MGIMO Among Best Universities in Russia

MGIMO Among Best Universities in Russia

3 June 2019

The Expert RA ranking agency has published its latest annual ranking of the top 100 universities in Russia. The results will be officially presented on June 5th during the VII International Forum of Leading Universities «Global Competitiveness».

This year, MGIMO has maintained its position among leading Russian universities, keeping the sixth place in the final table. Since the first edition of the ranking, MGIMO has climbed five places.

In the category «Conditions for obtaining a quality education», MGIMO came second for the eighth year in a row. The University also kept a leading position in the «Demand among applicants» category, which testifies to the fact that MGIMO remains highly attractive to applicants. Students on scholarships who enrol at MGIMO have the highest scores in the country at the Unified State Examination, and there is constant demand for fee-paying places, regardless of the fact that MGIMO’s tuition fees are the highest in the country.

MGIMO also made it into the top 10 Russian universities as regards the demand for graduates by employers, an important criterion for students. Indeed, student surveys reveal that employability, employer-university relations and quality of education are more important to applicants than research and publication activities. MGIMO puts an emphasis on developing relations with private corporations and state structures in order to help students to find internships and employment. During the audit performed by QS in 2017, MGIMO received five stars for its employer relations.

The Expert RA rating is created based on the analysis of various statistical indicators and surveys. This year the organization conducted a survey with over 60 thousand respondents; among them employers, experts, academics, students and graduates.

The Expert RA rating agency is the first in Russia and the fourth in the world to successfully pass the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence
Audit, which testifies to its high quality methodology and to the reliability of its findings. In 2015, MGIMO joined this organization as a full member.

— See the MGIMO web-site for russian version