The strategy of leading Russian HEIs is now based on the world-class specialist training and higher education export. This can be achieved through digitization and international projects of sought-after departments.
The list of world's best universities according to Moscow International University Ranking "The Three University Missions" featuring 333 institutions from 53 countries was published on 28 November 2018.
The IV Russian-Iranian Forum of Rectors, held on November 24, 2018 in Iran, brought together rectors and heads of 13 Iranian and 17 Russian universities including Kazan Federal University.
Times Higher Education (THE) has released the THE World University Rankings by subjects: Computer Science and Engineering Technology. Project 5-100 universities have increased their presence in these subject rankings
Evolved in 2014-2015 the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) is the India Ranking of top universities. The NIRF methodology was adopted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
On November 8-9, 2018, NUST MISiS, in cooperation with Times Higher Education, is hosting the international Research Excellence Summit 'Transformation towards world-class research in the natural sciences.'
On October 24-25, 2018 Higher School of Economics hosted the IX International Conference of Higher Education Researchers 'Universities in search of balance between new and old goals.'
The meeting of the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities will take place on October 26-27, 2018 in Kaliningrad: the participants will prepare recommendations to continue the provision of state aid (for the Ministry of Higher Education and Science) and to improve competitiveness (for HEIs).
The QS University Rankings BRICS 2018 included 101 Russian universities with 24 HEIs in Top 100; leaders are Moscow State University (6th place) and Saint Petersburg State University (11th place).
On August 29 - 31, Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia 2018 took place at Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University where the results of the THE university ranking of Eurasia nations were announced.
uniRank has published a ranking of the most popular universities on YouTube which is restricted to those that are accredited by national authorities, offer post-graduate or four-year undergraduate degrees, and use traditional course delivery format.
Higher education institutions of Kazakstan aim to enhance their competitiveness and maintain their international reputation developing cooperation with foreign universities and strengthening their positions in national and international rankings.
The Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating (IAAR), the Independent Kazakh Agency for Quality Assurance in Education, and the national chamber of entrepreneurs of the Republic Kazakhstan "Atameken" presented their rankings of the best higher education institutions of Kazakhstan by fields of study in 2018.