Lobachevsky University named among Russia's 100 best universities in the Forbes ranking
According to the 2022 ranking of the best Russian universities published by Forbes, Lobachevsky University holds 36th place. For the current ranking, 635 universities were evaluated. All participants in the list must meet three requirements: Russian accreditation and, consequently, the possibility to issue state diplomas; the number of students enrolled should be at least 100; and Bachelor's or Specialist's degree programmes should be available. Branches, religious and military HEIs, as well as HEIs offering only postgraduate programmes, were not included in the ranking.
In 2022, UNN improved its indicators, rising by 14 positions compared to the 2021 ranking. This growth was made possible by the university's improved position in the Quality of Education and Demand for Graduates indicators.
In the Forbes ranking, universities were evaluated according to five metrics: the demand for graduates (based on surveys of the top 100 Russian employers according to Forbes); the quality of networking (assessing the overall level of students admitted to the university and the opportunities to form useful networks while studying, including the average USE level of admitted students and the share of winners of the All-Russian School Olympiad as well as participants of international competitions and competitions in core subjects from the total number of university students); the quality of teaching (monitoring data on the activities of higher education institutions: the level of remuneration of teaching staff, the proportion of teaching staff with an academic degree, the faculty-student ratio, the proportion of international faculty, the availability of double degree programmes); international reputation (the recognition of universities in global academic and research circles, including the position of the university in QS, THE, ARWU rankings); the Forbes factor (additional points if the alumni of the university included members of the Russian Forbes list, winners of the "30 under 30" ranking in 2022, or if children of Russia's richest businessmen have studied at the university).