First electrotechnical, 38th elite: ETU "LETI" in the Forbes ranking

First electrotechnical, 38th elite: ETU

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" entered the top 100 Russian universities for the third time in a row, according to Forbes.

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The Forbes business magazine has published a ranking of the 100 best universities in Russia, which aims to assess the quality of Russian education and identify universities whose graduates may become members of the Forbes list or enter the political elite of the country in the future.

St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University "LETI" achieved 38th place in the ranking. Maintaining the position in the top 100 universities, according to the authoritative Forbes magazine, for three consecutive years confirms the recognition of high-quality education and competitive level of professional training at ETU "LETI" by the business community.

"The university teaches the intellectual elite of Russia, demanded engineers and specialists who are successful in various professional spheres: science, public administration, industry, and business. Many LETI graduates become successful entrepreneurs, forming the basis for the development of innovative industry and the country's economy. The stable interest and trust of employers in LETI rely on the high quality of education at the university, where all conditions for the future professional success of the graduates exist."

Viktor Sheludko, Rector of ETU "LETI" 

Forbes published its ranking of the 100 best universities in Russia since 2018. This year, the methodology has changed. New indicators have been introduced into the Quality of Education metric, based on the data of monitoring the efficiency of educational institutions by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia: Quality of Faculty (takes into account the salaries of the faculty, the ratio of faculty to students, the share of foreign professors) and International Activities (includes the share of international students, the share of students who studied abroad at least a semester, and double degree programs).

The indicators of the Quality of Graduates metric were based on Forbes' own research conducted in cooperation with Avito. Representatives of 59 companies told the magazine, graduates of which universities they have hired during the last two years, which of them have got promotion during these two years, and graduates of which universities they consider the most prepared.

The Forbes Factor metric took into account the presence of the university in the QS and THE rankings. The list of famous graduates and students includes only children of the 200 richest businessmen of Russia and nominees of the ranking of young and successful Russians according to the Forbes' 30 under 30.

According to analysts, an increase in the share of foreign professors, an increase in the share of students who have completed foreign internships, and the development of double degree programs will help improve the position of the university in the ranking.

The three leaders of the ranking are Moscow universities: HSE University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.