University Rank AMU

Since its establishment until today, AMU shows remarkable achievements in education, research, and its reputable academic staff with its high level of abilities. Due to these achievements, AMU’s graduates are desirability in the labor market. Thanks to its many achievements, every year the university is ranking between the three best universities in Poland.

AMU adapting its studying programs and teaching systems to the European standards, establishing cooperation with several academic institutions worldwide, and is an important factor among the EU higher education institutions.

The University continuously extends and updates research programs and contents of study curricula, with special emphasis on their interdisciplinary and international nature. The University recognizes its role as a strategic partner in Central Europe, and therefore aspires to contribute to the region’s economic growth, social development and environmental sustainability.

According to ‘The Ranking of Higher Education Institutions’ (Poland), AMU is ranking at the 3rd place.

‘The World Intellectual Property Organization’ (WIPO) – AMU was awarded a medal of WIPO Award For Creativity.

‘Webometrics Ranking of World Universities’, AMU in ranking at the 381st place.

According to ‘Leiden Ranking’, AMU is ranking at the 498th place.

AMU Well-known Alumni

Hanna Suchocka– a Polish political figure. She served as the prime minister of Polandbetween 11 July 1992 and 26 October 1993 under the presidency of Lech Wałęsa. She is the first (and, so far, the only) woman to hold this post in Poland and 19th in the world.

Dr Jan Kulczyk – a prominent Polish business magnate. He is the owner of Kulczyk Holding and the international investment house. In 2010 Jan Kulczyk was ranked 463 among The World’s Richest People by Forbes with an estimated net worth US$2,1 billion. Jan Kulczyk is also the richest citizen of Poland, according to Forbes 2012.

Adam Michnik – a historian, essayist, former dissident, public intellectual, and the editor-in-chief of Poland’s largest newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza. He is a laureate of many awards and honors, including a Knight of the Legion of Honour and European of the Year.

Prof. Marek Ziółkowski – a sociologist and AMU professor, former senator and vice-speaker of the Senate.

Stanislaw Barańczak – a poet, literary critic, scholar, editor and lecturer. His book,Surgical Precision (Chirurgiczna Precyzja), won the 1999 Nike Award. In 1981 he left the country and became a lecturer at Harvard University where he stayed for almost two decades. .

Jan A.P. Kaczmarek – a Polish composer. He has written the scores for more than 50 feature films and documentaries, including Finding Neverland (2005), for which score he won an Academy Award and National Board of Review award..

Dr Krystyna Łybacka – a Polish political figure who has been serving in the country’s national Parliament (Sejm), since 1991 and, from October 2001 to May 2004, was a member of the cabinet, with the title of Minister of National Education.

List of some well-known people with degree honoris causa of the AMU:

1922Maria Curie-Skłodowska – a Polish physicist and chemist, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.

1933Józef Pilsudski – a Polish statesman, “First Marshal” (from 1920), and leader (1926–35) of the Second Polish Republic. He is considered largely responsible for the creation of the Second Republic of Poland in 1918, 123 years after the Partitions.

1987Krzysztof Penderecki – a Polish composer and conductor. He has wonprestigious awards including Grammy Awards in 1987 and 1998 and 2001, and theGrawemeyer Award for Music Composition in 1992.

1991Gustaw Herling-Grudziński– a Polish writer, journalist, essayist, World War II underground fighter, and political dissident abroad during the communist system in Poland. He is best known for writing a personal account of life in the Soviet Gulag.

1995 Wisława Szymborska – a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. She became better known internationally as a result of this. Her work has been translated into English and many European languages, as well as into Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese and Chinese.

1998Javier Solana – a Spanish physicist and Socialist politician. After serving in the Spanish government under Felipe González (1982–1995) and Secretary General of NATO (1995–1999), he was appointed the European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Secretary General of the Council of the European Union and Secretary-General of the Western European Union.

2001Pope John Paul II

2008Albert Arnold Gore – served as the 45th Vice President of the United States(1993–2001), under President Bill Clinton. Gore is currently an author andenvironmental activist. He has founded a number of non-profit organizations, including the Alliance for Climate Protection, and has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in climate change activism.

2012John Maxwell Coetzee – a novelist, essayist, linguist, translator and recipient of the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature. Prior to receiving the Nobel Prize, Coetzee twice won the Booker Prize.

Membership in International Organizations

EUA – European University Association

EUCEN – European University Continuing Eduation Network

The Compostela Group of Universities

The Santander Group – European University Network

RAMIRI Consortium

ECTN- European Chemistry Thematic Network

NAFSA – National Association of Foreign Student Advisers

The Santander Group – European University Network

RAMIRI Consortium

ECTN- European Chemistry Thematic Network

NAFSA – National Association of Foreign Student Advisers