ETU “LETI” – first time in the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

ETU “LETI” – first time in the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” finally made it in the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings.

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A British Times Higher Education (THE) magazine published the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 on January 15.

Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” was included in the 251-300 group. Seventeen participants of the Project 5-100 made it in the ranking as well: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Higher School of Economics, Tomsk State University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, ITMO University, Novosibirsk State University, Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, Kazan Federal University, National University of Science and Technology  MISIS, RUDN University, Samara University, Lobachevsky University, Ural Federal University, Far Eastern Federal University, Sechenov University and Siberian Federal University.

“The fact that the university is in the ranking indirectly proves that the university still maintains its upward momentum along with major world universities. It is important for us because the university has long been absent from world leading rankings. Last year we did well in the world university ranking and two rankings by subject which is a major improvement. This year ETU was sure to be included in the top-300 best universities by being the 19th from 35 Russian universities. This is not a coincidence but the result of focused effort. However when you take into the account the potential that ETU has, this result is insufficient. Now we need to make a much bigger effort to hold our ground and keep improving.”

Viktor N. Sheludko, Rector of ETU “LETI”

THE Emerging Economies University Rankings covers 442 leading universities from 43 countries that can be classified as emerging economies such as China, India, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Qatar, Morocco, Cyprus, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, etc.  

This year Russia was represented by 35 universities (including four St. Petersburg-based universities), increasing its presence in the ranking by eight universities compared to last year.

The methodology of the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 is based on 13 performance indicators that are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), International outlook (staff, students and research), Industry income (knowledge transfer).

In September 2018 ETU first made it in the Education World University Rankings and entrenched itself in the 1001+ group. In November last year the university debuted in the subject ranking (Computer Science 501-600 and Engineering & Technology 601-800).