ETU "LETI" maintained its position in the Times Higher Education rankings


St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” improved its performance in the authoritative Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.

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On September 11, Times Higher Education, a British magazine, published the results of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, which included 1396 of the best universities in the world.

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" maintained the position it occupied in the ranking of last year, taking the place in the 1001+ group. ETU "LETI" rose from 18th to 16th place among Russian universities.

Over the past years, ETU "LETI," a Project 5-100 participant, has systematically solved the problems of transforming the research and academic structure, modernizing the management system, strengthening human resources, developing the university as a center of advanced research and innovation, increasing the publication activity of professors, developing educational standards and advanced training programs, creating a positive image and promoting the University brand.

Over the past year, the university has improved its performance in the areas of Teaching (by 0.9%), Research (by 2.6%), Citations (by 1%), and International Outlook (by 6.4%)

The results reflected the positive trend in the number of international students who come to study at ETU "LETI" - the largest increase over the past year is in terms of the share of international students (+20.2 points).

The university is actively working to strengthen the reputation of a leading research university and to increase the amount of research conducted at the university. The indicator of scientific publications of ETU “LETI” increased by 8.4 points, and the industry income of research projects - by 4.5 points. The university also improved by 2.9 points the indicator of income from all sources by the number of teaching staff.

“The competition in international university rankings is constantly increasing, as this is a powerful argument in the struggle for talent, and talent is the future of universities. ETU “LETI” maintained its position this year in the THE ranking, improving it in the standings of the Russian universities, where the university rose from 18th place to 16th.

As a participant in Project 5-100, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” pays special attention to internationalization and, as a result, this year we have the largest increase in terms of the share of international students (+20.2 points).

Besides, ETU "LETI" as a leading university has always had a high research reputation, so we have a noticeable increase in scientometric indicators (+8.4 points), reflecting the high research activity of university scientists. Another indicator of this activity is an increase in the profitability of research (+4.5 points) and an increase in the total amount of financial resources available to the university (+2.9 points).

However, in general, the position of 1001+ does not fully reflect the potential and positioning of our university, so these data are a signal for us to further transform the university.”

Viktor Tupik, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development
Oxford University (United Kingdom) took the first position of the ranking. In second place is the California Institute of Technology (USA), and in third place is the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom).

In September 2018, ETU “LETI” debuted in the leading Times Higher Education World University Rankings, taking a position in the group 1001+.

In November last year, the university for the first time became a participant in the subject ratings of universities in the areas of Computer Science (group 501-600) and Engineering and Technology (group 601-800).

In January 2019, St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University “LETI” for the first time entered the ranking of universities to the THE Emerging Economies University Rankings, placing in the group 251-300.

In April 2019, ETU “LETI” placed in the 201-300 group of THE University Impact Rankings, which assesses the contribution of universities to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The university also entered individual rankings in 10 SDGs: Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Peace Justice and Strong Institutions, Partnerships for the Goal.

For reference

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, Research, Citations, International Outlook, Industry Income. The rankings are annually published by Times Higher Education magazine.