Home university rankings are a response to international isolation

Ukrainian universities do not take part in global rankings. The reason is quite simple – the paradoxical structure of universities, implemented by the Soviet government in the early 1920s, still holds sway: academic research takes place outside universities. (…) The Ministry of Science and Education considers university researchers’ publications in peer-review journals as an example of their international activity, rather than as the academic achievements of the higher education institutions where they work.(…) Under such conditions, a home market in university rankings has developed in Ukraine. It should be noted that almost all of the rankings have a good reputation. The closest to global rankings in terms of academic criteria is the Top 200 Ukraine (…)