MGIMO Steps up in QS BRICS Ranking

MGIMO Steps up in QS BRICS Ranking

23 November 2017

November 22nd, the international agency QS published the fifth issue of its ranking of universities in BRICS countries. This rating, based on the survey of over 9 000 educational institutions in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was first created in 2013. In 2017, MGIMO climbed by four positions compared to last year and took the 40th place.

This year, the list of finalists included 300 universities, among which 94 Chinese institutions and 68 Russian ones. MGIMO consolidated its leading position on such indicators as Faculty to Student ratio (11th place in BRICS ranking), Share of International Students (20th place) and Employer Reputation (26th place).

Overall, according to QS experts, Russian universities have shown a dynamic growth this year compared to previous years, with 25 Russian universities making it into the top 100. Chinese universities remain however the leaders of the rating, with 39 institutions in the top 100.

BRICS rating is one of the agency’s regional rankings designed to highlight and track the progress in the field of higher education made by each of the five BRICS countries.

Universities are assessed based on eight criteria: Academic Reputation (30%), Employer Reputation (20%), Faculty to Student Ratio (20%), Proportion of International Students and International Faculty (2.5% each), Citations per Published Paper (5%), Staff with a PhD (10%) and Papers per Faculty (10%).

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