Novosibirsk State University again improved its position in QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)’s authoritative ranking of the world’s universities, moving up to 244th. During the year, NSU climbed six positions (fr om 250 to 244), improving the indicator "employers’ attitude towards graduates". Thus, NSU entered the top 250 best universities in the world and became third among Russian universities.
Alexey Okunev, Vice-Rector for NSU development programs, said,
NSU’s successive advancement in the QS rankings over the past five years is the result of implementation of our University’s development strategy including new educational programs. We are in the top 250 for the second year, wh ere we compete with the most dynamically developing universities in the world. This year we improved our position in relation to reputation among employers. This is one of the most important indicators of the demand for our graduates.
Since 2015 Novosibirsk State University has moved up 108 positions in the QS rankings. At the heart of the rankings of the world’s best universities is a global study of indicators of educational institutions achievements in the fields of education and science. Developed in 2004 by Quacquarelli Symonds in conjunction with the British edition of Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings is considered one of the most influential global university rankings today.
QS uses six indicators in its rankings: reputation in the academic environment (this is the main criterion), employers’ attitudes toward graduates, university staff publication citations, the ratio of the number of teachers and students, and the relative number of foreign teachers and students. Each year, the study evaluates more than 2,500 institutions of higher education around the world. The annual rankings include the 1000 best universities in the world, according to QS experts. 27 Russian universities were included in this year’s rankings - three more than in 2017.