For the third consecutive year the BSU has entered the top 500 best universities in the world. The BSU has risen by more than 70 positions and occupies now the 354th in the list of the best universities in the world according to the research center QS. The leaders of the world ranking are the MIT, Stanford and Harvard. The ranking takes into account the opinion of experts, employers, as well as a number of other important metrics such as citation index of scientific papers over the past five years.