Quacquarelli Symonds has published a list of the top universities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe and Central Asia 2020). St Petersburg University again improved its position and was ranked second.

For several years, St Petersburg University has been showing steady growth: in 2017, it occupied the fourth place in the ranked list; in 2018, it was third; and this year it was ranked second. This has been the best result since the University started participating in the ranking.

95.4 %

is the overall score of St Petersburg University.

The University scored the highest points for such indicators as: ‘Academic Reputation’ (99.8%); ‘Web Impact’ (99.9%); ‘International Research Network’ (98.2%); ‘Faculty Student’ (95.5%); ‘Faculty Staff with PhD’ (95.1%); as well as ‘Employer Reputation’ (95%).

A total of ten factors are assessed according to the ranking methodology. The highest scores in the overall score are generated by: academic reputation (30%); employer reputation (20%); and faculty-student ratio. Additionally, the following indicators are taken into account: faculty staff with PhD; citations per paper; papers per faculty; international research network; international faculty; international students; and web impact.