RANEPA joins Russia’s top five economic universities – Expert RA
Expert RA, an international rating agency, presented the results of the ratings of universities’ reputations according to integrated data. RANEPA was among the most popular universities in Russia in the field of economics and management and held fifth place, surpassing the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. RANEPA maintained fifth place in the ranking among the best economic universities, the place it held in 2015.
RANEPA was also among the top ten in the ranking for liberal arts. This is the first time that RANEPA has been included among the best universities in this field. The ratings agency said that the increase of academic publications played a significant role in achieving this result: in the last two years, RANEPA managed to increase the number of liberal arts papers in publications indexed by the Russian Science Citation Index by 150%, and increase those concerning social sciences by 50%.
Sixty-nine Russian universities carried out economics and management research, among them, national universities, classical universities, federal universities, and also universities focused on training graduates in the fields of economics and management. The ratings reflect the results of university evaluations by the participants in surveys that were conducted by Expert RA in 2012-2016. The surveys take the opinions of students and graduates, representatives of the academic and scientific community as well as those of employers into account.
RANEPA usually holds strong positions in Expert RA’s ratings. So, in June 2016 the agency published the “100 Best Russian Universities” rating, in which RANEPA held 12th place.