Universities from 103 countries, including 146 Russian universities, entered the top.
The ranking evaluates the three key university missions: education, research, and interaction with society. The ranking is based on objective criteria, and does not depend on expert voting. Instead of surveys, it uses official published data from universities, as well as data from reputable international information providers
The ranking was founded by the Russian Union of Rectors. Its operator is the Association of Rating Agencies, which includes leading rating and research centers.