Monday, May 22, 2017

UrFU ranked among top 100 universities worldwide

Ural Federal University was recently ranked 80th among the top 100 universities in the world by the BRICS QS World University Rankings.

Universities were ranked using eight different criteria covering research, training activities, employment and the level of international enrollment. The institutions' academic reputations, as well as the ratio of students to teachers and the number of employees with degrees were also considered in the rankings.

UrFU said that while Russian universities boast low student to teacher ratios, which indicate a more personal learning environment, the institutions must improve in the areas of scientific and journalistic activities, as well as increase the number of international students.

"The main challenge for Russia - to continue to invest in research and internationalization and never relax-because in order to maintain its position in the ranking of universities should be constantly improved," Zoya Zaitseva, the QS Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said. "In today's world, even to remain in place, you need to run very fast."