General information on ranking

Name of the ranking RUR Round University Ranking
Geographical scope Global
Name of person in charge of ranking Oleg Solovyev
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2010
Most recent year of publication 2023
Date of last update 2024-05-05
Ranking organization RUR Rankings Agency
Website of the methodology

The RUR Round University Ranking is published by the RUR Ranking Agency based in Moscow, Russia. All raw data for ranking is provided by Clarivate Analytics. RUR Ranking uses 20 indicators grouped into four areas: teaching, research, international diversity and financial sustainability.

TEACHING (40%), including:

Academic staff per students (8%)

Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded (8%)

Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff (8%)

Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded (8%)

Online visibility (8%) 


RESEARCH (40%), including:

Citations per academic and research staff (8%) 

Share of graduate degrees awarded (8%)

Normalized citation impact (8%) 

Papers per academic and research staff (8%) 

Social media visibility (8%)



Share of international academic staff (2%)

Share of international students (2%)

Share of international co-authored papers (2%) 

New Media Impact (2%) 

International level (2%) 



Institutional income per academic staff (2%)

Institutional income per students (2%)

Financial Sustainability Level (2%)

Research income per academic and research staff (2%)

Research income per institutional income (2%) 

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English
  • Main target groups: higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies, students and parents
  • Level of comparison: institutional: 1217, broad fields: 6
  • Major dimensions covered: internationalization, research, teaching, financial sustainability
  • Structure of presentation: multi-indicator ranking, ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, third-party database (data not provided by HEI)
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: commercial/for-profit (incl. media)
  • Types of rankings: global