Plekhanov Russian University of Economics raised by 21 points in QS World University Rankings 2021
On June 10 there published next issue of the world university ranking according to the British rating agency QS Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2021. Plekhanov Russian University of Economics for the third year in a row has shown positive dynamics and this year it raised by 21 points among universities of the world, ranked 755th position (group 751 – 800). Every year, competition in global educational arena is growing, this year 47 new universities, including 3 from Russia, were included in the ranking. A total of 1002 universities are included in the QS WUR 2021 rating, out of which 28 are Russian universities. The most significant result for Plekhanov Russian University of Economics is an increase in international academic reputation and substantial increase in the proportion of foreign students. It was an increase in the number of foreign students that provided the university with the most noticeable growth – by 67 points on this indicator compared to last year. In 2019 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics was recognized as a university with moderate research intensity, and only a year later, an increase in publication activity and citation of scientific works of university teachers and scientists ensured the transition to the category of universities with high research intensity. The growth of the university’s aggregate rating functionality, calculated on the basis of academic reputation, employer reputation, citation per one SPW, the ratio of students and teachers, a share of foreign students and foreign teachers, allowed the university to enter the top 2/3 of the world’s universities (top 63.3% ) Last year Plekhanov Russian University of Economics first entered the top 3/4 of the best universities in the world, so in just a year the university moved to a higher quartile. In the spring of 2020, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics entered three subject ratings of QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: in the direction of “Social Sciences and Management” (position 255), in subjects “Economics and Econometrics” (position 201-250), “Business and Management Sciences” “(position 251-300). More details about the rating results can be found here.