Welcome to the third edition of the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Rankings, the only ranking of its kind. This ranking first came to life in 2014, in the form of a pilot edition, and was compiled to fulfil the necessary purpose of recognising the rapidlydeveloping academic excellence in the region. Emerging Europe and Central Asia are both dynamic regions with similar priorities driving development: regions where a significant number of countries place a very high priority on strengthening and internationalizing their higher education systems and research frameworks. Although many EECA institutions already feature in global university league tables, this ranking not only provides an additional opportunity to celebrate region-specific successes, but also puts a high number of new, strong institutions on the map of international rankings for the first time.
- Introduction by Dasha Karzunina
- 2016 QS University Rankings: EECA Tables
- Overview by John O’Leary