MOSCOW, November 20 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian capital is ranked 38th on a new list of the 50 best student cities in the world, sharing the slot with Adelaide and Los Angeles.
Moscow dropped one position from last year’s QS Best Student Cities rating, prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds education company. No other Russian city made the list.
The ranking was topped by Paris, followed by London, Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne and Zurich in joint fifth place. Boston was the best-scoring US city, coming in eighth; New York was 21st.
The rating includes cities that host at least two higher education establishments from QS’ World University Rankings, one of the world’s top three university rankings.
Cities are evaluated based on college ranking and education prices, total student population, quality of living and employment opportunities.
Moscow hosts six colleges from the QS university list, including Russia’s best performer, Moscow State University, which was rated 120th this year.