Bebenina,V. Rankings in education: history and critical analysis of rates// SHS Web of Conferences. 2016. Vol. 29. P. 01006.

The history of rankings, mechanisms of their appearing and reasons of their popularity are little scrutinized yet although they are widely spread in the modern information flow, they are widely used during the evaluation for organizations of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia and the Russian Academy of Science as key indices.