Volgograd flagship technical university is still the only one of all regional universities which for the third time has been included in Times Higher Education - ranking of the best world universities of 2020 and is among other 39 Russian universities which have been included into expanded ranking of the world universities of the current year. Among world universities Volgograd flagship university occupies position 1001+.
Lomonosov Moscow State University remains the main leader among Russian universities.
The ranking of the best world universities is a global research and accompanying it ranking of the best higher educational institutions of universal importance. The ranking is compiled annually according to the methodology of the British publication Times Higher Education (THE) involving Thomson Reuters team and is considered to be one of the most prestigious global university rankings. It was elaborated in 2010 and replaced popular ranking called World University Rankings. Nowadays rankings THE are integrated into government policy and strategic plans of educational institutions all over the world..
We should mention that different representatives of the prestigious worldwide ranking have already visited VSTU on numerous occasions. Thus, in April of the current year, addressing to the students and scientists of the flagship university, brand manager of the rating agency Lachin Italmazova (London, The UK) pointed out positive changes which took place at VSTU and wished these changes to be continued in the future. The fact that the only one regional flagship university is included in ranking Times Higher Education affects its recognition all over the world!