publications and 250 top universities ranked on the basis of a reputation survey. From this pool, the top 1500 universities are included in the main ranking. Individual fields of study are subject to seperate rankings.
The Medical University of Bialystok is currently ranked 725th in the Clinical Medicine category.
U-Multirank - evaluates universities in five main areas of activity: research, international cooperation, quality of teaching and learning, transfer of knowledge and technology and cooperation at a regional level. The aim of the ranking (created with the support of the European Commission) is to create a tool that will enable candidates to search universities in terms of the most relevant criteria for them. The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the U-Multirank 2018/19 ranking.
The Medical University of Bialystok was included in the global ranking. Our University is characterised by a very high evaluation of the "Research" parameter. All indicators were rated 7 'A' (very good), which distinguishes MUB from other Polish universities.
SCImago (SIR) – SIR rankings rank academic and research centres based on multi-criteria indicators. The most important of them, which have a key impact on evaluation, are: research potential, innovation, as well as the impact of institution's actions in the social space. For ranking purposes, the calculation is generated annually on the basis of the results obtained over a period of five years ending two years before the ranking's edition.
The Medical University of Bialystok has been ranked 630 in the SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR). In the regional ranking for Eastern Europe, MUB took a high 43 position. Among Polish universities, it was ranked 9th.
CWTS Leiden Ranking - is based on bibliographic data from the Web of Science database created by Clarivate Analytics. The first edition of the ranking was held in 2007. Since then, the ranking has been steadily gaining popularity. This is a single-criteria ranking. It evaluates universities for their research and publication potential.
The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at a high 1073rd position in the global ranking. This underlines the great importance that the MUB attaches to the quality of published content.
Web of Universities (Webometrics) – the Ranking publishes webometric indicators for more than 12,000 universities. It is created on the basis of a complex index. It takes into account both the amount of online content (the number of websites and files on the internet) and the recognisability, visibility and impact of these online publications. They are estimated based on the number of external links. The ranking is an initiative of Cybermetrics Lab – a research group of the Spanish National Research Council. The aim of the ranking is to increase the presence of academic institutions on the internet, as well as to promote free access to the results of scientific research online.
The Medical University of Bialystok was ranked 1636th in the global ranking and 28th in Poland.
University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) - the main objective of URAP is to develop a ranking system based on academic performance indicators that reflect the quality and quantity of academic publications. URAP publishes the world ranking of universities since 2010. Since 2011, the rankings by subject have also been published. The latest rankings cover 3,000 universities from around the world and 61 different specialist subject areas.
The Medical University of Bialystok is ranked at the 1487th position in the global ranking. It was also included in the 651st position in the category of Medical and Health Sciences.
UniRank - is a leading international directory and search engine of institutions related to higher education, it contains reviews and rankings of more than 13,723 officially recognised universities and higher education institutions in 200 countries. It is based on its own sources. It does not conduct a procedure for obtaining data on the basis of information reported by universities.
The Medical University of Bialystok has been included in the global and national UniRank rankings.
The MUB International Cooperation Department as a unit coordinating international rankings asks for urgent involvement of other units in the international reputation study of higher education institutions. In addition to the relevant data of a given institution, this is the second most common element of the evaluation of universities. The study is conducted among both academic staff and employers. The position in the international rankings is connected not only with the scientific and teaching as well as infrastructure potential. Many times it also depends on the reputation of a university in the international research community.
The person responsible for reporting data to international university rankings is Łukasz Lepionka, PhD. (room 207, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +48 85 686 51 76)
State as of 31.05.2021