St Petersburg University listed among top three best universities in Russia by the RAEX Ranking
St Petersburg University has become the third university in Russia and the only university in St Petersburg listed among the leaders of the RAEX-100 Ranking.
This year, the list of the best universities in Russia includes universities from 29 regions of the country. When preparing the ranked list, statistical indicators and survey findings were used. Over 120,000 respondents were surveyed. They included: academics; scientists; students; graduates; and employers. The RAEX-100 Ranking evaluates universities according to 42 criteria. Special emphasis is laid on: the quality of education; the popularity of the university among applicants; the university’s cooperation with employers; the availability of resources; international integration; and so on.
Being the oldest university in Russia, St Petersburg University will celebrate its 300th anniversary next year. Today, St Petersburg University is the leading classic university in the country. It represents almost all areas of research. The University implements more than 500 academic programmes, from law and linguistics to biotechnology and artificial intelligence.
A unique Research Park is an integral part of the University. It is an up-to-date core facility centre, where students and staff of the University and other scientific organisations may conduct their own research at laboratories with cutting-edge equipment. St Petersburg University pays special attention to the training of young professionals. The University has been implementing a clinical approach to education for 25 years. It enables students to solve real problems set by employers and receive job offers in leading companies during their studies.
RAEX university rankings have been published annually since 2012. They evaluate the ability of universities to equip graduates with high-quality knowledge and skills they could later use in their professional activities. To compile the list of the 100 best universities in Russia, the following is used: statistical data from the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education; public information from the universities’ websites; questionnaire surveys of university representatives; and online surveys of target groups that include students, graduates, academics, scientists, and employers.
In addition, St Petersburg University is actively developing international cooperation. Today, there are seven representative offices of St Petersburg University abroad. Thanks to their work, more foreign citizens learn about the opportunities of Russian education, and St Petersburg University students get more opportunities for exchange programmes.
St Petersburg University closely cooperates with employers, involving them in the development of academic programmes, evaluation of students’ graduation projects, and organisation of student internships.