Rankings of higher education institutions (hereinafter referred to as HEIs) play an important role in the process of internationalisation, helping to manage competitiveness and develop the success of the university in international education markets.

In order to comprehensively compare HEIs, the ranking results are used both by consumers of educational services on their way to success in the labour market and by partners for synergistic development in their respective sectors of the economy.

At the same time, since 2020, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine has been providing state funding for higher education institutions in Ukraine based on quantitative objective indicators, including the performance of universities in world rankings.

The National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” annually submits data to the following world university rankings:

  1. QS World University Rankings is a global university ranking created in 2004 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British company specialising in education and career development. In addition to the global ranking, QS generates a number of regional and specialised rankings, the number of which reaches 12.
    Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The Times Higher Education weekly has developed its own methodology for assessing the performance of higher education institutions and published the first ranking in September 2010.
  2. U-Multirank ranking is a multidimensional ranking developed and implemented on the initiative of the European Commission. U-Multirank allows comparing educational organisations both in general and by specific study programmes.
  3. Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is a global ranking of universities by the degree of their representation on the Internet.
  4. Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) – compiled by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiaotong University since 2003.

Each university ranking has its own methodology and purpose. In order to get into the top lists, universities need to comprehensively analyse and improve their activities.

The key to the success of an HEI in the international market is to deepen the internationalisation of the university, strengthen the international component in all components of its activities, and intensify international activities at the level of departments and faculty. This is what is actually happening at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

In order to improve this area of international university management, the Department of International Cooperation of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute regularly analyses the state and possibilities of further development of the university’s activities. Its results can be found in the proposed analytical notes on the relevant international ranking or its component.