VolSU rockets 100 positions in U-Multirank 2021
In the multidisciplinary international U-Multirank ranking published since 2014, Volgograd State University has improved its indicators compared to the previous year by 100 positions and has entered the group of European leaders in 9 areas, including the quality of teaching and graduate employability in the region.
In Russia, ITMO University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology are in the top. Volgograd State University is ranked 12th out of 46 Russian universities represented in the ranking.
The U-Multirank ranking was developed by the on the initiative of the European Commission by an independent consortium led by the Centre for Higher Education (CHE) in Germany, the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at the University of Twente and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) from Leiden University, both in the Netherlands, as well as the Foundation for Knoweldge and Development (Fundación CYD) in Spain. The ranking is primarily aimed at a student audience. Based on the results of the participation, a higher education institution receives grades from A (very good) to E (weak). Thus, almost 35 parameters are evaluated in 5 broad groups: teaching and learning, research, knowledge transfer, international orientation and regional engagement. The website of the ranking agency allows users to select the parameters of interest and build an individual list of universities.
Each year, the U-Multirank team chooses different assessment "profiles" (areas of student educational programmes). The profile ranking involves the use of not only statistical data, but also the results of a student survey, which allows the university to give the most objective assessment.
According to the results of the survey, the impressions of students of "Social work" and "Psychology" about studying at VolSU are mostly positive. Students especially noted the quality of the educational programme organization, interaction with lecturers and the library facilities.
Almost 2000 universities from 97 countries took part in the ranking this year. Participation in U-Multirank is a great opportunity for universities to assess the relevance of their trajectories and learn the real opinion of students about the learning process and the university in general.