The results of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) have been published. Voronezh State University has once more proved its high status and was rated top 800+.
The ARWU ranking is considered to be one of the most influential university rankings. It was compiled and issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The ranking focuses on the scientific and academic performance and assesses the position of universities as research organisations rather than educational institutions.
“The ranking originally included Chinese universities only, and it was not easy far the universities of other countries to get on the list. It took VSU several years to get included in the questionnaire by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. In 2017 we also managed to get included in the ranking. The average result shows that our university takes a stable position by such parameters as the number of teachers with PhD and DSc degrees, the number of international students, the number of research fellows, and the ratio of teachers and students. We also demonstrated good results as per amount of public financing,” said Yulia Svetachova, the Assistant of the Rector in relation to international rankings.