In view of the planned evaluation of Activities and verification of Indicators attained as stated in the IDUB application, the IDUB Coordinating Office has created a Team for Monitoring Results and indicators of IDUB. The main task of the Team is to determine the effects of Activities and Programme Projects achieved during the implementation of the Programme Objective.
The scope of the Team’s activities
Within the scope of its responsibilities, the Team will carry out activities such as:
- monitoring the effects of completed Activities as part of the Programme Objective;
- monitoring the rate of achievement of IDUB Indicators;
- preparing reports showing the rate of achieved IDUB Indicators along with recommendations for their improvement, to be completed every six months for the Rector of the University of Warsaw, the Steering Committee, the Programme Director, the POB Coordinating Committee, and the Coordinating Committee for Horizontal Activities;
- identifying potential risks associated with achieving IDUB Indicators.
There is a list of indicators which serve to monitor and evaluate the achievements of the University in relation to the Excellence Initiative (IDUB), including the following:
- obligatory indicators (WO), as defined by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) (seven indicators);
- optional indicators (WF), also established by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW); universities are obliged to select four indicators which they deem most relevant;
- university indicators (WU), established in relation to the following objectives:
- preparing and implementing comprehensive solutions which encourage the professional development of university employees, in particular young researchers, as understood in Article 360, section 2 of the statute,
- raising the quality of management at the University, including pro-quality organisational changes.
The indicators encompass bibliometric and statistical data, as well as internal data from the University. The data is taken from POL-on, SciVal, and local university databases.
The application reflected data from 2013-2018 (in the case of differing indicators, data from different years in this period were given).
The University is obliged to report on the indicators below – both those directly resulting from university activities, and those from the Priority Research Areas (POB):
1. The percentage of scientific articles in the upper deciles (WO)
Definition: The percentage (%) of scientific articles is reported, and the numerical value of these articles (only those defined as the “article” type), which in a particular period of time were among the 10% most cited in the world.
2. Normalised citation indicator (WO)
Definition: the impact of articles (only those defined as the “article” type) published as part of a particular POB and the University, in a specific area, measured by the number of citations during a corresponding reference period (every 6 months and in 2020-2024 and 2024-2026), in relation to the world average and accounting for the specificities of a given field.
3. The percentage of scientific articles in international partnerships (WO)
Definition: The percentage (%) of scientific articles (only those defined as the “article” type) published as part of international cooperation, such as articles in which at least one of the co-authors is affiliated with a foreign institution.
4. Scientific monographs in prestigious publishing houses (WO)
• presenting a particular scientific issue in an original and creative way;
• contain annotations, a bibliography or other relevant scientific form, appropriate to the scientific discipline.
A scientific monograph is also:
• reviewed and includes footnotes (annotations), a bibliography, or other relevant form of record, appropriate to the scientific discipline, translated – a work which is of importance to science or culture, translated into Polish; a work which is of importance to science or culture, published in Polish and translated into another modern language;
• an edition of scientific source texts.
5. International grants (WO)
• a grant, in which UW officially appears as the grant coordinator/consortium, implemented in cooperation with foreign partners, regardless of the source of funding (domestic or foreign); or
• a grant implemented independently by UW as part of an international programme (chosen in an international competition) regardless of the source of funding (domestic or foreign).
6. Opening personnel policies (WO)
7. The number of students in relation to the number of academic teachers (WO)
8. Normalised citation indicator for scientific articles in foreign cooperation (WF)
Definition: the impact of articles (only those defined as the “article” type, in which at least one of the co-authors is affiliated with a foreign institution) published within one of the POB areas as part of a specified field, measured by the number of citations in a given reference period (every 6 months and in 2020-2024 and 2024-2026), in relation to the world average and accounting for the specificities of a given field.
9. Internationalisation of staff, % (WF)
10. Internationalisation of doctoral candidates, % (WF)
11. Publications in peer-reviewed international conference materials (WF)
12. The percentage of young scientists within the internal grant system (WU)
13. The impact factor of cooperation (WU)
Definition: the impact of publication of specified types of geographic cooperation – the number of citations obtained by publications in a given POB area, affiliated with the University of Warsaw, in an international dimension for all types of scientific work.
14. Employee mobility (WU)
|Indicator||Responsibility for attaining the indicator||Source(s) of data|
|UW||POB I||POB II||POB III||POB IV||POB V||Central databases*||POB data**|
|The percentage of scientific articles in the upper deciles||UW||I||II||III||IV||V||CBD|
|Normalised citation indicator||UW||I||II||III||IV||V||CBD|
|The percentage of scientific articles in international partnerships||I||II||III||IV||V||CBD|
|Scientific monographs in prestigious publishing houses||I||III||IV||V||POB|
|Opening personnel policies||UW||CBD|
|The number of students in relation to the number of academic teachers||UW||CBD|
|Normalised citation indicator for scientific articles in foreign cooperation||I||II||III||IV||V||CBD|
|Internationalisation of staff||UW||CBD|
|Internationalisation of doctoral candidates||UW||CBD|
|Publications in peer-reviewed international conference materials||II||III||IV||CBD|
|The percentage of young scientists within the internal grant system||UW||CBD|
|The impact factor of cooperation||I||II||III||IV||V||CBD|
* Central databases: this concerns indicators whose values are counted on the basis of data originating from external databases (SciVal, POLon, CORE, and DBLP) or on the basis of data gathered by units of the central administration of UW. This data is collected by the Team for Monitoring Results and Indicators of IDUB. Some data (monographs and international grants) is verified collaboratively with POB.
** POB data: this concerns indicators whose values are calculated on the basis of data collected by POB for IDUB.
- Announcement of the Minister of Science and Higher Education about the first competition under the “Excellence Initiative – Research University” programme (in Polish)
- Summary of the competition (in Polish)
- Ordinance no. 115 of the Rector of the University of Warsaw on the implementation of “Excellence Initiative – Research University” at the University of Warsaw (in Polish)
- Names of organisational units of the University of Warsaw and names of organisational units of the University of Warsaw in English (in Polish)
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