12 Universities Represent Project 5-100 in QS University RankingsSeptember 16, 2015
A new ranking of the world’s best universities according to QS (QS World University Rankings) was released on 15 September this year. Twenty-one Russian universities are listed in the Rankings, 12 of them representing Project 5-100. Lomonosov Moscow State University has the best result among Russian universities – it is in 108th place in the ranking.
The finest achievement among Project 5-100 universities is that of Novosibirsk State University which managed to rise from 328th place last year to 317th place this year. Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (471-480 group), National Research Tomsk State University, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University (both in the 481-490 group) and Far-Eastern Federal University (651-700) have all succeeded in improving their positions compared to last year.
Stable, if not spectacular, performances were turned in by National Research University Higher School of Economics (501-510), Kazan Federal University (551-600), National Research University of Science and Technology MISiS and Lobachevski University (both in the 701+ group). As was the case a year ago, the QS ranking includes the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (431-440), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (501-550) and the Ural Federal University (601-650).
QS World University Rankings are based on six indicators: academic reputation, professor-student ratio, reputation among employers, citation index, percentage of international lecturers, and students.
In collaboration with institutional companies, QS has announced the results of its sector-specific rankings (QS World University Rankings by Faculty). A number of Russian universities, including Project 5-100 schools, have made it to the top 400 in four segments out of five. In the area of “Humanities,” the Project is represented by NRU HSE (289th place) and KFU (335thplace) – both universities are placed among the leaders for the first time. NSU and SPbPU are listed among the world’s best engineering and technology universities (311th and 334th place, respectively). NSU and MIPT have improved their positions in the “Sciences” ranking (209th and 316th place, respectively). NRU HSE has made substantial progress in the “Social Studies and Management” rating, having risen by more than 70 points to 161st place. All Project universities have significantly improved their positions in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty over the past year.