Universities of the Russian Federation entered the top 3 universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
According to the British rating agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), about a third of the universities in the ranking of the best universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia are Russian, and the universities of the Russian Federation also occupy the first three, according to the press service of the Social Navigator MIA Russia Today.
The QS ranking of world universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in 2019 includes 300 of the best universities from 26 countries. It is noted that most of all in the rating of Russian universities, there are a total of 107 educational institutions, 12 of which were included in this list for the first time. In second place is Turkey (46 universities), then Kazakhstan (25) and Poland (24). The top 10 also included the Czech Republic, Romania, Ukraine (18 universities each), Hungary (14), Azerbaijan (8).
“Lomonosov Moscow State University reaffirmed its leadership in the region, followed by Novosibirsk State University, St. Petersburg State University went up one line and became third. Thus, Russia won three first places, but St. Petersburg State University shares bronze with Charles University (Czech Republic), "the report said.
In addition, Moscow State University was the first in terms of "presence on the Internet" thanks to its work to increase recognition in the world, followed by Czech Charles University and Masaryk University.
Despite excellent indicators, the study showed that in general the scientific contribution of Russian universities is reduced compared to other universities in the region: this year 73 out of 109 Russian universities received a lower rating for the "citation index of scientific work".
During the analysis, QS uses ten indicators that reflect the priority areas and areas of scientific activity of universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. This year, a completely new indicator is presented for the first time, which reflects the diversity and depth of international cooperation in the field of scientific research.