Published annually since 2012, the RAEX national ranking evaluates universities based on statistical indicators and the results from more than 85,000 respondents, including academics, scholars, students, graduates, and employers. 

The ranking’s methodology includes three criteria: conditions for the acquisition of high-quality education, the level of demand for graduates among employers, and the level of research activity. 

The most prominent indicator is a university’s education quality, which encompasses the level of teaching, international integration, availability of resources, and popularity among prospective students. Another crucial indicator is the level of research activity: it evaluates a university’s innovation activity, scientific accomplishments, and innovation infrastructure. 

The third indicator is the level of demand for a university’s graduates among employers, which looks into a university’s collaborations with the industry and the success of graduates’ careers, i.e., the number of graduates holding senior positions at Russia’s largest companies, graduates’ average salary, and employers’ opinion on the quality of graduates’ applied knowledge and skills.

In 2022, ITMO University was ranked 8th and 4th in terms of its education quality and research activity, respectively.

The ranking was presented during the 10th annual university forum The Future of Higher Education on June 8 and is available in full on the agency’s official website (in Russian).