The British agency QS Quacquarelli Symonds has provided an international ranking of higher education institutions QS EECA (Emerging Europe & Central Asia), which includes the countries of Emerging Europe and Central Asia. Two Belarusian universities got into top 100 - the Belarusian State University (BSU), 36th, and the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) 72nd place.
The authors of the ranking considered more than 500 universities, with 308 of them having passed the audit and 150 best making their way into the final rating.
The university index 2015/2016 covers 30 countries: the former states of the Eastern bloc, Turkey, CIS and the Baltic States. The majority of the universities of the region hit the top 100.
As compared to 2014, Belarusian universities improved their positions. Back then, in a QS EECA pilot rating, the BSU was 38th (now 36th) and the BNTU was 71-80th (now firm 72nd place).
Topping the ranking was, as well as last year, the Moscow State University. named after M.V. Lomonosov (MSU).