RUR Reputation World University Rankings
RUR Rankings Agency in partnership with an international company Thomson Reuters presents the first reputation ranking of leading world universities.
Reputation is one of the crucial factors of successful university’s competitiveness on the global scale. It is the reputation, the name of university and its brand that largely determines the attractiveness of university to potential students, faculty.
At the same time, reputation is one of the most difficult phenomena to measure. A large amount of factors influences reputation – all university’s activities in each aspect affect power of university within both the country and the world.
Understanding the conditionality of reputational surveys, with which the reputation in the RUR ranking is assessed, we however, publish a separate reputation ranking.
Methodology of RUR reputation ranking
RUR Reputation ranking is based on two indicators, which are taken from the Overall Ranking methodology:
The final score of university is equal to the average score on the two indicators above.
- If universities share the same score, they are given the same rank.
This rank is assigned based on the average arithmetic mean of the universities’ interval
with the same point value. For example, if 10 universities in the 100-110 range obtained
the same score, such universities are given the same rank – 105th.
- The RUR Reputation ranking is entirely based on special reputational data survey run by
Thomson Reuters annually via its Academic Reputation Survey.
Academic Reputation Survey:
The reputational survey is balanced both by geographic regions and by subject areas. In detailed information on distribution of respondents ' votes by different parameters is presented below.
The geographical distribution of the respondent's votes:
The distribution of respondents’ votes by subject areas:
Data sources of the reputational survey
The initial information collected through a special questionnaire, participation in which is by invitation only, lies in the basis of the reputational survey. In other words, the universities are unable to recommend external experts, as it is practiced in a number of other rankings.