Top Russian Universities in World University Rankings
Russian universities are evolving rapidly. Over the recent years, the number of Russian higher education institutions in world education rankings has increased considerably. Top universities in Russia are present in prestigious QS, THE and ARWU rankings. Our website has information on major ranking agencies and their methodology; the charts show Russian universities’ positions in QS, THE and ARWU rankings by overall academic excellence, subject, faculty and region. Click on “View rankings” to see charts.
ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities)
It is compiled by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University since 2003. The main emphasis in the preparation of the rating is on the research activities of universities and the role of subjective assessments (various surveys) is reduced to zero. The most important indicators according to which the university is assigned a particular position include the number of Nobel Prize, Fields Medal winners among the staff and graduates, the number of frequently cited researchers, as well as publications in scientific journals (Nature, Science). Experts assess 1,500 universities across the world; the top 500 list is published.View rankings
QS World University Rankings
It is compiled by the British marketing company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) based on 6 indicators with different weights: academic reputation, reputation among employers, the ratio of faculty members and students, the percentage of foreign students, the percentage of foreign employees, the percentage of citations per teacher. Academic reputation of the university has the largest weight among all indicators (40%), it is calculated based on a survey in the scientific community. Rankings 2017/2018 drew some 75,000 comments. Employer reputation assessment is also based on polls. The rankings of the top 500 universities were released.View rankings
THE (THE World University Rankings)
It is compiled by a team of analysts of the specialized British weekly publication Times Higher Education (THE). The evaluation of universities is based on performance analysis and annual global poll of experts involving some 20,000 academic community representatives. The rankings take into account 13 indicators, each of them has its own weight. Indicators are combined into 5 groups: teaching, research, citations, income from operations and internationalization (the proportion of foreign professors and students, the percentage of joint publications with international co-authors). Rankings 2018 highlighted 1,250 universities.View rankings