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

Achieving Greater ROE in Learning & Teaching With New Generation’s Pedagogy, Space and Technology

Workforce capacity of Chukotka

Aalto University becomes a member of the UNITE! alliance

Russia is preparing for bilateral years of Russian-Chinese science and technology cooperation

International students in Kyrgyzstan

The 4th Higher Education Leadership Forum

The webinar under the aegis of APQN took place as part of the EDU Atmosphere project

The National Centre for Public Accreditation has become a full member of ENQA

7th AQ Austria Annual Conference

Russia is planning to boost education and raise number of foreign students

15 Russian Universities in ARWU Ranking by Subject

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum 2019

QS WORLDWIDE 2019 to be held in Almaty

HSE is the only Russian university in THE Young Universities Ranking-2019

Cooperation agreement signed by Kazan Federal University and Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management

Recognition of the IAAR activities in the international educational space

International Quality Assurance Programme 2019

Universities of the Far East and the Arctic will strengthen ties with India

More international students take postgraduate programs in China

North-Eastern Federal University will train cultural industry experts

Moscow and Beijing will develop an educational tourism program for universities

25 Russian universities enter the QS World University Rankings 2020

Don State Technical University opened an educational platform in China

Nizhny Novgorod universities want to attract more Chinese students

Dropouts and failure rates shoot up at Australian universities

NIAD-QE University Quality Assurance Forum 2019

Universities and research institutes of China, Ukraine, and Russia have signed cooperation agreements

III International Festival "Student Spring of the BRICS and SCO Countries"

The Russian-Chinese Institute of Transport Education opened at Irkutsk State Transport University

How can foreign graduates help Russian universities?

Askar Mamin presents new Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan

Modern campuses will be established in the Tomsk Region and the Perm Territory

Kyrgyzstan universities and colleges will independently develop their educational programs

At least 14 Russian language education centers will be established abroad

The Union State of Russia and Belarus: common education space

St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

Xi Jinping receives honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University

National University Ranking 2019 by Interfax

Internationalization of Kyrgyzstan universities: double degrees and digitization of higher education

Bashkir universities will cooperate with Dresden University of Technology

Putin instructed the government to increase the quota for international students

Russia and Uzbekistan have signed an agreement on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees

EduTraC Oman (Higher Education, Training and Career Development Exhibition)

Scholarship program for studying in Kazakhstan universities

540 young engineers will present their ideas on digitization of the fuel and energy sector

The delegation of the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China visited the Republic of Belarus

Germany needs international students

CHE Ranking 2019: the most comprehensive and detailed ranking of universities from German-speaking countries

Russia and Spain agreed on mutual diploma recognition

Type of university is unbiased