PSU Re-Establishes Positions in International Rankings

Round University Ranking (RUR) and Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings have renewed the lists of globally acclaimed universities, with Perm State University re-establishing its competitive status.  

According to RUR, Perm State University (PSU) has raised up from 481 to 380 place in Humanities. PSU shows most significant progress in “Educational Activity” (248 to 128 place) and “Scientific Activity” (549 to 494 place). On a national level, PSU takes 13th place in Humanities, incl. 9th place in “Education”, and 12th place in “Scientific Activity”:

In Social Sciences, PSU has moved up internationally from 658 to 632 place, demonstrating the growth in “Scientific Activity” (706 to 668 place) and “Financial stability” (363 to 314 place). Staying 35th  nationally, PSU has made a few steps up in “Scientific Activity” (44 to 32 place), and a couple steps down in “Educational Activity” (38 to 42) :   

The Round University Ranking (RUR) had been set by a Russian development team and is based on international data collected annually from more than 800 leading universities in the world from 75-80 countries by 20 unique indicators and 4 key areas (teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability). All raw data for RUR Rankings is provided by Thomson Reuters. RUR Rankings cover the period from 2010 to the present.

On 19 October, 2021, PSU has also been ranked 501+ in the 2022 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies University Rankings.

Last year, PSU has improved it’s performance in Times Higher Education (THE, UK), and keeps in several areas: teaching quality, research activities, and contribution to innovation. In addition to the mentioned criteria, THE assesses universities in terms of citation index, share of foreign students and foreign teachers. In total, to compile the rating, the experts take into account thirteen indicators.

A total of 48 Russian universities were included in the top list, in 2022. Initially, PSU appeared in THE Ranking in 2017.

Times Higher Education (THE), formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a weekly magazine based in London, reporting specifically on news and issues related to higher education. It is the United Kingdom’s leading publication in its field. The ranking place is compiled on the basis of data from three sources: statistical information from universities, a bibliometric database of Scopus and a survey of academic experts.

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