The Times Higher Education magazine launched a new ranking of the best research universities in Eurasia. This ranking was published for the first time and included universities from 16 countries. The study was presented at the Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia in Kazan. Voronezh State University was included in the top-100 best universities and took 61st–70th place.
The ranking is based on a number of indicators: teaching (learning environment and lecturers), research, citation (research impact), international cooperation (staff and students), and production impact.