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IKBFU is in the world rating QS University Rankings: EECA 2020

IKBFU is in the world rating QS University Rankings: EECA 2020
18 October 2019
Another issue of the regional rating QS University Rankings is out. The rating is being published since 2014 and the main goal of the rating is to track the effectiveness of Emerging European and Central Asian universities.
This year there were 354 universities in the rating, with 105 Russian universities among them. The IKBFU was rated 188th of all the universities and 42nd of Russian universities.
During the past year, the IKBFU has doubled the number of publications as well as the number of researches made in the international scientific cooperation. This fact shows the university’s steady growth as a center of science. It is also worth noting the increased number of citations, and this fact supports the tendency of the IKBFU’s growing presence on the Internet.
The IKBFU think-tank representative, Anet Grigoryan:
Competitiveness between Universities grows higher every day, not only the new competitors emerge, but also the qualitative growth among old participants is noted. This year the British company Quacquarelli Symonds has evaluated the progress of 568 universities, ranging 374 of them. The IKBFU has been rated since 2015 and keeps increasing its positions in various spheres. The number of international students has grown significantly since the previous year, which will be taking into account when making the next year rating.
There are 10 criteria needed to be evaluated to form the regional rating. A university’s rating is formed by the sum of the criteria.
  1. Academic reputation (30%) – international and Russian scientists divide their votes among the universities that affiliate to their field of studies. The international scientists’ votes are rated as more valuable (value: 85% to 15%)
  2. Reputation among employers (20%) – potential employers vote for universities in the same way as scientists do, the only difference is that the votes are valued equally for all participants.
  3. The quantitative ratio between students and professors make 10%. It shows the effectiveness of teaching
  4. Number of publications per employee (10%) – the criterion is calculated by the Scopus data bank and shows how productive a university’s research projects are.
  5. International scientific cooperation (10%) – shows the effectiveness of a university’s cooperation with foreign enterprises and research centers.
  6. A university’s influence on the Internet (5%) – this indicator shows the activity of a university in the global web, with Webometrics rating used.
  7. Number of employees having PhD degree (5%) – this criterion shows how prestigious a university is.
  8. Number of quotations per an article (5%) – this criterion is assessed by the number of Scopus-indexed articles
  9. Number of international employees (2,5%)
  10. Number of international students (2,5%)

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