The Voronezh State University took the 628th line out of 783 in Round University Ranking in 2018. The Russian version of “Social Navigator” of the MIA “Russia Today” was published on Monday, April 9.

In 2018, the VSU climbed 83 positions up in the world ranking. In 2017, the Voronezh University took the 711th line of Round University Ranking. Among the Russian universities, the VSU also improved its result climbing 25 points up and taking the 22nd place.


The universities were evaluated according to 20 indicators grouped in five directions: the quality of teaching (40% of the universities’ rankings), the research quality (40%), the level of internationalization (10% of the universities’ rankings), the level of financial stability (10%). In these areas, the VSU also showed good results. In terms of the quality of research, the university took the 11th place among Russian universities, in terms of internationalization – the 17th.

The first place in the world ranking went to Harvard University, followed by the University of Chicago, the California Institute of Technology, the Imperial College in London, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The international ranking 2018 included 70 Russian universities, of which 10 entered the world top-500. The leader among Russian educational institutions was the Moscow State University named after Lomonosov, which took the 153rd line in the rating. The second place among Russian universities was taken by the National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI”, the third – the Tomsk State University.

The context

In 2017, the VSU was also among the best universities in Europe according to British magazine Times Higher Education and took the 301+ position. The university scored 13.7 points. The Voronezh State University received the most points in the category “Industry Income” – 34.1; the least – in the category “Citation”, scoring 1.3 points.

In August 2017, the VSU and the Voronezh State Technical University (VSTU) entered the international reputation rating of universities (Round University Ranking). The scientists evaluated the quality of teaching and scientific work. The rating included 764 universities. The VSTU took the 728th line, the VSU was the 733rd. The leader of the rating was Harvard University. In 2016, the VSU was the only Voronezh university that entered the rating, but its positions were higher (569th place).