New university rankings to be launched in 2017

A new ranking of international universities – Three Missions of Universities – was announced on 2 November by Viktor Sadovnichy, chairman of the Russian Union of Rectors and Moscow State University rector, writes Elena Proshina for RBTH.

The rankings, to be headquartered in Russia, are expected to garner global recognition and international experts will be involved in the work over time. The rankings will consider Russian as well as foreign universities, specifically educational institutions in Japan, China, Brazil, India, Iran, Turkey and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries. The ranking was initiated by the Russian Union of Rectors and the Russian Academy of Sciences in response to a request from President Vladimir Putin.

"Russia is a country with a very rich history and strong traditions in the educational system," Sadovnichy said at a press conference for the launch of the rankings. “Many countries have learned from our educational system. We were an example even for developed countries, which are now leaders in various rankings. Our education system deserves a deeper look, to be understood and used for our development."
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