MGIMO Among Best Russian Universities in RAEX Ranking

MGIMO Among Best Russian Universities in RAEX Ranking

17 June 2020

June 16th, the rating agency RAEX published its ninth edition of the top 100 universities in Russia. MGIMO came 6th in the final table, climbing five positions since the rating’s first release in 2012.

When considering the breakdown of our University’s performance, MGIMO made it into the top five for “conditions for obtaining a quality education” together with Moscow State University Lomonosov, MIPT, St. Petersburg State University and MEPhI. This indicator is based on the unified state exam marks of enrolled students and demand for tuition-paying places.

MGIMO has risen by six positions in the category “demand for graduates by employers”, making it into the top 5, and by 3 positions for its research activities.

The RAEX analysts consider a set of statistical indicators and carry out surveys of target groups when preparing the rating. Statistical information comes from various surveys of universities and data available in open sources. This year, Expert RA experts surveyed over 60 thousand employers, representatives of the academic and scientific community, students and graduates.

The agency found that MGIMO’s relationship with employers and the measures it takes to help graduates find jobs is one of its strongest features. During an audit conducted by QS international rating company in 2017 at MGIMO, the agency also gave the University the maximum score for its close interaction with business partners, which allows students to intern and seek employment in state and non-state structures.

The Agency is the 1st in Russia and the 4th in the world to successfully pass the audit of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.In Autumn 2015, MGIMO joined this organization as a full member. The successful completion of the IREG audit confirms the fact that the methodology used for the rating of universities, the processing of the results and data analysis meet high quality standards.