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Three Russian Universities in the TOP 100 of Most Prestigious Universities According to THE

May 10, 2016

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) – a participant in Project 5-100- has entered the World Reputation Rankings published by Times Higher Education (THE) for the first time. Thanks to this, there are now three Russian universities listed in the current rating. Lomonosov Moscow State University is in 30th place, St. Petersburg State University is in the 81-90 cluster, and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is in the 91-100 group.

Nikolai Kudriavtsev, MIPT Rector, explains that the success of his university in 'rising in the polls' owes much to its participation in Project 5-100 as well as a successful campaign of realizing its own fundamental strengths. According to Tagir Aushev, Provost for Science and Strategic Development): “In recent years, MIPT has been actively integrating itself into the international academic community and participating in joint international projects.  In addition to actual research, we have been actively promoting our science results in the media. As you can see, this is starting to bear fruit and improve the university’s reputation indicators”.

Phil Baty, Chief Editor of THE Rankings, commented on the results of Russian universities in the ranking: “As we said when we published the latest THE World University Rankings, Russia will have to continue to work hard to ensure it can compete with its global rivals, such as China, which are also investing heavily in higher education. Overall, it is good news that Russia has a third entrant in the rankings in the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Last year there were only two Russian universities in this ranking and only one the year before that”.

He added that “Reputation is an international currency of higher education. It can be subjective and not always fair, but it is very important nonetheless. This is the top 100 of the most prestigious universities in the world – a tiny elite, representing only around 0.5 per cent of the world’s higher education institutions”.

World Reputation Rankings has been published since 2011 and is based on the results of a survey in which more than 10,000 scientists from 133 countries take part.