For the first time in its history Volgograd State Technical University has entered the Times Higher Education Ranking - a list of best universities in the world in 2017-2018. It came among 27 Russian universities in the list. Overall VSTU is taking 1001+ place in the world ranking.
Moscow State University is still taking up a leading position amongst Russian universities.Best world universities ranking is a global research project aimed at determining a list of the best universities in the world. The ranking is calculated annually by means of the method created by the Times Higher Education journal with the help of Thompson Reuters and is considered to be one of the most influential global rankings of universities. It was developed in 2010 and is considered to be a substitute for World University Ranking. Currently Times Higher Education ranking is integrated both in state's politics and strategic plans of universities all over the world.