For the fourth consecutive year, Novosibirsk State University has ranked in the top 250 best universities in the world in the authoritative QS 2021World Universities Ranking. This year the University placed 228, an increase of 3 positions from last year’s 231. This was due to an improvement in the faculty/student ratio indicator.
NSU Rector Mikhail Fedoruk talked about achieving this result,
Since 2014, NSU has advanced 124 positions in the QS rankings strengthening its place among Russian universities. This result demonstrates an effective University strategy that includes new educational programs, scientific research, and partnerships. This demonstrates that NSU has been effective addressing the challenge of converting its existing potential and achievements into the development of new fields that are in demand. I am convinced that the NSU development strategy 2025 will further increase the University’s recognition in academia and in the overall international educational arena. This, in turn, with will attract more foreign students and teachers to NSU.
Earlier at a meeting of the NSU Advisory Board, the Rector identified the objectives addressed by the University’s increasing international competitiveness program. These include introducing new educational programs, applying the best world baccalaureate practices, supporting the NSU Specialized Scientific and Research Center, increasing the number of foreign students, increasing teacher and student mobility, and improving University infrastructure.
This year QS experts included 28 Russian universities among the 1002 best universities in the world. The QS rating is based on six indicators: academic reputation (primary indicator), employer reputation, faculty/student ration, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.