Saturday, November 25, 2017

UrFU ranked among Russia's top 10 universities in 2014

Ural Federal University (UrFU) was recently named by Experts RA, a ratings agency for higher educational institutions in Russia, among the top 10 list of Russian universities for 2014.

UrFU's 10th place ranking was announced at a ceremony in Moscow last Wednesday when UrFU Rector Victor Koksharov was presented with a certificate indicating the university's growth in competitiveness over the previous year.

"For us, this is a very significant advance in the ranking of Expert RA," Koksharov said. "Two years ago, we took 19th place; last year we climbed to 15th. And now, a dozen. Improve the position almost two times, I think is warranted. University seriously advanced in many respects. UrFU brand became more visible and recognizable in the Urals, at the federal level and abroad. This was great team work [among the] leadership, scientists and teachers."

Expert RA considers three aspects of a university when issuing its ranking: quality of education, hiring rate of graduates and research and development activities.

UrFU's increased ranking this year comes as a result of an increase in the number of international students enrolled, increased funding from the national government and higher visibility in the Russian university community.