On June 30, 2020, the Guild of Experts in Vocational Education and the National Accreditation Council presented the second version of the National Aggregate Rating.
The rating methodology is based on the aggregation of the results of nine ratings:
- Interfax National University Rating;
- First Mission” Rating (based on the project “Best Educational Programs of Innovative Russia”);
- RAEX University Rating;
- Hirsch Index Rating;
- Performance Monitoring Rating;
- "Assessment of the Quality of Training" Rating;
- Professional and Public Accreditation Rating;
- “International Recognition” Rating;
- "The Most Popular Universities in Russia"
For each university, six of its best results in other ratings were taken into account.
“The National Aggregate Rating can become the basis for monitoring educational programs of universities, including those that have obtained accreditation,” – said Vladimir Navodnov, director of the National Center for Social and Professional Accreditation. “Its application will make the assessment of the university as transparent as possible; and allow avoiding the influence of subjectivity in the assessment of control and supervision activities.”
The 2020 ranking includes 724 Russian universities (counting 221 private universities), which were distributed across 10 leagues. For the year, the Russian New University (RosNOU) rose from the third league to the second one and entered the group of universities that occupy places in the range 66-118.
RosNOU became the only private university, included in the second league of the ranking.
Private universities among the National Aggregate Rating
|Second league||Russian New University||Moscow|
|Third league||New Economic School||Moscow|
|Fourth league||Voronezh Institute of High Technologies||Voronezh region|
|Fourth league||Kazan Innovative University named after V.G. Timiryazev||Tatarstan Republic|
|Fourth league||Moscow University for the Humanities||Moscow|
|Fourth league||St. Tikhon’s Orthodox University||Moscow|
|Fourth league||University of Management “TISBI”||Tatarstan Republic|
|Fifth league||Belgorod University of Cooperation, Economics & Law||Belgorod region|
|Fifth league||The Liberal Arts University||Sverdlovsk region|
|Fifth league||International Market Institute||Samara region|
|Fifth league||International Law Institute||Moscow|
|Fifth league||International University in Moscow||Moscow|
|Fifth league||Moscow University of S.Yu. Vitte||Moscow|
|Fifth league||Moscow University for Industry and Finance “Synergy”||Moscow|
|Fifth league||Moscow University of Finance and Law||Moscow|
|Fifth league||Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences||St. Petersburg|
|Fifth league||Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology||Moscow region|
|Sixth-ninth leagues||The remaining 204 private universities of the National Aggregate Rating|
“Ratings in the world are used to highlight the best practices and risk areas that you need to pay attention to,” – said Viktor Bolotov, Academician of the Russian Academy of Education, Scientific Director of the Center for Monitoring the Quality of Education at the Higher School of Economics. “Our ratings are often used for qualification and disqualification, which is incorrect. The national aggregate rating was not created to deprive anyone of their accreditation. Rating is not a diagnosis – rating is information for consideration both for the leadership of the university and for the leadership of the ministry.”
“Work in the field of improving university ranking is not only important and useful but also extremely relevant,” – commented Vladimir Zernov, the rector of the Russian New University, chairman of the board of the Association of Non-State Universities of Russia. “We need to have clear tools for assessing the effectiveness of universities that would stimulate their development. If we constantly set the task of evaluating the activities of universities solely by the efficiency of resource use, by real and useful results, domestic education would already regain the position that Soviet higher education occupied in the 20th century.”