FRU Members: University ITMO (Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics), MEPhI (National Research Nuclear University), UNS (University of Nice Sophia Antipolis) and RUDN (Peoples' Friendship University of Russia) were ranked as the best world universities by QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKING – 2019.
QS World University Rankings is a global research and the related rating of world educational organizations according to the value of their achievements in the sphere of education and science. QS is regarded as one of the most prestigious global university ratings.
Estimation is made according to the following indicators: intensity and quality of the scientific and research activity, opinion of the employers and the career potential of the students, teaching and internationalization. These indicators cover the key strategic missions of the universities of global importance.
Annually under the survey over 2.5 thousand of higher educational institutions are estimated all over the world. Based on its results the rating of top 500 universities in the world is made, as well as the subject ratings.
QS also published UNIVERSITY RANKING BRICS where the emphasis is made on the indicators which, according to the developers, bear the common features inherent in Brazil, Russia, India, China and the RSA (Republic of South Africa) and accentuate the strengths of the systems of higher education in the dynamically developing countries.
Among FRU Members in TOP 100 QS UNIVERSITY RANKING BRICS there are ITMO, MEPhI, RUDN and RANEPA (The Russian Presidential Academy Of National Economy And Public Administration).