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The first Project 5-100 participant has entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 16, 2016

Academic Ranking of World Universities published their authoritative ranking of the world’s best universities on August 15. For the first time ever, a Project 5-100 participant, Novosibirsk State University, has met the stringent selection requirements of ARWU and took its place in the 401-500 group.

Entry in the Top 500 list of the prestigious Shanghai rating is the result of concerted awareness-raising efforts of the university team within Project 5-100. ARWU is the most conservative international ranking. In all fairness, the foundation for the present success was laid down decades ago, when the Academic Town was established in Novosibirsk. A close link between education and science has become synonymous with Novosibirsk State. Our goal at this new stage is to preserve this link and – together with our partners (RAS institutes and Akademgorodok Technopark) – increase the number of professionals we prepare for Russia’s hi-tech and innovative industries,” Professor Mikhail Fedoruk, Dean of Novosibirsk State, commented on the ranking.

Besides Novosibirsk State, Lomonosov Moscow State (No.87) and St. Petersburg State (301-400 group) also made the ranking.

The biggest strengths of the featured Russian universities are the number of articles cited in Science Citation Index (Expanded) and Social Sciences Citation Index, the number of alumni that hold Nobel prizes or Fields Medals as well as the weighted output per staff.

ARWU, published since 2003, is recognized as one of the oldest and most authoritative international university rankings. It reviews 1200 universities and 500 best ones are featured in the ranking. Universities are rated based on such indicators as the number of highly cited researchers, the number of Nobel Prize or Fields Medal laureates among alumni and staff, as well as the number of faculty members who authored articles in Nature or Science over the previous 10 years. The rating also includes universities that have numerous articles indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded (SCIE) and Social Science Citation Index (SSCI).