KBSU in TOP-50 of the best higher education institutions in the world

Release date: 18.06.2024

The international rating agency Times Higher Education has published the sixth edition of THE University Impact Rankings (THE), which assesses the impact of universities on the development of society and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

THE assessed 2,152 universities from 125 countries to produce an overall impact ranking for 2024. For the third year in a row, Australia’s Western Sydney University topped the list. The second place is occupied by the University of Manchester in the UK and the Australian University of Tasmania.

Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after Kh.M. Berbekov has become even closer to the cohort of the best higher education institutions in the world according to the British publication Times Higher Education.

Despite the significant annual increase in the total number of participants and the reduction in the number of participants from Russian universities (+ more than 300 total universities by 2023), KBSU has improved its position among Russian universities, ranking 36th out of 79 universities (86 universities in 2023), among the universities of the North Caucasian federal district participating in the rating, the university ranks 2nd (Norse Federal University, KBSU, SSAU), and in the overall rating it was included in the group of places 1001-1500.

In 2024, KBSU is included in the ranking in four categories (UN goals): “Good health and well-being,” “Decent work and economic growth,” “Reducing inequality” and “Partnerships for sustainable development.”

This became possible, in particular, thanks to the successful implementation of the KBSU development program and the university’s contribution to achieving the UN sustainable development goals.

Times Higher Education rankings are among the most authoritative in the world. Their advantage is a carefully verified methodology, developed jointly with the readers and editors of Times Higher Education magazine with the participation of Thomson Reuters.

THE University Impact Rankings evaluates the involvement of universities in the implementation of the sustainable development goals for the period up to 2030, approved by the UN General Assembly. When compiling the rating, the 17 goals listed in the resolution were taken as a basis.