Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the top 200 of world's best universities according to the QS, but compared to last year, the rating dropped to four lines, according to data of RIA Novosti group provided within the cooperation with QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
According to the ranking data, of Russian universities only Lomonosov Moscow State University is listed in the top 200 of best universities of the world - 120th place (116 in 2012). Instead St. Petersburg State University (SPbU) has improved its position; it entered at 240th place (253 in 2012).
14 universities from Russia in total have entered top 700 for two consecutive years, four more are in the eighth hundred. The ranking compilers note positive dynamic here: for comparison, in 2009, long list included only 8 Russian universities.
Annually, the QS estimate about 3 thousand universities, choosing the best of them. In 2013, the overall ranking list included 800 universities representing 76 countries of the world. In the course of making the ranking more than 62 thousand members of the educational community, and more than 27 thousand employers were interviewed.
The QS ranking is created for traditional universities, with disciplines of at least two different subject areas. For ten years its compilers with almost no changes apply six main evaluation criteria of academic institution: reputation in educational community, citation of publications of the university personnel, the ratio of the number of teachers and students, attitudes of employers to graduates, as well as relative number of foreign teachers and students
Under the agreement, RIA Novosti also plans to publish in Russian other researches compiled and updated by QS: top 50 best cities for students (QS Best Student Cities), the world's universities in areas of training (QS University Subject Rankings), as well as the top of the best universities of Asia (QS University Rankings: Asia).