Nine Russian universities in the TOP-100 of new Times Higher Education ratingFebruary 29, 2016
Nine Russian universities, including six Project 5-100 schools, are in the new Times Higher Education ranking called “Top 100 universities with the best student-to-staff ratio”.
Project 5-100 is represented in the rating by National Research University of Science and Technology MISiS(43rd place), Tomsk Polytechnic University (48th), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (51st), Novosibirsk State University (52nd), St. Petersburg Peter the Great Polytechnic University (57th), and National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (59th). The TOP-100 of the rating also includes Bauman Moscow Technical University (12th place), St. Petersburg State University (23rd), and Lomonosov Moscow State University (65th).
The authors of the rating believe that the student-to-staff ratio is closely connected with the quality of education. The fewer students per teacher, the better the quality of interaction, involvement and academic support a university can offer. This indicator for Project 5-100 universities ranges from 6.7 (MISiS) to 7.3 (MEPhI). According to Phil Baty (Editor of THE World University Rankings), “Student-to-staff ratios do not tell you everything you need to know about the student experience on a university campus, but they do give you a solid and simple indication of which universities are best equipped to provide small class sizes and offer the kind of close, personal supervision that students need to get the most out of their university education. So this new data release, extracted from the overall THE World University Rankings, is designed to help to inform student choice, and to celebrate the universities best placed to support them.’”
Russia occupies third place among the number of universities in the new THE ranking, and is ahead of the UK, Germany, France and China. A total of 23 countries are represented by their educational institutions in the TOP-100 of the new rating.