Take a look at this subject-wise QS Ranking (CS/IT).
We see that Shanghai Jiao Tong University is sitting on the 46th place, Lomonosov Moscow in on the 49th place when Delft University is between 51 and 100 (probably 51st).
My hunch is that someone graduated from Delft University will be enjoying much more competitiveness in the job market (academia and industry) than someone graduated from Shanghai or Moscow.
I can think of two reasons:
Political factor: China and Russia have spats with the USA. Since, the rule based order is dominated by the West, there is a space for a recruiter in the West to be tempted to devalue the graduate from China or Russia.
Language & Culture: China and Russia are obscurer countries because of languages. Most people in Western countries know English better. Most of us don't know how are the learning environments like in China and Russia. Also, there is an undeniable preconception circulating in the air that Western countries are much more closer to each other in terms of understanding and hence their culture of education is much closer.
If I am not mistaken, if all factors are equal (like reputation of the supervisor, etc),
- probably a degree from Warsaw would be much more competitive in the West than that of India or Saudi Arabia even though Warsaw sits on a much lower position in the ranking chart.
Is my perception correct?
Do international politics, language, and local culture affect recognition of research degrees like the way I described?