Bebenina, E.V., Elkina, I.M. University ranking as a tool for the formation of educational space// Espacios, Vol. 38 (Nº 40), 20 P. 6-20.

Making efforts to improve the quality of education, the university needs to use not only internal information to make the necessary managerial decisions, but also rely on objective statistics and the results of interviews of stakeholders and experts in the field of education. Thus, one of the tools for improving the quality of education is the rankings. However, this does not exhaust the role of rankings in education. Provided that they include not only statistical data, but also more complex criteria, for example, the opinion of leading scientists, or take into account the ideas about the outcomes of their training of graduates, the rankings allow formulating strategic goals for the further development of the university, and in a broader sense – to set the vector of the development of the educational space as a whole. In this paper the authors consider this aspect of the application of rankings in the development of universities.
Keywords: ranking, education system, quality of education, university-level education, educational space, postindustrial society