Lobachevsky University improves its standing among the world’s top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education ranking
Times Higher Education (THE), Britain's most trusted source of authoritative information about higher education, has published a rating of universities with the best student-to-professor ratio where Lobachevsky University ranks among the top 100 best universities, taking the 86th spot. It has improved its standing compared to the previous year when UNN ranked 99th. In this ranking, Russia is represented by 7 universities, two of them being participants of the 5-100 Project (Novosibirsk State University and Lobachevsky University).
In the opinion of the experts who compiled the rating, the fewer students each faculty member has in a university, the higher the quality of instruction: better conditions for more interactive classes are created, students have more opportunities to participate in discussions and receive feedback. Stable and close professional contacts between teachers and students are established, the interaction between all participants of the educational process becomes more effective and an actually individual approach to each student is ensured. These factors also contribute to creating a more supportive learning environment, which has a positive effect on the quality of educational programs and the degree of knowledge acquisition.
According to UNN Acting Rector Kirill Markov, Lobachevsky University's high position in the rating reflects the results of many years of work aimed at improving the quality of education and research. "We pay special attention to the educational process, improve its quality, create all conditions and provide unique opportunities for our students to achieve high results in their academic and research activities. The university has a highly qualified faculty, most members of our teaching staff have academic degrees and titles," said Kirill Markov.
The rating of universities with the lowest student-to-professor ratio is based on the THE institutional ranking. In the overall ranking, the weight of the indicator "student-to-professor ratio" is 4.5%. This year’s top 100 list is dominated by Japan, which is represented by 36 universities. The United States with its 25 universities holds the second place. The rest of the top 100 are universities from Russia, Brazil, France, India and China. Notably, British universities are missing from the top 100 list.