University rankings: what’s wrong?

Phil Baty and Roman Strongin

The Soviet Union used to be a real scientific giant. However, contemporary Russian universities are not as good, according to world university ratings.
What’s wrong with the Russian higher education system? Or maybe, something is wrong with the university rankings?
We’ll be talking about it with Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and Roman Strongin, President of Nizhny Novgorod State University.