Eastern Europe and Central Asia in the QS World University Rankings
The performance of Eastern European and Central Asian universities in the 2011 edition of the QS World University Rankings® is a mixture of stability and change. While the big hitters were all present, many slid down the table. However this is offset somewhat by the ascent of a number of younger institutions, some of which were making their very first appearance in the report.
The total number of universities from the region in the top 600 increased to 26 from 23 in 2010. As in the previous two editions, universities from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Slovenia were included. Institutions from Belarus and Croatia also made the top 600 in 2011. Romania however left the group, though it was represented outside of the top 600, as were Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine.
As in the previous few years, Lomonosov Moscow State University (112) lead the pack, followed Saint Petersburg State University (251) and the Czech Republic’s venerable Charles University (276). Source and further information: QS World University Rankings®