Efficiency of Polish Universities in the Area of Scientific Research

  • Mariusz Trojak Jagiellonian University
  • Marta Tutko Jagiellonian University


The goal of this paper is to estimate the technical efficiency of Polish universities in the area of scientific research. The research finding proved that the average technical efficiency of Polish universities is relatively high and Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, University of Wrocław and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw are the universities performing with the highest effectiveness.

Several parts are indicated in the structure of the paper. In the first part, the current state of scientific research in Poland is explored. In the next part, an evaluation of the quality of scientific or research and development activities conducted by the Committee for Evaluation of Scientific Units is presented. Afterwards, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) methodology was explained and applied to the evaluation of technical efficiency of basic organizational units of Polish universities in the area of scientific research. The paper ends with conclusions.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.ss.89.3.13676

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