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QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2016

Russia’s universities rule regional rankings

London, 14th June 2016: The third, expanded instalment of the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) has today been released by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. Designed to act as an authoritative guide to the performance of this region’s upwardly mobile universities, it finds:

  • Russia dominates, with its universities taking all of the top-three places;
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University remains the regional leader, setting the benchmark score for five of QS’s nine indicators;
  • Novosibirsk University retains 2nd place, while Saint-Petersburg State University rises from 5th to 3rd;
  • 64 Russian universities feature in the published ranking, more than any other featured nation;
  • This year’s QS EECA ranking expands to include 200 universities, 50 more than in previous editions;
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University drops from 10th to 17th, while Tomsk State University rises from 27th to 20th;
  • However, Russia’s biggest riser in the top 100 is National University of Science and Technology "MISIS”, which jumps 12 places to 63rd;
  • Charles University of the Czech Republic (4th) and Estonia’s University of Tartu (5th) make up the top 5;
  • Turkey’s Bogaziçi Üniversitesi (9th) leaps eight places into this year’s top 10;
  • This year’s QS EECA ranking features universities from 21 different nations.

QS University Rankings 2016: Emerging Europe & Central Asia– Top 10

2016

2015

Change

Institution

Country

1

0

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Russia

2

0

Novosibirsk State University

Russia

5

2

Saint-Petersburg State University

Russia

3

-1

Charles University

Czech Republic

4

-1

University of Tartu

Estonia

6

0

University of Warsaw

Poland

7=

7

0

Jagiellonian University

Poland

7=

8

1

Czech Technical University In Prague

Czech Republic

17

8

Bogaziçi Üniversitesi

Turkey

10 

9

-1

Masaryk University

Czech Republic

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2016 http://www.TopUniversities.com/

 

The rankings act as a regional offshoot of the QS World University Rankings, and are designed to be of use to internationally-mobile students, academics, and policy-makers in the EECA region. They also serve as a means of allowing universities in the region to benchmark against competitors seeking to establish themselves globally, while drawing attention to regional excellence. To this end, the rankings employ a tailored methodology designed to measure institutional performance according to specific challenges faced and objectives held by such universities. The full, new-for-2016 methodology can be found here.

QS University Rankings 2016: Emerging Europe & Central Asia– Russia (Top 10)

2016

2015

Change

Institution

1

0

Lomonosov Moscow State University

2

0

Novosibirsk State University

5

2

Saint-Petersburg State University

17 

10

-7

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology State University

20 

27

7

Tomsk State University

24 

23

-1

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

25 

22

-3

National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

28 

26

-2

Moscow State Institute of International Relations – MGIMO University

31 

35

4

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University

35 

31

-4

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

© QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2004-2016 http://www.TopUniversities.com/

Founded in 1990, QS Quacquarelli Symonds are among the world’s leading higher education analysts. Committed to allowing motivated people to fulfil their potential, and encouraging global mobility, its rankings – namely the QS World University Rankings, accessed by millions of students each year - are designed to allow said students to make evidence-based comparisons of the world’s universities. The full QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia Rankings can be found here.

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QS Quacquarelli Symonds www.qs.com

Founded in 1990, QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the leading global provider of higher education and careers information, independent research and solutions. Its activities span across 50 countries, working with over 2,000 international universities and business schools. QS’s mission is to enable motivated people around the world to fulfil their potential by fostering international mobility, educational achievement, and career development. QS provides services at each key career stage; first degree, Masters, PhD, MBA, and Executive-level. The team at QS consists of over 250 highly dedicated individuals from every corner of the world; collectively speaking 35 languages. QS is headquartered in London. Main offices: Paris, Singapore, Bucharest, Stuttgart, and Mumbai. Satellite offices: Alicante (Spain), Beijing, Johannesburg, Philadelphia, Portland (Oregon), Shanghai, Sydney and Washington DC.

QS Intelligence Unit www.iu.qs.com

QS has been conducting research in a range of areas since 1990 beginning with a global survey of MBA employers. The QS World University Rankings®, the most established of the range of research projects that QS operates, have been in existence since 2004. To meet the increasing public interest for comparative data on universities and organisations, and the growing demand for institutions to develop deeper insight into their competitive environment, the QS Intelligence Unit (QSIU) was formed in 2008 as a distinct and autonomous department. Committed to the key values of rigorous integrity, unique insight, undeniable value and accessible presentation, QSIU strives to be the most trusted independent source of global intelligence on the higher education sector.

Ben Sowter

Ben Sowter is the Head of Research at the QS Intelligence Unit. He holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Nottingham, where he was also awarded the Union Prize for outstanding contribution to the student union and served as chairman of the Nottingham University Debating Society. Ben is fully responsible for the operational management of all major QS research projects and is actively involved in all the collection, compilation and tabulation of all the data that lead to, amongst others, the World University Rankings research in which he has been involved since its initial inception in 2004. A frequent contributor to the press, Ben’s opinion on global education trends and his expertise is used regularly by major global publications.

 

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