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Positions of USU in national academic Rankings
In recent years, the University has made a real breakthrough in its development and has achieved impressive results. Today, the progressive dynamics of the life development of USU is clearly visible in all directions education, science, international cooperation, administrative and economic activities, etc. This is evidenced by the position of the University in various Russian Rankings. Russian practices of independent ranking of universities are represented mainly by academic Rankings, of which the most famous are:

“National University Ranking” [1] conducted by the Interfax international information group (MIG) in partnership with Echo of Moscow radio station (RS) since 2009.
Considering that different numbers of universities fell into the Rankings of different years, in general, according to this Ranking, the position of USU looks quite stable, indicating that USU is in the top 100best universities in Russia (Table 1):

Table 1

Positions of USU in the “National University Ranking”

(MIG “Interfax” / RS Echo of Moscow) in 2010-2018

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

29 31

(out of 51)

60 63

(out of 104)

50 51

(out of 56)

61 64

(out of 105)

80

(out of 161)

74

(out of 209)

88

(out of 238)

79

(out of 264)

93 94

(out of 288)



“Ranking of Russian Universities” [2] (among all universities) conducted by the Expert RA Ranking Agency (RAEX) since 2012.
In the first 2012USU was the only university from Ulyanovsk that took 90th place in the top 100best universities in Russia (Table 2). Moreover, according to the Ranking on the quality of education, the University took 85th place, in terms of demand by employers 87th, and in terms of research activity 72nd.

Table 2

Positions of USU in the “Ranking of Russian Universities” (“Expert RA”) in 2012-2018

2012

2013

2014

2015-2018

90

67-95*


* According to the results of the “Ranking of universities of the CIS” (see below)

Unfortunately, according to the “Ranking of Russian universities” in 2013-2018 it was not possible to enter the top 100of USU (subsequent positions are not published). Different reasons could influence the results. In particular, the Expert RA agency made an adjustment to the criteria base. In addition, the survey was influenced by a survey of the professional community: representatives of universities, graduates and employers. It should be noted that universities make certain claims on this Ranking regarding the quality of the selection of indicators and their values.

“Ranking of CIS Universities” 2(among the best national universities of the CIS countries) conducted by the Expert RA Ranking Agency (RAEX) since 2014.
In 2014, Expert RA Agency for the first time conducted a “Ranking of CIS Universities”, the short list of which from Russia included the top 100best Russian universities. Despite the fact that in 2014USU did not formally get into the top 100, it was included in the short list of the “Ranking of CIS Universities”. As a result of summarizing this Ranking, USU, the only Ulyanovsk university, ranked between 104153universities in the CIS and between 67-95 universities in Russia, receiving a Ranking class E (a sufficient level), and entered the top 100best universities in Russia, as well as the number of the best universities in the CIS countries.

“The Ranking of the reputation of Russian universities in integrated areas” 2- is maintained by the Expert RA Ranking Agency (RAEX) since 2014.
This Ranking is based solely on the assessment of universities by target groups (excluding statistical indicators).

In 2014, USU, the only Ulyanovsk university, took 43rd place in the top 50best universities in Russia in the field of Economics and Management. In 2015-2016 in this Ranking USU retained its place in the top 50best universities in Russia, taking 48and 50positions, respectively (Table 3).

Table 3

Positions of USU in the ranking of the reputation of Russian universities in the field of “Economics and Management” (“Expert RA”) in 2014-2016


2014

2015

2016

43

48

50



“Ranking of the leading Russian universities” [3] was carried out by the National Training Foundation (NFPC) (Moscow) in 2012.
In November 2012, according to the ranking of 103best Russian universities (1 - leading university, 8 federal, 29 national research, 31 universities whose strategic development programs were supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, 35 other Russian universities), USU took the following position (table. 4):

Table 4

Positions of USU in the “Ranking of the leading Russian universities” (NFPC) in 2012

2012

Overall ranking

71 (out of 103)

Among the universities of the group “Winners of the contest for supporting strategic development programs”

12 (out of 31)

"Research activity"

(in overall ranking)

30 (out of 103)








Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings

The world university ranking has been conducted by Quacquarelli Symonds (England) since 2004.
QS University Rankings: BRICS the ranking of the best universities in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). The ranking is compiled on eight indicators, among them the quality of educational programs, international cooperation, the number of international students, etc. The 2013ranking was devised in cooperation with the Russian agency “Interfax” to reflect the priority areas for the development of BRICS universities.
In August 2013, USU first applied to the QS-ranking, and then began the preparatory activity for participation in the 2014ranking on the performance indexes of 2013. At the request of the QS administration in the second phase in November 2013, s a detailed statistical information was provided on the staff structure, including teaching staff (full-time, part-time, with Ph.D. and Doctor’s degree), and the student contingent (full-time, part-time, part-time) of all training levels (baccalaureate, specialty, magistracy, residency, postgraduate study, doctoral studies).
On the basis of the collected data, in December 2013, the QS University Rankings BRICS mini-ranking was the first international ranking of the universities of the BRICS countries. Unfortunately, in the aggregate of all criteria USU could not get in top 100. However, according to the criterion of International students, Ulyanovsk State University took 98th place.
In 2014 and 2015USU failed to participate in either full-scale QS-ranking or mini-ranking of QS-BRICS.
In October 2015, the results of the new international mini-ranking of QS University Rankings EECA universities of developing countries in Europe and Central Asia were published. USU was included in the general ranking list while on the criterion "Representation in the Internet" was ranked 111, according to the criterion Citation of scientific articles got 130th place.
In June 2016, the results of the international mini-ranking of QS University Rankings were published: EECA universities of developing countries in Europe and Central Asia. USU was among top-200 best universities in the region, taking 151200place and 60th place among Russian universities.
In July 2016, the results of the international mini-rating of QS University Rankings were published: BRICS of the ranking of universities of the BRICS countries. In 6 out of 8criteria (Academic reputation, Citation of articles, Reputation among employers, Scientific degrees of teachers, Student contingent, Scientific publications), USU was ranked 101+ among universities of the BRICC member countries.

National Academic Ranking of Universities

Ranking of Russian Institutions of Higher Education

Worldwide Professional University Rankings

Academic Ranking of World Universities European Standard

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