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Project 5-100 participants significantly improve their QS results

September 6, 2016

Most Project 5-100 participants have significantly improved their positions in QS World University Rankings. 22 Russian universities (including 13 members of Project 5-100) are featured in the new ranking, and some institutions jumped by nearly 100 ranks.

The highest-rated Project 5-100 university is once again the Novosibirsk State University which climbed 26 ranks to No.291. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Tomsk State University, Tomsk Polytechnic University, MEPhI and HSE shot 80-100 ranks up to No.350, No.377, No.400, 401-410 and 411-420 groups, respectively.

Current ranking reflects improvements in Russian universities’ internationalization scores. “State Project 5-100 which emphasized them as an important criterion for performance assessment is starting to pay off. 77% of Russian universities improved their international student ratios and 45% bolstered their international faculty scores”, noted Zoya Zaitseva, QS Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia. “I am happy with these results. 21 out of 22 participating universities came out strong thanks to the concerted efforts of university staff and faculty, Project 5-100 team, and the Ministry of Education and Science,” added Mrs. Zaitseva.

Strong growth (by 50-60 ranks) was posted by Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic (411-420 group) and Kazan Federal (501-550 group).

Far Eastern Federal (551-600 group) and MISiS (601-650 group) jumped 100 ranks up.

Three Project 5-100 participants maintained their positions – Russian People’s Friendship University and Yeltsin Urals Federal University in 601-650 group, and Lobachevsky University in the 701+ band.

Just like last year, Lomonosov Moscow State University showed the best result among Russian institutions, maintaining its No.108 rank.

QS World University Rankings is based on six indicators: academic reputation, student-to-faculty ratio, employer reputation, citations per faculty, international faculty and international student ratios.