St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University was founded in 1899. Recently SPbSPU became "National Research University", also known in Russia and abroad as Polytechnic Institute - a recognized Russian and world-wide leader in the field of higher engineering and economic education. Currently it also remains at the leading positions in the rating of Russian engineering higher educational institutions. By 2020, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University plans to enter in the first hundred leading universities according to world ranking of universities. The article describes the basic methods of evaluation rating of universities existing now, shown the Polytechnical University rating on the QS ranking and other Russian and international rankings. We analyze the work of Civil Engineering Institute of Polytechnic University on criteria QS. The measures for the further development and achievements of Civil Engineering Institute to eliminate "weak" parties in order to improve the position of our university in the world rankings.