Project 5-100 University Named Among the Best in ARWU Engineering RankingsJune 16, 2016
On 15 June, ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) released a rating of the best engineering schools. National Research Nuclear University MEPhI – member of Project 5-100 – was named among the 400 best universities in the subject “Electrical and Electronic Engineering”. Accordingly, MEPhI has become the Russian university with the highest rating in ARWU subject rankings in the field of engineering. Two other Russian universities – Lomonosov Moscow State and Ufa State Aviation University -- are in the 401-600 cluster of the rating “Materials Science”.
According to Mikhail Strikhanov, MEPhl Rector, "The Shanghai Ranking is one of the most difficult for Russian universities, which is evidenced by the most recent rating, where only three Russia universities are listed.” He went on to add, “It is good to see MEPhI among the best and with the best result in Russia.” The Rector spoke at the press conference at Russia Today, whose project “Social Navigator” presented a Russian version of the ARWU ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016.
Strikhanov connected the fact that MEPhI showed impressive results in the “Electrical and Electronic Engineering” rating with its participation in Project 5-100 and explained that “In March 2016, MEPhI obtained the approval of the International Council of Project 5-100 to create five strategic academic units – institutes, including the Institute of Nano Technology in Electronics, Spintronics and Photonics.”
According to MEPhI Rector, they have developed, thanks to the university’s scientists, a new line of research related SHF electronics whereby the researchers are working to improve the energy efficiency of electronic devices by using gallium nitride and graphene film to disperse heat. “This work and other projects of our scientists have been widely covered by top scientific journals, which affected our result in this rating”, the Rector added and noted that this is just the beginning of lengthy and hard work in the new institutes.