21 October 2015
On October 21, the 2nd annual QS University Rankings: Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2015/16 was released.
This ranking involves the top 150 higher education institutions in the EECA region, from 22 different countries: Azerbaijan, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
Only 4 Azerbaijani universities were included in the top 150 ranking. Khazar University is in the top 70 universities of the region. It took 67th place with 50.5 points, Qafqaz University is at 78th place with 44.6 points, Baku State University took 83th place with 44.1 points and Azerbajan University of Languages was placed in the 101-110 tier.
The first place in the region is held by Moscow State University. Overall, Russian universities continue to dominate, accounting for 48 of the top 150. Turkey has 16 higher education institutions, Kazakhstan 14, Poland 12, the Czech Republic 10 and Ukraine 9.
Universities are evaluated on nine key performance indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, staff with a PhD, papers per faculty member, citations per paper, international faculty members, international students, and web impact.
For more information, see this link: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/eeca-rankings/2015#sorting=rank+region=+country=80+faculty=+stars=false+search=