RANEPA ranks with Top 90 BRICS universities
The British rating agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a recognized leader in the evaluation of higher education, has posted its annual ranking of universities in the BRICS countries on its official website.
This year, QS experts analyzed the performance of 9,000 universities in the BRICS countries. The Presidential Academy ranked 90th overall, thus joining the top 1% of the best universities in this group of countries. In particular, RANEPA ranked 50th by the student-to-faculty ratio and 57th by faculty staff with PhD. These results indicate a significant leap from last year, where RANEPA ranked between 120th and 130th in the overall ranking.
The QS ranking of the strongest universities in emerging markets of the BRICS was first released in 2013. It covers the leading universities of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The project was initiated by QS in cooperation with the Russian news agency Interfax, but currently the ranking is compiled by the efforts of the British rating agency alone. The regional BRICS ranking was launched to better highlight and follow the progress achieved by each of the five BRICS countries in higher education, to facilitate the comparison of universities in countries that share similar key socio-economic dynamics.