PSU Enters Top-15 Russian Universities, According to University Impact Rankings 2020

According to a new survey by Times Higher Education (THE, UK), Perm State National research University (PSU) takes the 2nd place among universities of the Volga Federal District and the 12th place among Russian higher education institutions, included in the University Impact Rankings 2020 list.

The University Impact Rankings 2020 assesses contribution of universities to Global Goals for Sustainable Development, UN, globally. The ranking consist of 18 positions: the overall one, and 17 subdivisions for each sustainable development goal.

According to the overall score, PSU stands within a broad 301-400 group out of 767 world universities. For each sustainable development goal, PSU is represented in all 17 ratings. The best indicators among them are as follows:

  • “Life Below Water: education on and support for aquatic ecosystems”: 59th among 242 universities, globally;
  • “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”: 101-200 group among 453 universities, globally;
  • “Gender Equality”: 101-200 group among 547 universities, globally;
  • “Partnership for the Goals”: 301-400 group among 806 universities, globally.

“Every year there are more universities participating the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Initially, 467 world universities were included into the University Impact Rankings list; the next time this amount nearly doubled: 766. Russian higher institutions have also proved to be active: over the year, their number increased from 38 to 47, nationally. The more valuable is the position of Perm State University in that growing competitive list, as we are getting close to top 10, being recently included in all 17 ratings for sustainable development goals, ”

PSU Rector Professor Igor Makarikhin.

PSU entered the Times Higher Education list in 2017, and became the first university, territorially, included into the THE rankings.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals of international cooperation, planned to be achieved by 2030. The goals are aimed at improving the health of all nations, combating inequalities, poverty, hunger and the effects of global climate change, improving people’s access to education, drinking water, labor and affordable energy, and promoting ideas of social justice and peace.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings World University Rankings is the annual international rating by the Times Higher Education magazine (UK) based on three sources: universities’ statistics, bibliometrical data by Scopus Elsevier and inquiry poll among academic experts.

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