Round University Ranking 2019 has been released

The Russian language version of the world university RUR ranking (Round University Ranking) 2019 has been published. 820 universities from 74 countries participated in the ranking.

Round University Ranking (RUR) is an international ranking of leading world universities published by RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia). The ranking provides comparison of more than a thousand leading universities from 80 countries around the world for nine years (2010-2019) according to 20 indicators distributed into four areas: teaching, research, international diversity, and financial sustainability.

The US universities take the lead according to the number of universities taking part in the ranking, and the notable Harvard University tops the list. The Russian Federation is represented by 74 universities taking the second place by the number of participating universities. 

Experts noted a significantly increased level of provincial Russian universities. They have become attractive for foreign students from both the former USSR countries and from the far abroad.

Universities of the former Soviet Union states are also represented, but in the top 500. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Abai Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Belarusian State University and some others are among them.

"There are a few universities from the post-Soviet states. A significant shift in the direction of Russia is marked, since only 25-30 universities from all other republics of the former USSR are represented this year. However, the number of these universities is increasing steadily. There were only 10-12 universities that presented their work to us five years ago. The growth potential is significant here. We expect there will be 75 Russian universities and the same number of HEIs from the neighboring countries", - stated Oleg Solovyev, Editor of Round University Ranking.

Round table of the official presentation of the Russian-language version of the Round University Ranking 2019.

Oleg Solovyev, Editor of Round University Ranking;
Eduard Galazhinskiy, Rector of Tomsk State University;
Oleg Nagornov, First Vice-rector of National Research Nuclear University MEPhI;
Vitaly Bagan, Vice rector for academic affairs and development at MIPT; 
Nikita Avralev, Vice-Rector for Public Relations at Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod;
Oleg Utkin, Executive Director of Clarivate Analytics for Russia and CIS countries.

Rank 2019UniversityCountryIndex


1Harvard UniversityUSA100Diamond
2California Institute of Technology (Caltech)USA98,137Diamond
3Imperial College LondonUK97,706Diamond
4Stanford UniversityUSA97,604Diamond
5Yale UniversityUSA97,506Diamond
6Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)USA97,364Diamond
7ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)CH96,187Diamond
8Columbia UniversityUSA95,393Diamond
9University of CambridgeUK95,258Diamond
10University of OxfordUK94,989Diamond

View the full list of RUR Ranking 2019


Watch the webinar record to know more about the Round University Ranking (RUR), Ranking Overview, Ranking Methodology, Differences compared with other world university rankings, Benefits for participated higher education institutions, World overview: key conclusions based on RUR 2017, How to participate in RUR Ranking.

Table of Contents

Students supported by the Global Education Program choose Australia and Great Britain as study abroad destinations

Call for participation – Webinars under the aegis of APQN devoted to Quality Assurance

Regional universities move up in QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe & Central Asia

New Model of State Control (Supervision) in Education

HED Webinar under the aegis of APQN took place on October 10, 2019

Joint Master's programs to be launched by RANEPA and University of London

III Ufa International Education Fair

II Baikal International Education Fair

Adalat Muradov talks about digitalization of education in Azerbaijan

India has a too high number of arts students

Dmitry Peskov names key trends for Russian universities for 5-10 years

Webinars aimed at establishing cooperation between Quality Assurance Agencies and Russian universities

Russia and Iraq have signed a Memorandum of understanding

US will provide a $50 mln. grant to support the education reform in Uzbekistan

Presentation of the Global Survey on Internationalization of Higher Education by the International Association of Universityies (IAU)

The Jean Monnet 30th Anniversary Conference

World Teachers' Day ELT Web Conference

Is it worth relying on all rankings?

The IAEA Annual Conference is taking place in Baku

World universities meet at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2019 features 13 Russian universities in Top 500

UWC announces that the applications for Russian candidates are open till November 15, 2019

The 7th Forum of Rectors of Russian and Chinese Universities was held in Saint Petersburg

Russia and China are planning to raise the number of exchange students to 100,000 in 2020

The Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan and RANEPA signed an agreement on cooperation

KBSU and Uludag University will exchange medical students under the Erasmus + program

The prospects for Russian education export were discussed in Vladivostok

Uzbekistan took part in the International Summit on Development of Global Education in Zurich

Iraq and Belarus discussed cooperation in education and science

The international center of Uzbek culture opens at Kazan Cooperative Institute

Techno-optimists vs techno-skeptics: the International Open Innovations Forum will take place in Skolkovo

LSTU and University of Science and Technology Liaoning have signed a new cooperation agreement

X International Russian Higher Education Conference will take place at Higher School of Economics

Moscow State University holds top spot in Round University Ranking (Russian version)

Finland wants to abandon school subjects by 2020

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement on cooperation in quality assurance of higher education

BRICS countries are stepping up technology transfer and transformation

India and Russia are reaching new heights of cooperation

The 'Study UK: Discover You' Exhibition will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg in October, 2019

Belarusian universities offer English-taught programs

The first foreign branch of MEPhI opened in Uzbekistan

Novosibirsk expands geography of international cooperation

Uzbekistan and the United States intend to develop cooperation in the field of higher education

Russia and the United Arab Emirates develop cooperation in higher education and science

Georgian universities offer free tuition to international students

A list of 3,500 free online courses starting in August

Next WorldSkills Competition will be held in China

Russia and China will continue cooperation in the field of education and mutual learning of languages

Universities of Excellence selected in Germany

Russian-German animal movement monitoring system ICARUS launched