Association of Rating Makers: a non-commercial organisation, the operator of “The Three University Missions” ranking. ARM was founded by Expert RA international group of rating agencies, VCIOM, Reputatsiya, AK&M, and NRA in 2015. Headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence: an international institutional non-profit association of ranking organizations, universities and other bodies interested in university rankings and academic excellence. Started as a group of academic rankings experts in 2002 (International Ranking Expert Group), and transformed into IREG Observatory non-profit organisation in 2009. The organisation is registered in Brussels, Belgium, and its Secretariat is located in Warsaw, Poland.

The Russian Union of Rectors (the RUR) is a national Russian public organisation founded in 1992. Today it unites over 700 rectors and presidents of Russian higher education institutions. The organisation addressed a wide range of issues of the country’s higher education, research, innovations and social welfare.