UNIVERSITIES OF THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST IN INTERNATIONAL RANKINGS
Oleynikova E. Y.
Evgenia Yurievna Oleynikova is Postgraduate student, Lecturer of Department of Management at Far Eastern State Transportation University.
The article presents the most famous world university rankings such as Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Perfomance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (Taiwan ranking), QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Webometrics. In accordance with the rankings, scientific research and education are believed to be the most important areas of university activity; the international activity and the quality of the university web-site are also taken into account since the majority of rankings are based on the Anglo-Saxon model of education.
The number of universities present in the rankings, both from Russia and some Asian countries, are compared and analysed in this article. It was established that the global university rankings are similar in their estimates of the level of education in the given countries; the rating of Russian higher education is comparatively low. Universities from the Russian Far East can be witnessed only in the most democratic ranking - Webometrics; the positions of the Far Eastern universities in the latter ranking are reviewed. Far Eastern universities occupy inferior positions in comparison with the universities from central parts of Russia. It would appear, not all universities are familiar with the current requirements of the international ratings.
Key words: world university rankings, ranking indicators, universities of the Russian Far East, Academic Ranking of World Universities (Shanghai Ranking), Perfomance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities (Taiwan Ranking), QS World University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking, Webometrics.