University Rankings as a Tool for Assessing the Quality of Education in the Context of Globalization

  •  Nikita Avralev    
  •  Irina Efimova    


Article is devoted to the new conditions for the development of society characterized by the reconstruction of the higher education and problem of increasing the competitiveness of Russian universities in the world. Global university rankings today are becoming indicators of the implementation of the integration process and competitive tool in the context of globalization of higher education. A characteristic feature of modern development is the transition to a new stage of the formation of an innovative society, to build an economy based on the generation, distribution, transfer and use of knowledge. Ability to adapt capacity to the constantly changing environment is becoming the leading trend, the main source of material prosperity of civil society. And university rankings as indicators and tools of the competitiveness of universities certainly play an increasingly important role in the interaction of universities, businesses and states in the global educational space. Modern period of development in Russia clearly identified the need to update the main priorities in the field of education in line with global trends. One such leading priority, as the quality of education found expression in national doctrine of Russian education. This circumstance is dictated by the presence of the basic contradiction between the modern requirements for quality of higher education and restrictions apply methods and technologies in the management process. Designing an effective system of quality management education is determined by a number of conditions and factors that create discomfort or provide adaptability alternatively.

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