ETU in the Forbes University Ranking
ETU “LETI” made it in the top-100 best Russian universities. ETU assumed the 46th position in the Forbes University Ranking.
The ranking was compiled with the incentive of assessing quality of Russian education and finding out which universities spark the most entrepreneurial spirit in their graduates. These young people will become the part of Russian future political elite.
The following metrics were used to assess universities’ overall performance: academic success of students, quality of education and the so called Forbes factor. The latter is dedicated to assessing prestige of the university and the amount of successful entrepreneurs among its graduates.
The ranking did not only utilize data on academic performance of students but statistical data on graduate employment rates, graduate competitiveness and the amount of entrepreneurs among them. Forbes has also analyzed life patterns of more than 1600 representatives of the Russian elite and their offsprings – heads of private and state-funded companies, civil servants and elected officials. Forbes has analyzed data on more than 600 educational institutions that was submitted by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation.
Eleven St. Petersburg-based universities were included in the ranking: ETU “LETI”, ITMO University, St. Petersburg Mining University, St. Petersburg State University, Vaganova Ballet Academy, St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, St. Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation, North-Western State Medical University named after I.I. Mechnikov, Herzen University and St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design.