In the ranking’s latest edition, ITMO gained 5.43 points, landing in third place – the university’s consistent result since 2021. Also in the top three are HSE University (5.99 points) and Lomonosov Moscow State University (5.63).

According to its organizers, the ranking is an alternative evaluation tool for the quality of educational environment in various Russian universities. Having been annually compiled since 2004, the ranking demonstrates the results of activities of students and lecturers from the 75 universities participating in the Vladimir Potanin Foundation’s scholarship contest.

To evaluate each university’s performance, the organizers take into account the performance of its students and faculty in the educational programs run by the foundation, including the scholarship contest and the grant contest for lecturers in Master’s programs. 

In 2023, the ranking was based on 12 criteria. Among them, students’ participation in the scholarship contest and the share of scholarship winners from the total number of participants, as well as the average score gained by students in each of the contest’s two stages. You can peruse the ranking’s methodology in full here (in Russian).

Photo by ITMO.NEWS

Photo by ITMO.NEWS

Over 60 scholarship winners from ITMO

A total of 61 ITMO Master’s students became winners of the scholarship contest in the 2022-2023 academic year. Among them is Lyubov Malygina, a cardiologist, who is now a student of public health sciences. In her work, Ms Malygina described the diagnostics of rare genetic disorders, Fabry disease and pulmonary artery hypertension. She shared her experience with ITMO.NEWS in this article. All winners of the contest receive a monthly scholarship of 25,000 rubles until the completion of their studies. 

The applications for this year’s scholarship contest open in October. The contest welcomes first- and second-year Master’s students, both from tuition-free and tuition-based positions. You can learn more about the application process and documents on the contest’s website, and keep up to date on all the info in the Telegram channel (both in Russian).

In 2023, six lecturers teaching at ITMO’s Master’s programs won the grant competition organized by the foundation. They will receive up to 500,000 rubles that can be used to develop a new Master’s program or course – or implement new educational practices. 

The applications for the grant contest will open in November for heads of Master’s programs, as well as lecturers in specific courses working at participating universities. You can learn more about the contest here and stay in touch with the latest news in this Telegram channel (both in Russian).