June 6th, the rating agency «Expert RA» presented the results of its annual rating of Russian universities during the VI International Forum of Leading Russian Universities.
MGIMO remains among the best Russian universities, taking this year the sixth place. Since the first release of the rating in 2012, MGIMO has improved its results by five places. The University shines in some categories, taking for example second place for the «Conditions for qualitative education». Indeed, while most universities have experienced a deterioration of their Faculty to Student ratio, MGIMO continues to offer students lessons in small groups. MGIMO also remains highly attractive to applicants, as it has the highest Unified State Examination score in Russia for its scholarship places (95.6 in 2017) and receives a high demand for its fee-paying places.
The experts compiling the results noted that employers are now actively seeking multidisciplinary professionals rather than experts with narrow specializations, because the work environment is rapidly changing and MGIMO trains well-rounded graduates adaptable to different spheres. Indeed many programs at MGIMO now include courses fine-tuning computer skills and teaching higher mathematics and statistical tools.
«Expert RA» ratings are created based on the analysis of statistical data and surveys. The Agency is the 1st in Russia and the 4th in the world to successfully pass the audit of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.