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 2017-2018

In September, published a rating of the best universities in the world according to the British magazine Times Higher Education, which included 18 Russian universities.

The St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great remained on the whole in its previous positions (601-800th). According to the director of the Institute of Advanced Production Technologies Sergei Salkutsan, while the university over the past year significantly increased revenues from extrabudgetary activities, made a breakthrough in international business, the first among Russian universities opening branches in China and Spain.

Times Higher Education publishes the annual ranking of universities in the world for the 14th time. For the first time this year, a large-scale list included 1000 leading universities from 77 countries. In 2016, a global rating of 980 universities included 24 Russian universities.

Among the key indicators for assessing the universities of the international rating are: the level of education, scientific research, citation of scientific works, international activity, innovation activity.

Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratios (THE ) 2017

Seven universities participating in Project 5-100 entered the ranking of universities with the best ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers, which was published by the British edition of Times Higher Education. This ranking takes into account the number of students per teacher in a university: the fewer students each teacher has, the higher the quality of education at the university - the conditions are created for more interactive classes, students are more likely to participate in discussions, get feedback and establish more close professional contact with the teacher. These factors contribute to the formation of an enabling environment for learning. The published part of the rating included 100 universities from around the world, Russia is represented by 11 universities.

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great is located on the 34th position in the ranking, having shown the third result among all Russian universities and losing only to MSTU. N.E. Bauman (11th place) and St. Petersburg State University (26th place).

"The main task of our university is the quality of education in accordance with the requirements that set global global challenges for us. Today 32,000 students are studying at our university, of which more than five thousand are foreigners, and we find an individual approach to each student at our university. St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great puts forward very high demands for both Russian and foreign teachers, which in our university more than two hundred. Thanks to this, we occupy leading positions in many world ratings, and SPbPU has become the most demanded engineering university in Russia, "the Rector of the SPbPU Andrey Rudskoy emphasized.

Rating THE Top Universities With the Best Student-to-staff Ratio is based on the general rating THE, in which the weight of the indicator "The ratio of the number of teachers to the number of students" is 4.5%.

The BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings (THE) 2016-2017

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 World University Rankings 2017/2018

June 8, British consulting company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) published a rating of the world's best universities - QS World University Rankings 2017/2018. St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great improved its position: now the university is rotated in the interval 401-410 (the result of last year - 411-420).

Rating QS World University Rankings 2017/2018 evaluates universities on six indicators, each of which in varying degrees determines the position of the university in the ranking. Among the main indicators are the academic reputation of the university (40%), the ratio of teachers to students (20%), the university's reputation among employers (10%). In addition, the rating estimates citation rates (20%), the share of foreign students (5%) and foreign teachers (5%). In total this year 965 universities from all over the world participated in the rating.

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) 2016

The third graduation of universities in developing countries of Europe and Central Asia came out in June 2016. It included 200 universities from 21 countries, whereas in last year's edition of the rating, only 150 universities were represented.

The universities were evaluated according to nine indicators:

1. Academic reputation (30%)
2. Reputation among employers (20%)
3. The ratio of the number of NPCs and students (15%)
4. Web-impact (10%) (Webometrics results)
5. Number of articles per one NPS (10%)
6. The share of NDP with a degree in the total number of NDP (5%)
7. The average number of citations per article (5%)
8. The share of foreign NDP in the total number of NDP (2.5%)
9. The share of foreign students in the total number of students (2.5%)

Total in the rating of 64 Russian universities.













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) - the July edition.

According to the recently released list of world universities by the level of their presence on the Internet, Polytech ranked 10th place among Russian universities and the 1074-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.

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - ARWU 2017

On June 28th updates for Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) were released. For the first time in its history it ranked 12 Russian universities, eight of which are Project 5-100 participants. The majority of the universities including Peter the great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University were included in the subject table ranking for physics. SPbPU is in 401-500 group.

The last ARWU rankings were released in 2015. There were five league tables for physics, mathematics, chemistry, IT and economics/business. In 2016 engineering programs rankings were released. Universities were ranked in seven subject areas. This year the number of subjects ranked went up from 5 to 52 and the growth rate of citation – from 2 to 5 years. All in all, about 4 thousand universities were included in the rankings.

‘The Polytechnic University has made a considerable advance in fundamental and applied research’, - SpbPU Rector Mr. A.I. Rudskoy commented on the ranking results, - ‘The important step was taken in the overall analyses of the university’s research potential that made it possible to assess the science areas which are both rapidly evolving and have a high demand for in the technology market’. We are talking about physics, nanomaterials, advanced manufacturing technology, power engineering’. Mr. Rudskoy specified that in order to boost these study areas, the university innovation ecosystem is being strengthened and steps are being taken toward national and international cooperation. “The international recognition that we have achieved is due to the creation of competency centers that bring together the best scientific schools of SPbPU’, - continues Mr. Rudskoy, - ‘I could use the High School of applied physics and space technology as an example to support my statement. This is an academic unit of strategic importance conceived in the framework of the ‘5-100 Project’. It unites the most successful research teams and provides training in the field of fundamental and applied physics, electronics, nanotechnology, communication systems and space technologies’.

In rector’s opinion, the system work undertaken by the university and aimed at the support of the research teams is already bearing fruit. The Polytech scientists are in demand for large-scale projects, like PHENIX project for RHIC collider located in the USA or ALICE project for Large Hadron Collider in CERN (Switzerland). Besides, the laboratory equipment of which the university disposes is good enough to satisfy high demands of the top Russian and overseas corporations like Philips, Boeing, BOSCH and others. ‘We realize we are moving in the right direction, but we are not about to stop’, - concluded Mr. Rudskoy.

Round University Ranking - RUR 2017

Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University appeared for the first time in the international reputation rating Round University Ranking (RUR) this year and has been ranked 240 in the world.

Reputation is one of the key intangible assets of any organization. Specifically for universities it is the most important indicator of competitiveness in the world education market. RUR Agency in addition to the major and subject rankings has begun to publish the reputational rankings since 2010. The agency is seeking to provide a comprehensive tool for comparing universities around the world.

These rankings are based on a survey conducted by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science). Respondents, 10000 representatives of the academic community with a long (17-20 years) experience in universities and institutes had to choose up to 15 universities with the highest quality of teaching and research.

Particular feature of RUR is a division of the universities in the leagues: being ranked 240 in the world in the reputation ranking, Polytechnic University entered the silver League, and among the Russian universities – has become one of the top 10. In total the ranking includes 764 educational organizations around the world.

‘Reputation is not something to be created - it must be earned, - commented SPbPU Rector, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Andrey Rudskoy. – Polytechnic University will soon be celebrating its 120’s anniversary, and during this time the University is doing its best. Our university shows good results in research, our students appear in various championships and competitions and international work is in progress. A special issue is the brand of the University. We have developed a new, dynamic, and the most important, a recognizable logo and corporate identity for the Polytechnic – a simple symbol represents the whole comprehensive concept of polytechnic education. We will continue to work on brand development, so that Polytechnic University sounded is known all over 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 (Interfax) 2017

In June, Interfax presented the VIII annual edition of the National University Ranking for 2017.

In 2017, the National University Ranking increased the number of participants. Within the framework of the project, 265 leading universities of Russia were evaluated, which is 27 universities more than in the last year's edition. The rating includes 29 research universities, 10 federal, 33 core and 8 non-state universities, as well as 21 universities participating in Project 5-100. 96 classical universities, 79 technical and technological universities, 20 economic and social universities, 24 agricultural universities, 5 architectural and construction and 2 creative (art) universities, 18 medical universities, 13 pedagogical universities, 4 transport and 4 law universities were evaluated.






















National rating of Russian universities in the parameter - Research 2017




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National rating of Russian universities in the parameter - Educational activity 2016

The International Information Group "Interfax" presented the results of the rating of the research activity of the universities of the country. The rating on the parameter "Educational Activity" was conducted within the framework of the National University Ranking-2016. SPbPU took 9th place, thus entering the top ten best universities in Russia.

In the category "Education" the scores are taken as the basis of the rating, which participating universities received according to certain indicators, among which are the range of programs being implemented, the quality of applicants, the cost of training, work with schoolchildren, new educational programs, and others. The maximum score of the participant in the rating is 1000, SPbPU scored 795 points, thus rising from the 25th position in 2015 to the 9th - in 2016.

National reputational ranking of higher educational institutions on enlarged areas (according to RAEX version) 2016

On September 7, the RAEH Agency (Expert RA) published the third annual report "Ratings of the University's reputation for enlarged areas" for the third time. The lists of the best Russian universities in the spheres "Technical, natural sciences and exact sciences", "Economics and management", "Mathematics and natural sciences", "Information technologies", "Engineering sciences, engineering and technologies", "Humanitarian and social directions" And "Medicine". St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great retained the 8th place in the field of "Technical, natural sciences and exact sciences", improved positions in the field of "Engineering, 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".

According to the information posted on the Agency's website, the ratings reflect the result of the assessment of universities by survey participants conducted by the RAEX Agency ("Expert RA") in 2012-2016. During this time, more than 60 thousand people were interviewed, including representatives of the academic and scientific community, representatives of employers' companies, as well as students and graduates. Respondents' opinions about the quality of education, the relevance of graduates to employers, as well as the level of research activity were taken into account.

The creators of the rating note that the level of competition between universities in technical areas is still quite high. If you take for the benchmark MSU them. M.V. Lomonosov as a winner of the top 50 Russian universities and count the number of universities that managed to gain at least 10% of the leader's score, it turns out that in the technical sphere, 19 universities are located in the group of pursuers who gained 10% or more of MSU points. Speaks of a high level of competition. Despite this situation, Polytech retained its position in the ranking, being on the 8th place in the list of the 50 best universities in the sub-rating "Technical, natural sciences and exact sciences". But in the category "Engineering, Engineering and Technology" SPbPU moved three positions higher, having passed only MSTU him. N.E. Bauman and Tomsk Polytechnic University. This year St. Petersburg Polytechnic University of Peter the Great, in connection with the accession to it of the St. Petersburg State University of Trade and Economics, entered the top 50 in the direction "Economics and Management" for the first time, starting immediately from the 25th place. As noted on the researchers' website, in this area "this is one of the most notable changes in the rating compared to last year."

Rating of Russian universities (according to RAEX version) 2017

Rating agency RAEX (Expert RA) was the sixth annual rating of Russian universities. When preparing it, statistical indicators were used, as well as survey results among 30 thousand respondents: employers, representatives of academic and scientific circles, students and graduates.
















Ranking of universities by the number of graduates in the board of directors of the largest companies in Russia 2017

Rating agency RAEX (Expert RA) for the first time has prepared a rating of universities on the number of graduates in the top management of the largest companies of Russia from the list of RAEX-600. To compile the rating, information was analyzed on the higher education of board members of the largest companies in Russia in terms of sales (revenue). The data source used reports of issuers and other public information provided by companies.







RUSSOFT Rating of Russian universities for the software industry 2017

Association RUSSOFT has presented a rating of Russian universities that train specialists for the software industry. For the first time the rating was compiled in 2014 on the basis of a survey of Russian software developers for 4 years (from 2011 to 2014).

Universities are ranked by the number of references by software companies of specific universities as sources of replenishing their staff with new staff. When conducting the survey within the framework of the annual survey "RUSSOFT", respondents answered the question about universities, graduates of which are most in demand among IT enterprises in the region. Since large companies have development centers in different cities, they have called universities not only of the city in which the head office is located (usually Moscow or St. Petersburg), but also the universities of other cities.
















The rating of the universities of the Vladimir Potanin Charitable Foundation

September 7, 2017 was presented to the next annual rating of the universities of the Fund V. Potanin. It has been compiled since 2004 and is one of the authoritative independent assessments of the state of Russian universities. As a result of the rating, SPbPU took 56th place.