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On October 25-26, 2019 the Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities (Project 5-100) convened for its 12th session in Moscow. Over the course of two days, universities participating in Project 5-100 presented the results of their work and their development plans for the future. Upon conclusion of the session, the project’s participants were sorted into three groups, ITMO University being ranked among the top 7.
Academic Exchange, Environmental Studies and Education for All: Representatives of World’s Best Universities Meet For EAIE in Helsinki
In late September, Helsinki hosted the annual EAIE conference, which was the biggest since its founding, attracting over 6,200 participants from 95 countries. ITMO University was among the world’s best educational organizations. We got in touch with the members of the St. Petersburg EAIE delegation and found out all about the current trends in education that were discussed in Finland.
Today, on June 26, the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy has announced the results of its annual Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, widely known as the Shanghai Ranking. Having assessed over 4,000 higher education institutions on their performance in 54 academic subjects, the authors of the ranking established the top universities in five academic fields such as Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences. ITMO University, which made a big debut in last year’s ranking, entered in the top 100 of this year’s Shanghai Ranking in the Automation and Control subject field, and also secured its position in the Engineering group.
The Council on Global Competitiveness Enhancement of Russian Universities among Global Leading Research and Education Centers (Project 5-100) has just unveiled the results of its latest session, which took place on October 26-27 in the Russian city of Kaliningrad. In its report to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, the Council recommended that the Ministry continue providing the 21 higher education institutions participating in the Project 5-100 with financial support. Based on their performance, the participants were divided into three groups with seven universities each. ITMO University made it to top-seven.
ITMO University has improved its position in this year’s QS BRICS 2018/19 ranking, moving up 11 places and placing 64th in the Top-400. Every year, the ranking evaluates the performance of universities in the five BRICS countries: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
Indicator, a popular science website, has recently published its science popularisation ranking. It has evaluated the effectiveness of PR activities of universities participating in Project 5-100 in 2017. The results were based on a questionnaire survey filled in by staff members of the universities’ PR-departments. ITMO topped the ranking, receiving 193 points out of 195 possible. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (192 points) and National University of Science and Technology came second and third in the ranking, accordingly (187).
The results of this year’s QS World University Ranking, published annually by the Quacquarelli Symonds company, have now been published. This year, QS assessed 4,763 universities (out of the world’s 26,000) from 151 countries, which is 463 more educational establishments than last year. The final ranking includes 1,011 universities from 85 countries. Last year, ITMO University made its debut in the ranking in the 601-650 position, which placed it in the top 2% of the planet’s universities; this year, the university was ranked 511-520, almost a 100 positions higher than its previous result.
Indicator, a popular science site, has recently come up with a science popularisation ranking. It has evaluated effectiveness of PR activities of universities participating in Project 5-100 in the first half of 2017. The results were based on a questionnaire developed by Indicator, which was filled out by staff members of the universities’ PR-departments. ITMO topped this ranking, receiving 36 points out of 39 possible. Tomsk Polytechnic University (35 points), Higher School of Economics (35 points) and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (34 points) came second and third in the ranking, accordingly.
The results of this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Physical Sciences have been unveiled at a press conference as part of the 22nd seminar-conference of Project 5-100. The Physical Sciences ranking was presented by THE’s team of top officials and Editorial Director Phil Baty. ITMO University made its debut in the ranking, placing 401-500.
An intellectual competition for future international Master’s students, the Open Doors: Russian Scholarship Project, is kicking off soon, with registration of participants beginning on Nov. 20, 2017. Winners will get an opportunity to study tuition-free, courtesy of the government of the Russian Federation, at Russia’s leading universities. The subject areas include Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and Economics. The contest is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and is organized by the “Global Universities” Association.