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Round University Ranking
EditorOleg Solovyev
CategoriesHigher education
FrequencyAnnual
PublisherRUR Ranking Agency
First issue2013 (in partnership with Thomson Reuters)
CountryRussia
LanguageEnglish
Websiteroundranking.com

Round University Ranking (RUR Ranking) is a world university ranking, assessing effectiveness of 700 leading world universities based on 20 indicators distributed among 4 key dimension areas: teaching, research, international diversity, financial sustainability.[1][2] The RUR Rankings publisher is an independent Rankings Agency, located in Moscow, Russia.[3]

About the project

Round University Ranking was created to provide comprehensive analytics for benchmarking and evaluating universities as a tool for students, analysts and decision makers.

The following principles are the basis of the RUR Ranking

The Round University Ranking has been published since 2010. 700 leading world universities were evaluated in the RUR 2016 edition, including 91 higher education institutions of the BRICS economies.

Methodology

The RUR rankings are based entirely on InCites, the evaluation and benchmarking engine from Thomson Reuters for scientific research. The raw data for RUR Ranking is provided within a special annual survey run by Thomson Reuters - Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP). The data for GIPP is collected annually in April - May.[4][5] Altogether there are 20 indicators divided into four groups: teaching, research, international diversity and financial sustainability. The first two groups obtain 40 percent each, the second ones get 10 percent.[3] The final methodology also includes the weight of each of the 20 indicators and is shown below[6]

Apart from the main Overall Ranking, which is calculated based upon 20 indicators in accordance with the methodology described above, the RUR system also demonstrates 4 additional rankings which echo the main groups of rating groups of indicators:[3]

Round University Rankings contain all of the indicators used in the Times Higher Education (THE) world rankings, except for the "industry innovation: income" indicator. The rankings also include some additions such as national and international measures of teaching reputation, citations per academic and research staff, papers per academic and research staff, papers per research income and normalized citations impact.[3]

Teaching 40 % Research 40 %
Academic staff per students 8 % Citations per academic and research staff 8 %
Academic staff per bachelor's degrees awarded 8 % Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 8 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 8 % Normalized citation impact 8 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor's degrees awarded 8 % Papers per academic and research staff 8 %
World teaching reputation 8 % World research reputation 8 %
International Diversity 10 % Financial Sustainability 10 %
Share of international academic staff 2 % Institutional income per academic staff 2 %
Share of international students 2 % Institutional income per students 2 %
Share of international co-authored papers 2 % Papers per research income 2 %
Reputation outside region 2 % Research income per academic and research staff 2 %
International level 2 % Research income per institutional income 2 %

Current rankings

# World university rankings[a][7]
1 United States California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
2 United States Harvard University
3 United States Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
4 United States Stanford University
5 Sweden Karolinska Institute (KI)
6 Switzerland ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)
7 United States Columbia University
8 United Kingdom Imperial College London
9 United States University of Chicago (UChi)
10 United States Johns Hopkins University (JHU)
11 China Peking University (PKU)
12 United Kingdom University of Oxford
13 United States University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
14 Switzerland École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
15 United States Princeton University
16 United Kingdom University of Cambridge

Notes

  1. ^ This table lists the top 16 institutions as of the 2022 rankings.

Further reading

Public Relations Office (4 December 2014). "Comenius University in the world's top 500 universities of another international ranking". Comenius University (CU). Archived from the original on 8 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

"University and College Rankings". California Institute of Technology. 2015. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

"Десять российских вузов попали в международный рейтинг RUR по качеству преподавания" [Ten Russian universities are included in the international RUR rating for the quality of teaching] (in Russian). TASS. 2 September 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

"В ТОП-200 международного рейтинга RUR вошли десять российских вузов" [Ten Russian universities entered the TOP-200 of the RUR international ranking]. Edu.ru (in Russian). 3 September 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2022.

"University Ranking Watch: Global Ranking From Russia". University Ranking Watch.blogspot.ru. 8 September 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

"Baku State University". Baku State University (BSU). 14 September 2015. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

Thiveaud, Emmanuel (15 September 2015). "The World's Most Innovative Universities" (PDF). European Commission | Futurium. Retrieved 24 June 2016 – via Clarivate Analytics.

"MIET took the 22nd place among Russian universities in Round University Ranking". National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET). 29 October 2015. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

"LETI improved results in Round University Ranking". ETU "LETI" Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University. 12 November 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

"Our university shows good results in the international subject ranking Round University Ranking". Voronezh State University (VSU). 15 December 2015. Archived from the original on 17 June 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

"В предметных рейтингах мировых университетов РФ представляют 16 вузов | РИА Новости - события в России и мире: темы дня, фото, видео, инфографика, радио" [16 universities are represented in the subject rankings of world universities in the Russian Federation] (in Russian). Rossiya Segodnya (English: Russia Today). RIA Novosti (РИА). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

"Объявлены результаты российского международного рейтинга университетов" [Results of Russian International University Ranking Announced] (in Russian). TASS. 15 December 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

"ВЗГЛЯД / Региональные вузы оказались в числе ведущих" [Regional universities were among the leading]. Vzglyad (in Russian). 15 December 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2022.

"Высшее образование в России | В "предметный" рейтинг RUR попали 16 российских университетов" [Higher education in Russia | 16 Russian universities were included in the "subject" rating of RUR]. Interfax (in Russian). 16 December 2015. Archived from the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

Petrova, Natalya (2 January 2016). "Выше в образовании | Каковы шансы российских вузов на лидирующие позиции в международных рейтингах" [Higher in Education | What are the chances of Russian universities for leading positions in international rankings]. Kommersant Vlast (in Russian). Retrieved 25 June 2022.

"University Ranking Watch: Aussies not impressed with THE any more". University Ranking Watch.blogspot.ru. 15 January 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016.

Bolokhova, Ksenia A. "Наука и технологии России - Анатомия вузовских рейтингов" [Anatomy of university rankings]. Science and Technologies of Russia (in Russian). Archived from the original on 11 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2022.

"News". Tomsk State University (TSU). Archived from the original on 12 August 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2022.

"Project 5-100 | Russian Academic Excellence Project | More info". Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Russia) Project 5-100. Retrieved 25 June 2022.

References

  1. ^ "Looking Inside the Engine: The Structure of the Round University Rankings". University Ranking Watch.blogspot.ru. 22 September 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Round University Ranking: MEPhI is best Russian University in Natural Sciences". National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute). 16 December 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d "New Ranking from Russia". IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. 4 September 2015. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 28 February 2016.))
  4. ^ "Thomson Reuters partners with Times on university rankings". Research Information. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Press Releases". Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Methodology". Round University Ranking. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016. Retrieved 31 December 2016.
  7. ^ "World University Rankings". Round University Ranking. 2022. Retrieved 24 June 2022.