04 November 2016

A proposal for a new international university ranking has just been announced by Viktor Savonichy, who is Rector of Moscow State University and Chairman of the Russian Union of Rectors. The new ranking was initiated by President Putin and will be produced by the Expert RA research Center and the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM).

The rankings, to be known as Three Missions of Universities, will have 34 indicators grouped in five categories: Education (40%), Science (30%), Internationalisation (10%), Stability and Development (10%), and Distance Education (10%). In addition to Russian institutions, it is planned to include universities in Japan, China, Brazil, India, Iran, Turkey and countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

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