SPbPU Rankings

The strategic objective of participation of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in the Project «5-100» is modernization and development of the university as a globally competitive research and educational center, integrating multidisciplinary research and world-class technology and being listed among the world's leading universities. It is expected that by 2020 St. Petersburg Polytechnic University will enter the top 100 of QS World University Rankings.

Increased competition between universities, globalization of higher education, fight for the most talented students and scholars led to the fact that the entire international community, government, students and their parents follow the results of global and national academic rankings.

This section presents the results Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in various rankings, both global and national.

Times Higher Education 2016-2017

untitled-1Changing the method of counting in the ranking of the best universities in the world Times Higher Education (THE World University Rankings 2016-2017) influenced the movement of the Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University with a 201-250 th position last year to 601-800 th position this year.

"All significant fluctuations in rankings related to changes in the methodology for its calculation," - said the director of the Science and Education Monitoring Center SPbPU Yuri Klotchkov. At the same time significant for the Polytechnic University of the index of activity and interaction with industry rose by 50 positions.

Best universities in Europe 2016 (THE)

March 10 the British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has published a ranking of the 200 best universities in Europe for 2016. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University  ranked among the top universities in Europe, ranking it 113th out of 200 items in the list.

Besides our university, the rating includes four Russian university. Higher spot among Russian universities took the Moscow State University (MSU), who appeared at the 79th place. After MSU and SPbPU settled Tomsk Polytechnic University (136 th), Kazan Federal University (152 th) and the National Research Nuclear University MEPI (164 th).

It should be noted that the lead in the ranking are tradition British universities - Oxford and Cambridge universities and Imperial College London. The numerical presence in the ranking of British universities are the largest - 46. The second representation of Germany (36 universities).

"Of course, today the world rankings are part of a single process of development of the higher school in many countries, and there is no doubt that they help her to go to the next level. Analogs Project "5-100" to improve the competitiveness of universities in the world educational scene has developed and launched not only in Russia, but also in China, France, Japan and other countries. In recent years, Polytech confidently shows a positive trend in the world rankings. We systematic work to improve the indicators that are taken into account in the methodologies of international ratings - a growing number of publications and citations, increasing the number of foreign students and teachers, improving academic reputation and the reputation of employers - and, therefore, the task of achieving even higher positions is feasible for us "- said the rector SPbPU.

Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratios (THE )

The global ranking of universities Times Higher Education (THE) publishes an international ranking of universities in which university ranking based on the indicator "ratio of students to teaching staff" (faculty). It includes universities from 23 countries in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

According to the compilers of the rating, the ratio of students and teachers directly related to the quality of education: the smaller the students on a university professor, the higher the level of interaction between students and teacher. It is believed that from this figure the amount of time and attention depends particular student teacher.

In general, the rating includes small high schools with the number of students to 5000, but there are great universities, which managed to maintain a positive relationship between students and teachers.

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University occupies the 57th place in the top-100. There are 9 Russian universities.

The BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016

1On December 1, 2016 the ranking of universities of the BRICS countries and countries with emerging economies (The BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings) was published. The ranking is conducted by the authoritative British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) for the third time. The rating includes 300 universities from 41 countries. Russia is represented by 24 universities.

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, settled in the list of the best educational institutions in the world, occupying the 107th place in the overall list and 11th - among Russian universities.






QS WUR (QS World University Rankings)

At the night of 5 to 6 of September the British Consulting Company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the rating of the best world universities - QS World University Rankings 2016/2017. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University significantly improved its positions. Presently, the University is rated 411-420, compared to the results of 2015 our University rose in the world rankings by 60 points.

It is worth noting that the number of Universities which are included in QS rankings rose from 891 to 916 in comparison with the last year.

QS World University Rankings 2016/2017 estimates Universities according to six parameters, which differently define the position of the University in the rating. Some of the main parameters are academic reputation of the University (40%), student-to-faculty ratio (20%), employer reputation of the University (10%). Furthermore, citations per faculty (20%), international student ratio (5%) and international faculty ratio (5%) are also assessed in the rankings.

SPbPU Rector of A.I. Rudskoy claimed: “The improvement of our positions in the international rankings is the result of the great job of the University team. Polytech pays special attention to internationalization, which has been reflected in the rating: with regard to the international student ratio, our University has reached the Top-350 for the first time – and that is a very good result. We intend to make our University open and comfortable for international students to study and work. In the future we are planning to concentrate on improving the parameter of academic reputation”.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017

Updates for QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 were released on March, 8. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University keeps thriving across some positions, while some of its disciplines broke into the ranking for the first time.

Polytech has consolidated its position in Physics and Astronomy moving up from 251-300 to 201-250 group. It is the first time that the university has been ranked for Natural Sciences starting out in group 401-405. Also, machine building has made a remarkable breakthrough in group 201-250. Such a successful debut along with maintaining a strong position in Computer Science and Information Technology (401-450) and Electrical Engineering (201-250) lifted up the university from 334 position to 292 in “Engineering science”. This is the fourth best result among Russian universities featured in the ranking.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled from data presented in QS Global Emloyer (the survey of graduates employment outcomes), opinion of academic community, citation index and Hirsch index based on the data provided by Elsevier. The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights top universities from 74 countries in 46 different subject areas. The latest results reveal that 28 Russian universities emerged in the rankings this year against 17 in 2016.

QS EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia)

On October 21, 2015 the results of the rankings QS EECA (Emerging Europe and Central Asia) were released. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University improved its position, taking 35th place. Last year Polytechnic University was on 39th position in the ranking QS EECA.

QS EECA is ranking universities in developing countries of Europe and Central Asia. It estimates 500 universities from 30 countries.


On Tuesday night (Moscow time), British consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published the ranking of the best universities in the BRICS countries – QS BRICS-2016. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University is ranked 61st among the best universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South America.

This year, the number of universities represented in the QS BRICS-2016 Rankings increased by 25% – 250 instead of the 200 last year. The ranking features 55 Russian Universities, which makes Russia second only to China, which has 86, in terms of the number of universities represented in the rankings.

The QS BRICS-2016 Rankings evaluates universities based on eight key performance indicators, each having a different impact on the university's position in the ranking. The major indicators include the university's academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), and student-to-faculty ratio (20%). The Polytechnic University earned 98.3 points according to the latter indicator, which proves the high quality of education.

The ranking also assesses the number of faculty with a degree (10%), citations per faculty (10%), international faculty ratio (2.5%), and international student ratio (2.5%). Some indicators are used in the QS World University Rankings, while others reflect the priorities and challenges peculiar to the universities in the BRICS countries.

Lomonosov Moscow State University is the only Russian University to make it into the top 10 of the QS BRICS-2016 Rankings – it is ranked 7th. The top three positions are occupied by Chinese universities: Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Fudan University respectively.

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The QS BRICS-2016 Rankings has been annually evaluating the best universities in the BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China, and Southe Africa – since 2013. Developed by QS in association with Russian information agency Interfax, this ranking is aimed at analyzing the dynamics of the progress in higher education in each of the five BRICS countries and making it easier to compare universities in countries with similar socio-economic conditions. Infographics showing the changes in the positions of Russian universities in the QS BRICS Rankings can be found on the official website of information agency RIA Novosti.

Webometrics Ranking of World’s Universities 2017

Published the world ranking of universities QS (QS World University Rankings 2017).

According to the recently released list of world universities by the level of their presence on the Internet, Polytech ranked 9th place among Russian universities and the 1060-th position in the overall ranking among over 22 thousand universities, ranked by experts Webometrics.




















Webometrics Top Universites by Google Scholar Citations 2016

57 Russian universities came into the world academic ranking Webometrics Top Universites by Google Scholar Citations, in which the evaluation of universities of the world is based on the analysis of the cited authors - university employees to Google Scholar system.

Rating Webometrics Top Universites by Google Scholar Citations evaluates 5000 the official profiles of universities around the world, as well as nearly one million personal pages scientists in Google Scholar affiliated with specific universities. The position of the university in the ranking identifies the citation analysis of the top 10 of its authors in Google Scholar.

The results of Webometrics Top Universites measurement by Google Scholar Citations will be used to determine the "Open University" criteria (openness) in the formation of the world ranking Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities, which will be released in late January of this year.

Polytechnic University of the Peter the Great among Russian universities in the ranking Webometrics Top Universites by Google Scholar Citations tooks 42 th place and 3640 th in the world.

Academic Ranking of World Universities-European Standard ARES 2016

European Science and Industry Chamber issued an international ranking of higher education institutions (ARES-2016).

As a result of the rating SPbPU assigned category AA.

Objective of universities ranking ARES-2016- evaluate the ability of universities to provide students with the necessary knowledge to participate in research activities as well as the opportunity to actively communicate with prospective employers.

Rating is handled automatically, completely eliminating the involvement of the human factor. disadvantages Shanghai ranking Thereby persists (the main criterion is the presence of the university Nobel laureates), or of QS (random selection of experts).


SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR) 2016

Scimago Laboratory has published a 2016 issue of SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR). It is an international scientific organization ranking based on Scopus database. Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University was ranked the 3rd among Russian universities and 556-th in the global rankings of research institutions.

Rating evaluates the universities and research institutions in three areas: the first indicator - a performance of the research work (publication activity indicators, web-of-science citation search and others). The results of the university innovation activities are also estimated. The source of information in this case is PASTAT (European Patent Office) database. The third indicator is based on the university attractiveness appraisal in the web-space and is expressed in the number of inbound links to a SPbPU domain via Google and Ahrefs.

More than five thousand universities and research institutes from around the world participated in this ranking in 2016. 138 of these organizations represented our country. Peter the Great Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University has significantly improved its position in comparison with 2015 (15-th place). Now our university is among the top three leading scientific organizations in Russia.

Десятка лучших российских вузов по версии рейтинга SCImago Institutions Rankings 2016In the seven year period SPbPU has risen from the 844-th to the 556-th place among all the world’s scientific institutions. This year, SPbPU shares this position with Saint Petersburg State University. Among Russian universities, the first place in the SIR ranking belongs to Moscow Sate University (357-th place in the overall ranking), Saint Petersburg State University is on the second place (556-th place in the overall ranking) and SPbPU takes the third position.

SIR Rating is published every year. It includes the results obtained in the past five years. The results collected two years before the rating publication are not taken into account. For example, if the year of publication is 2016, the results used in the rating are taken for the period from 2010 to 2014. Only Web indicators are evaluated for the past year.

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SCImago Institution Rankings (SIR) is a platform for the analysis, evaluation and ranking of the research universities and research organizations results worldwide. SIR Platform aims to develop analytical tools to help agencies in monitoring and evaluating the results of their research and decision-making in order to improve research efficiency.

4ICU: 4 International Colleges & University

According to evaluation of the leading foreign specialists, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University occupies the fifth position among Internet-representative of Russian universities! International Educational Portal 4 International Colleges & University (4ICU) published the results of the ranking of universities web-sites in the world. For 10 years 4ICU produces a comprehensive evaluation of Internet resources of accredited universities and colleges. Rate includes data on 11,307 high schools from 200 countries ranked by the popularity of their websites. Popularity of the portals is based on five indicators, including: assessment of attendance of a site and its «importance», the number of links and the importance of linking resources, the volume of domain citations, the number of cross-references, as well as the clarity of the web resource browsing.

From 386 Russian universities presented in the annual ranking 4ICU on the web-site www.4icu.org, SPbPU occupies the 5th position.

The national rating of Russian universities 2016

December 14, International Information Services Group "Interfax" has presented the seventh annual national ranking of universities, prepared at the end of 2016.

The activities of universities is evaluated on six main criteria: educational activities; research activities; social environment; internationalization (international activities); innovation and entrepreneurship (business process); brand.

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University took 13th place.







The rating of Russian universities in the parameters Innovation and entrepreneurship and Brand in 2016

December 14, "Interfax" presented the results of the activities of Russian universities rating in the parameters "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" and "Brand".

The activities of universities in the field of innovative entrepreneurship estimated indicators: patent portfolio; cooperation with high-tech companies; development of innovation infrastructure; Income from research and development; part of scientific and pedagogical staff and students of the basic chairs, created in conjunction with companies and research institutes.

The most notable and rapid changes are recorded in the communication policy of universities, so clearly there is a need to form a new evaluation of the brand, based on measurements of the activity of university communications for the first 9 months of 2016 made it possible to identify the leaders in the development of university brands. At the same time the use of updated assessments led to very slight changes in the results of the consolidated ranking of universities.

Brands universities are evaluated by such indicators as a contribution to the formation of the national elite, communication with target audiences, media activity, perception studies international and Russian-speaking academic communities.

In the national ranking of the activities of Russian Universities in the parameters "Innovation and Entrepreneurship" Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University took 12th place.







In the national ranking of universities of Russia activities in the parameter "Brand" Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University took the 8th place.








The rating of Russian universities in the parameters Research and Educational activity in 2016

Information Services Group "Interfax" presented the results of rating research universities in the country. Based on the parameter "Research" and "Educational activities" carried out within the framework of the National rating-2016 universities.

On both counts SPbPU took 9th place, thus entering the top ten universities in Russia.

National reputational ranking of universities on the integrated areas 2016

September 7, the Agency RAEX ( "Expert RA") for the third time published its annual study "reputation rankings on the integrated areas." Published lists of the best Russian universities in the areas of "technical, natural-scientific direction and exact sciences", "Economics and Management", "Math and science", "Information Technology", "Engineering science, engineering and technology", "Humanities and social trends" and "Medicine".

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University has kept the 8th position in the field of "Technical, natural-scientific direction and exact sciences", improved position in the "Technical science, engineering and technology", moving from 5th to 3rd place, and for the first time entered the top 50 in the direction of "Economics and management".