Ural federal university: Graduate School of Economics and Management of UrFU Shines in Times Higher Education Rankings


Economists of the Graduate School of Economics and Management of Ural Federal University have made a big step forward in the ranking this year. In 2019, GSEM UrFU was included in this rating for the first time in the Business & Economics subject area and immediately took 401-500 positions.

“In 2020, we moved to a higher league, taking the 301-400 position. The success of the institute is not the result of momentary exertion of forces, but of long, hard work. After all, the position in the ranking is provided not by one indicator, but by a set of results. Achievements in teaching, internationalization, the number of publications, their citation are taken into account, “- says Irina Turgel, Deputy Director for Science and Innovation of the School of Economics and Management of the InEU UrFU

“The School’s actions to stimulate internationalization, scientific activity, and the introduction of online technologies helped to achieve these high positions. In this case, the priority task is to ensure not only quantitative growth, but also an increase in qualitative indicators. In 2016, InEU researchers published 249 papers indexed in the international databases Scopus and Web of Science; In just three years, this number has grown by 76%, reaching 438 publications in 2019. At the same time, the number of publications in the most authoritative journals on economics and management is also growing: In 2019, the number of top publications of A and A * levels in journals included in the ABDC rating, compiled by the deans of the most famous business schools in the world, tripled. implementation of the project to achieve leading positions in the subject ratings of THE and QS (project manager – prof. Turgel I. D., project team: D. Gladyrev, E. Syrvacheva). “

Irina Turgel also noted that a system of scientific periodicals indexed in international databases is developing (3 journals, in this subject area we are ahead of other federal universities). Over the past year, the number of universities – international partners has increased by 20%, universities from new countries for the institute have become partners (an agreement has been signed with India, in the process – with universities in Indonesia and Malaysia. The universities with the most prestigious accreditations become partners of the university. The system for identifying and supporting young researchers created at the institute will ensure the movement forward.This year, the number and list of grounds for obtaining grants that young scientists of the institute can count on, as well as foreign specialists with PhD degrees and young foreign scientists who plan to continue their academic careers.

“We are not going to be satisfied with what has already been achieved. The personnel, scientific, expert potential of the Institute allows setting ambitious goals and continuing to move towards gaining leading positions in leading international ratings. “

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