Among the World's Leading Universities: ETU "LETI" Maintained Its Position in the Most Prestigious International Rankings
St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" remained in the 1000+ band in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
On September 2, the British Times Higher Education magazine reporting on news and issues related to higher education published the results of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, which includes 1527 best universities from 93 countries.
ETU "LETI" has retained its place in the band 1001+. Among Russian universities, ETU "LETI" took 17th place.
The university achieved the greatest success in terms of the proportion of international students with 75.2 points out of 100 possible. Other strong indicators of ETU "LETI" in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 are the industry income (knowledge transfer) category (60.7 points), which is the 248 result in the world, as well as the staff-to-student ratio (51.7 points).
"For the third consecutive year, LETI is among the best universities in the world according to Times Higher Education. This is an extremely authoritative and recognizable ranking in the academic community: it is aimed at students, scientists, teachers, representatives of ministries and government agencies around the world. Entering the published part of the ranking is not only a confirmation of the high level of the university and an honor for any institution but also a great burden of responsibility. To maintain and increase the indicators and to grow in the THE ranking is an extremely difficult task, as the competition increases every year. We are looking to the future with confidence, but at the same time we realize that the LETI team will have to work hard to improve the competitiveness of the university at the international level."
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the higher education system: international mobility has decreased worldwide; education and research have been interrupted due to closed campuses. However, this year's Times Higher Education rankings reflects the reality before the pandemic; experts will assess the impact of COVID-19 in the future.
According to analysts, the priority task for the ETU "LETI" team is to improve the competitiveness of research at the university. The potential categories for growth are an expansion of ties with foreign partners, new scientific collaborations, internal research audit to highlight the most promising topic.
The winner of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 is Oxford University (UK). American universities - Stanford and Harvard - achieved the second and third positions respectively.
Lomonosov Moscow State University is the best among 48 Russian universities represented in the rankings. Except ETU "LETI," Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg Mining University, ITMO University, St. Petersburg State University, represent St. Petersburg higher education institutions.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has been published since 2004 and evaluates universities actively researching in all areas of their activities. The Canadian media company Thomson Reuters provides the data for its compilation: the results of an expert survey, an analysis of the university activities, and audit information.
13 performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment), Research (volume, income, and reputation), Citations (research influence), International Outlook (staff, students, research), Industry Income (knowledge transfer).