The Ural Federal University (URFU) recently received a "AA" rating from the Academic Ranking of World Universities – European Standard, ranking ninth among Russian universities.
Factors evaluated included the school's high quality of teaching and research activities, and employer demand for graduates. More than 2,000 universities around the world were evaluated.
"The results reflect our university's ability to provide students with the necessary knowledge to conduct research and to engage actively with employers," URFU rector Victor Koksharov said. "Occupying ninth place, we have confirmed the high level of education and research we offer as we ended up in the company of colleagues - the leading universities in the country."
The top 10 Russian universities were MIPT, Bauman, Polytechnic University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, St. Petersburg State University, State University of Oil and Gas, TPU and NSU. The ratings were compiled by Evroreytinga, an exclusively automatic data processing system that operates without any potential for human bias.