Russian Universities top QS EECA Rankings
105 Russian higher education centres entered the QS list.
Britain’s Quacquarelli Symonds released the results of a new study of the best universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia. QS EECA University Rankings 2020 highlighted 350 universities from across these regions. Russia took the top three places outperforming the Czech Republic, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia etc. Lomonosov Moscow State University was ranked 1st, Saint Petersburg State University 2nd, and Novosibirsk State University 3rd. The top 100 included National Research Tomsk State University (8), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (11), Higher School of Economics (17), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (24), National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (30), Ural Federal University (35), Kazan Federal University (36), National University of Science and Technology MISIS (45), ITMO University (46), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (47), Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (58), National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (64), Far Eastern Federal University (90) and Samara University (98).
Some universities improved their rankings compared with last year. UrFU climbed eight positions, MISIS seven, MIPT five, HSE six, and TPU five. The Russian league also included Siberian Federal University, South Ural State University, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, University of Tyumen.
The survey was based on several performance indicators with academic reputation (30%) and employer reputation (20%) being the most important. Among other criteria are papers per faculty (relies on the Scopus database), international research network, web impact, international faculty and international students etc.