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Dimitry Kochenov: Measuring the Quality of the Worlds' Nationalities

24 April 2018
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov
Prof. Dimitry Kochenov

The Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), which Prof. Dimitry Kochenov releases annually together with Dr. Chris Kälin of Henley & Partners, the world-leading citizenship and residence consultancy, was updated last Friday. The update, co-edited with Justin Lindeboom, was presented to the interested public at the Drapers' Hall in London.

The results of the index, which put the French nationality at the helm of the world instead of the German last year and saw a steep rise in the quality of Colombian, Ukrainian and Georgian nationality as well as a drammatic fall in Qatari citizenship quality, have been discussed by hundreds of news outlets around the world in all the key languages.

All the British tabloids carried articles about the index, including The Daily Mail, the Daily Express, Relocate Magazine,  as well as the key newspapers in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere.

See, for instance, Russia's main daily Kommersant, Forbes and Forbes Russia, Gulf News, Copenhagen Post, Newswire, La Republica (Colombia), Rzeczpospolita (Poland), Jevropejs'ka Pravda (Ukraine). The Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted about the index, pleased to see his countries' citizenship rise so fast.


This article was published by the Faculty of Law.

Last modified:22 October 2019 2.50 p.m.

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