On October 31, Quacquarelli Symonds published the fifth edition of University rankings in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Among the 300 universities ranked this year, 107 of them are in Russia, 10 more than last year. For the fourth year in a row, Novosibirsk State University was ranked second.
Alexey Okunev, Pro-Rector for Development Programs, explained NSU’s success,
The University maintains its high position in the QS EECA rating thanks to our model of closely affiliated organizations. The model has been an integral part of the University since its founding and promotes extremely close cooperation with research institutes in Novosibirsk’s Akademgorodok. Our students do practical work in the best laboratories in Russia and conduct their research on advanced international equipment. As a result, the University has high ratings in such parameters as academic reputation and reputation among employers. In addition, we have the best performance in the country in relation to the number of top-rated articles by our teachers, published in the most prestigious journals, and for number of citations per article.
Among the ten indicators used in the ratings, the academic reputation of the university (responsible for 30% of the score) and its reputation among employers (20%) are the most important. The rankings are determined based on a survey of 125,000 respondents worldwide.