The tier list included 20 Russian universities ranked finest in terms of several factors, including their reputation among top employers in Russia. The survey involved companies from various regions of Russia, which represent 44 sectors of the country’s economy and are featured in the ranking of Russia’s top employers. 

Earlier on, ITMO University landed in second place in Russia and first in St. Petersburg based on the average income of IT specialists; the income of ITMO graduates who work in IT accounts for 260,000 rubles per month as of 2024.