NSU was rated among the 500 best universities in the world for graduate employability, the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018. In the most significant ranking indicator, reputation among employers, Novosibirsk State University was ranked 242nd in the world and 3rd place among Russian universities, after Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.
The QS Quacquarelli Symonds Research Center published a 2018 QS Graduate Employability Ranking that reflects the relationship between university activities and the employment of its graduates. Overall, NSU entered the group of 351-500 best universities in the world and is 5th among the Russian universities equal to Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow Physics and Technical Institute, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow National University of Science and Technology , Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Tomsk Polytechnic University.
Ben Souter, QS Head of Research explained why they have done this new rating:
– Clearer comparative data on how universities prepare their students for the 21st century economy is needed. This rating is intended to improve the dialogue that we are conducting about an important component in the mission of a university and to enable students to compare universities on a global level.
In total, 500 top universities in the world are represented in the rating, among them are 11 Russian universities. The leader in the Ranking among Russian universities was the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University that was entered in the 111-120 group. In the overall rating this was followed by St. Petersburg State University (141-150 group), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (201-250 group) and the Higher School of Economics (251-300 group). The leading positions in the world ranking are held by American universities.
This is the second time the QS Graduate Employability Rankings have been released, there was a pilot version in 2015. The methodology for this rating is based are five criteria that are significantly different from other QS rating criteria: reputation among employers, success of graduates, partnership with employers, interaction of employers with students, and graduate employment.