For the 9th time VSU has entered the prestigious international QS university ranking. Due to the growing number of participants, the competition is getting more and more tense every year. Thus, over the past year the ranking included 16 new Russian universities (making it 48 in total) and 145 international universities. This year’s ranking analysed the activities of 1,673 universities and ranked 1,300 universities. VSU took joint 1,200th position.
In 2021, the university managed to improve its academic reputation (the most important parameter determining 40% of the ranking criteria) and, despite the current global situation, increased the number of students. The ratio of academic staff and students remained good, as usual.