National Research Irkutsk State Technical University is in the top-20 of national ranking of Russian universities in the category "The development of social and communication network of universities."
According to the official site of the project, the rating includes only 40 universities. The study assessed the level of development of sites of universities and their social network communications.
The experts, who conducted research on the social-networking communications, collected data on the majority of university accounts in the world of social networks - Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus, LinkedIn - and appreciated the work of their organization. The experts have analyzed the activity on social networks, counted the size of personal networks, the number of published content, and the interaction of other users with these publications: comments, marks about favorite publications, the number of friends and the grades to universities from 0 to 100.
The development of social communication at ISTU estimated at 17.
The first place of ranking is the Ural Federal University (54), the second - Higher School of Economics (53). Tomsk Political University - 49, Novosibirsk State University (46) is among the Siberian universities, included in the ranking.
"The importance of social networks is growing every year; therefore, there is more demand for the opportunities they provide. The era of knowledge leads to the fact that knowledge, even in a narrow range, can not be consumed alone. People will be forced to cooperate in getting the information, will create such a professional network that will act as a single organism. In this case, education can be a key process that supports the livelihoods of these online communities,", noticed on the official website of the project.