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

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St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) 2019

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