ASU enters top 20 best universities of Russia in QS World University Rankings for the first time

8 June 2018 Department of Information and Media Communications
On June 6, QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a British research center, published the fifteenth edition of the QS World University Rankings.

Altai State University for the first time entered the list of the best universities in the world in one of the most authoritative and recognized in the world academic community ranking – QS World University Rankings 2019.

In total, 1000 best universities of the world managed to get into the ranking, including 27 Russian universities. Altai State University, Siberian and South-Ural Federal Universities were new to the QS list.

Altai State University ranked 601-650 among the best universities in the world and entered the top 20 best universities in Russia.

"There is already a pool of universities in Russia, which compete on an equal footing with foreign ones. 17 universities from the ranking participate in the 5-100 Project, receiving special support. However, the remaining 10 universities constitute a completely new cohort of world-class universities," Alexander Sobolev, Director of the Department of State Policy for Higher Education under the Ministry of Education and Science, commented on the rating results.

Quacquarelli Symonds is one of the world's most famous university rankings. When assessing the universities, a number of parameters are taken into account, each of which is estimated on a 100-point scale. Attention is drawn to the academic reputation of a university, the ratio of teachers and students, the citation rate, and the presence of foreign teachers and students.

QS annually publishes the lists of the best higher educational establishments of the whole world, as well as of individual countries and economic regions. QS Rankings are recognized as ones of the most influential in the world, along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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