On October 15, the British company Quacquarelli Symonds published the results of their annual rankings, “QS University: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2020. This year it is the most comprehensive in its history with 568 universities rated. Previously QS ranked 374 universities and published results for the 350 best universities. Novosibirsk State University has been ranked third overall for the last several years. 105 Russian universities were on the list this year. NSU was #1 in Russia for the indicator “number of scientific publications per faculty member”.
Svetlana Donetskaya, Professor of Management at the NSU Department of Economics, talked about the rating,
This year, rating indicators on the share of foreign faculty and international scientific relations have significantly improved. In addition, a slight increase occurred in terms of the ratio of faculty to students. The University also maintains a high ranking for academic reputation and is a leader among Russian universities in the number of publications per faculty member. These positive indicators made it possible for the University to maintain the same total score in the rankings as last year.
The ranking methodology is adapted from the general QS World University Rankings. The ratings are based on 10 indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, papers per faculty, faculty staff with PhD, faculty student ratio, Web impact, international research network, international faculty, and international students. Comparative results are reported for each indicator.