ETU "LETI" entered the ranking of universities in Europe and Central Asia

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St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” was included in the published part of the QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2020.

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The British agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published the annual QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2020. QS experts used a special research methodology, which includes analysis of academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, the number of papers per faculty, an international research network, web impact, the share of employees with a PhD, the number of citations per paper, number of international faculty, and international students.

In total, experts analyzed 568 universities, and 350 universities from 27 countries were included in the published part of the rankings. In total, the rankings included 105 Russian universities, 23 of which were in the top 100.

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" took 145th place (last year - 133rd place), showing 29th result among Russian universities and 18th result among universities participating in the Project 5-100.

According to the ETU “LETI” Analytical Center, this result is due to a decrease in the academic reputation by 1.1 points compared to the previous year and employer reputation by 1.7 points. As part of its participation in Project 5-100, ETU “LETI” did a great job to attract additional reputation votes, but in the face of constantly growing competition, the university will have to work more actively in this direction.

From year to year, the scientific productivity of university researchers is steadily growing - in terms of the number of papers per faculty, ETU “LETI” received 43.9 points this year (a year earlier it was 35.2 points, and three years earlier - 25, 3 points); the number increased by 73.5% over the past 4 years. However, the research component also includes the number of citations per paper: over the past year, QS experts reported a decrease of 2 points on this indicator.

The share of international students and faculty/student ratio are traditionally the strengths of ETU "LETI." For 4 years, the share of international students in the total student body grew by 3.2% and today is 21%.

“Eastern Europe and Central Asia are intensively developing regions. There are a large number of countries with rapid economic growth and, as a result, intensive growth in the level of universities and competition between them. ETU "LETI" shows a stable high dynamics of development in the field of education and research activity, has high rates of internationalization. However, in order to meet global trends, move forward, and maintain high positions, we still have to study the best practices of leading foreign universities and integrate them into the university.”

Viktor Sheludko, Rector of ETU "LETI"

The three leaders of the QS EECA rankings are Russian universities - Lomonosov Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, and Novosibirsk State University.