VSU entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities which is also known as ShanghaiRanking. The university took the 1000+ position.
The ranking is published by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and includes the main higher educational institutions ranked according to a formula which takes into account:
- Graduates who are Nobel-prize laureates or Fields medallists (10%),
- Staff members who are Nobel-prize laureates or Fields medallists (20%),
- List of “Highly Cited Researchers” (20%),
- Articles published in Nature or Science journals (20%).
- Citation indices in the area of natural sciences and humanities of the Institute for Scientific Information, Science Citation Index, and Social Sciences Citation Index, as well as indices of leading journals Arts and Humanities Citation Index (20%).
- Collective result of the previous parameters against the number of university staff (10%).