The Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) presented a ranking of the English websites of 47 Russian and 11 international universities. Tomsk State University climbed 7 positions upward and entered the top 3 universities with the best English versions of their sites.
RIAC experts evaluated the quality of English sites on 108 parameters, combined in 16 semantic units, including information about the university, its history, mission, and strategic objectives; opportunities for admission and educational programmes; structure, management, and staff; the library, science, news, graduates, careers, and the social life of the university; its main indicators; information for international partners; and contacts. The ranking included federal universities, research universities, and universities with strong training in foreign languages or targeted at international audiences. The Higher School of Economics tops the list, and the second-ranked is ITMO.
RIAC notes that the growth in the ranking was shown by the universities that occupied high positions last year - during the year they actively developed their English-language Internet resources. Experts also made recommendations for the further development of the sites.