03 July 2020

 IKBFU ranked 82nd among best Russian Universities by Forbes

This is the third time that the Forbes Ranking of the 100 Best Russian Universities has been published. Its goal is not only to assess the quality of Russian education but also to identify universities, capable of improving positions in the Forbes list in the future.

The methodology of the rating consists of three metrics:

- Quality of education

- Quality of graduates

- Forbes factor

The assessment was based on monitoring data provided by the Ministry of Science and Education, employers. Also, a university’s representation in various foreign rankings was taken into account as well as the number of publically known alumni and students, in particular the number of children of top-200 richest Russian businessmen.

This year Forbes has changed its approach in ranking universities. The rating now includes classical universities that provide qualifications in various fields and educational areas, not only highly specialized universities as was the case in previous years. The international activity of a university has also been taken into account. Today not only the share of international students is taken into consideration when ranking a university, but also such indicators as the organization of foreign internships and joint programs with foreign universities of double diplomas.

It should be noted that the IKBFU is rapidly developing international relations with European and Asian universities. By 2020 the university has increased the number of international students by 16%, within the framework of international exchange programs the incoming academic mobility has increased by 20% and the number of exchange students has increased by 65%. Twelve summer schools and the first international partnership forum were held last year. The University is focused on improving cooperation with Asian universities, predominantly with China and India.