On November 22nd a new ranking was published by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) – QS World University Rankings BRICS 2018.
Among other things the QS ranking takes into account a university’s reputation among employers, ratio of teaching staff VS students, total amount of the published articles and number of citations.
The number of Russian institutions of higher education participating in the Top-50 Project has increased to six universities (there were only four in 2016). The best universities include: Novosibirsk State University, Tomsk State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and MEPhI National Research Nuclear University. Meanwhile, School of Economics and Tomsk Polytechnic University have been listed among the Top-50 universities this year for the first time.
It is important to note that South Ural State University was listed in the published ranking among such universities as Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI”, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, and Siberian Federal University.
“SUSU has always been listed in the QS World University Rankings BRICS 2018, but now having shown upgrade in almost all parameters we have stepped up from the range of 151-200 to position 138, what directly proves that quality of research and teaching at our University has improved,” Liudmila Lapina, Head of the Ranking Cooperation Department at the SUSU International Affairs Division comments on the importance of this event.