University in the HEI rankings

The success of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University is represented in both national and international rankings: “Top 200 Ukraine”, “QS University Rankings: EECA”, Scopus “and others.

The consolidated ranking of Ukrainian higher educational institutions includes the HEIs with III-IV accreditation levels, as well as 7 TOP-10 subrankings: “Best classical universities of Ukraine”, “Best medical universities of Ukraine”, “Best pedagogical universities of Ukraine”, “Best private universities of Ukraine”, “Best universities in Kiev”, as well as “HEI Ranking by oblasts” and “HEI Ranking by regions of Ukraine”.

The most authoritative among the experts are following rankings: Top 200 Ukraine, Scopus and Webometrics, each of which uses different criteria for evaluating higher education institutions.

Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University ranked 21st among 237 HEIs in 2019, 4th place among the best universities in Central Ukraine. Our University is in the top ten best classical universities of Ukraine.

The methodology of the research uses four main criteria: the perception of the university by employers and overall reputation in the academic environment; quality of research and teaching; overall quality of training; External Independent Evaluation (ZNO) score; international recognition of the institution and its presence in the global information space.

Vasyl’ Stus DonNU ranked 31st among 200 universities in 2019

QS World University Rankings is considered one of the most influential international annual rankings. It studies higher education establishments from all over the world and displays not only the overall ranking, but also the ranking of individual subjects.

In QS World University Rankings universities are evaluated according to the following six metrics:

  1. Academic Reputation (40%)
  2. Employer Reputation (10%)
  3. Faculty/Student Ratio (20%)
  4. Citations per faculty(20%)
  5. International Faculty Ratio (5%)
  6. International Student Ratio (5%)

Today the study covers more than 2000 universities, and the ranking is calculated for 700 ones. The higher education establishments, which took positions up to 400, are ranked individually, all others – in groups.

Six universities in Ukraine were featured in the QS World University Rankings 2018. Vasyl’ Stus DonNU was ranked in group of 801+.

The ranking results are based on the Scopus bibliographic and abstract database, which is a tool for tracking the citation of scientific articles published by an educational institution or its staff in scholarly publications. Today, the Scopus database is constantly indexing more than 18,000 scientific publications in the technical, medical and human sciences.

Higher education institutions in Ukraine were evaluated according to the h-index – a quantitative indicator based on the number of scientific publications and the number of citations of these publications.

As of April 2019, Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University is ranked 19th (10th amid classical universities) among 136 HEIs of Ukraine in terms of publication activity in publications indexed in the Scopus science base. The University has maintained its position among the classical universities as well as in the overall ranking.

The h-index of our university amounts to 31. There is also a steady increase both in the number of publications made by our scientists and in the number of their citations.