MCU Rector Igor Remorenko commented: “The fact that MCU has been included in the QS World University Rankings is the result of the new MCU strategy that aims to develop a university for a global city. Moscow for us is not just a city where our university campuses are located. Moscow is a source for research, training programmes, innovation and project development. The new 5-year strategy comprises a portfolio of projects that are focused on the partnership between university and business and academic stakeholders in the local and international perspectives. And it is worth noting that the key metrics of the ranking include exactly reputation and partnership”.
Each institution was assessed accross six key metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio.
On June 09, 2021, the agency Rossiya Segodnya held a press conference devoted to the official presentation of the Russian version of the QS World University Rankings 2021/2022. The participants discussed the results of the ranking, including the reviewed positions of the Russian universities in the ranking.