The QS World University Rankings has published its annual ranking of the top universities of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) in 2019.
The ranking consists of 399 universities, including 101 Russian universities. Voronezh State University took 33rd place among the other Russian higher education institutions and 139th place in the overall ranking.
The ranking is based on eight criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, staff with a PhD, papers per faculty, citations per paper, international faculty, and international students.
VSU got the highest results in the following criteria: international students (83.1 points out of 100), and staff with a PhD (79.8 points).