The results of the first rating of the THE Leading Universities of the Eurasian countries were announced in Kazan

The results of the first rating of the THE Leading Universities of the Eurasian countries were announced in Kazan

In the frames of the Times Higher Education Research Excellence Summit which was held on August 29-31, 2018 in Kazan, the results of the first rating of THE Leading Universities of the Eurasian countries were announced.

On August 30, the official opening of the "THE Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia 2018" was held in the Institute of Economics and Finance of Kazan Federal University. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Alexey Pesoshin, Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Marina Borovskaya, the Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina, the Rector of KFU Ilshat Gafurov and Times Higher Education Rankings Editorial Director Phil Baty. 

The Prime Minister of Tatarstan Aleksey Pesoshin noted that representing the republic to the world scientific community is a great honour. "Meetings with the representatives of the powerful international institutions and companies is a great opportunity to learn from the experience of others, share our own vision of the development prospectives in the most topical issues of science and education", - Aleksey Pesoshin indicated.

In turn, Marina Borovskaya pointed out that the THE Research Excellence Summit will help the participants to understand topical issues of modern science. "We will be able to determine the main points that are important in the organization of higher education, scientific area and scientific institutions", - the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation concluded. 

The event was attended by 270 experts and thought leaders in the field of development of higher education and science, including representatives of ministries, rectors and presidents of leading universities and cooperating units from 20 countries, both within the Eurasian continent and from North America and Australia, 27 Russian cities, as well as over 30 world-class speakers.

"The Russian Federation is the largest country in the world by area. It is unbalanced in some way, including in terms of development of science and education. However, there are some points in our country that we can truly call a worthy hub for the development of education and science. Today, the Republic of Tatarstan is exactly such a point on the Russian map. We hope we will be able to call ourselves that way on the global market", the Head of Tatarstan Investment Development Agency Taliya Minullina stated.

In the frames of the Summit, the announcement of the first rating of the THE Leading Universities of the Eurasian countries, covering Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, took place.

Kazan Federal University became the tenth in the rating of the best Eurasian universities. Lomonosov Moscow State University took the first place in the list. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is on the second place, Tomsk Polytechnic University is the third. The ranking, which covers 16 countries, contains 27 Russian universities.

"Today in Kazan, we have announced the results of a new rating, and I can see myself that Kazan and Tatarstan as a whole is a multicultural and very dynamically developing region that is certainly ready to turn growth points in the economy and the existing advantages of the region into future strengths, paying particular attention to the implementation of research and innovation in the long term," - Phil Baty remarked.

The main achievement of the summit was the emergence on the sidelines of new contacts and projects. Indeed, all three days were Packed with meetings both in the framework of the programme of seminars and also during the visits to museums, laboratories and excursions.

"We are very grateful to the organizers of the business part of the event for excellent round tables and expert discussions. Each meeting raises questions about new issues. The exchange of experience can not be estimated, but the trends that were outlined here require us to take a fresh look at our strategies", - the Rector of KFU Ilshat Gafurov noticed.

The organizers are Kazan (Volga region) Federal University and Tatarstan Investment Development Agency together with THE.

For reference: THE World University Ranking is a global study, and the rating of the best higher education institutions of the world importance that accompanies it. It is calculated in accordance with the British publication Times Higher Education (THE) with the assistance of the information group Thomson Reuters. It is considered as one of the most influential ratings of universities. The analysis of the activity of higher educational institutions consists of 13 indicators. The main evaluation criteria are international students and teachers mobility, the amount of international fellowship programmes, level of research, contribution to innovation, citation of scientific articles, the level of educational services and so on. The consolidated ranking of the best universities in the world is prepared according to the results of the annual survey. The rankings do not take into account the universities that are engaged only in specific fields of study and have less than 200 scientific publications per year.


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