South Ural State University is included in the list of top ten classical universities of Russia. The rating of Russian universities relevance is made up within the project “Social Navigator” by the international media group “Russia Today”
463 state, official, municipal and private universities from 80 regions are included in the rating. All these institutions were divided into six groups: classical, engineering, agricultural, management, humanitarian and medical universities.
The following indicators were taken into account: a share of graduates, who received employment assignments upon completion of full-time courses; a rate of income from research work and educational services in grand total earnings of the institution, as well as papers citation index.
South Ural State University is placed 10th in the rating out of 87 universities. It’s the most popular classical university in the region (97.2 % of graduates has employment assignments; a share of resources from commercialization of intellectual products is 13.6 %; citation index is 14).
Apart from SUSU fallen into the category of “classical university”, there are also seven higher education institutions of the region which represent “engineering universities”, “humanitarian universities”, “agricultural universities” and “medical universities”.