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MGIMO Goes Global

According to QS World University Ranking 2012, published yearly by the world leading ranking agency Quacquarelli Symonds, MGIMO has again leaped forward.

Each year, international research agency Quacquarelli Symonds specializing in education and study abroad publishes global ranking of universities (QS World University Rankings). It is formed on the basis of a comparative analysis of the university’s six criteria: peer review (40%), recruiter review (10%), and citations per faculty (20%), student faculty ratio (20%), international students (5%) and international faculty (5%). By now it is widely known in the academic community, popular among students and influential among employers. More than 46,000 academic experts and 25,000 employers were surveyed in 2012, over 2,500 universities were considered and only over 700 joined the Ranking.

Change

2012

2011

University – Russia

4

116 

112

Lomonosov Moscow State University

2

253 

251

Saint-Petersburg State University

27

352=

379

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

22

367 

389

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University)

29

371 

400

Novosibirsk State University

20

481 

461

Ural Federal University named after Boris Yeltsin (merger: Ural State and Ural State Technical University)

63

537 

600

People's Friendship University of Russia

22

542 

564

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

106

580=

474

Tomsk State University

40

607 

567

Tomsk Polytechnic University

60

663 

603

Kazan Federal University

NEW

678 

 

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

NEW

692 

 

Far Eastern Federal University

23

719=

696

N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod

MGIMO has got 367th position which is the 4th best result among all Russian Universities. This result is especially significant since MGIMO is a social science university, competing with the universities of serious technical background. According to QS regional director for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Zoya Zaitseva, «MGIMO’s team has been working really hard — for a non-technical university climbing up the rankings ladder is never easy. However all the efforts are paying back — 367th in the world! Increased proportion of international faculty and students, as well as better academic recognition world-wide are the key success factors this time round».

Success of MGIMO was particularly noticeable in survey indices of Academic and Employer Reputations. This year the University’ cumulative score of professional community’ quiz increased twice as to compare with 2011. This is essential as it shows strong growth of MGIMO’ recognition in international business community and good reputation of its graduates among the employers. Also the internationalization of university grows up. In particular, the improvement on international faculty and foreign students was noticed. And as before faculty student ratio remains high — according to this criterion MGIMO occupies the 35th place in top universities ranking.

The success of MGIMO this year is followed by awarding to it three stars in the new QS Stars system that aims to evaluate universities on a range of performance indicators such as research and teaching quality, facilities, career opportunities etc. It is noteworthy that MGIMO is the first Russian University who has got the ‘stars’. The official QS Stars Award Ceremony of QS Stars will be held in November 2012 on the upcoming QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference — QS-APPLE.

See MGIMO at QS website.

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