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16 Project 5-100 participants featured in THE BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017

December 1, 2016

The latest annual BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking published by Times Higher Education features 24 Russian universities, including 16 Project 5-100 participants. Three universities of Project 5-100 made it to the top 30 ranks: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology jumped from No.93 to No.12, National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” climbed 7 ranks to No.19, while ITMO University broke into the ranking and took No.27 straight away. Higher School of Economics was also featured for the first time (No. 48).

Lomonosov Moscow State University maintained its position at No.3, St. Petersburg State University rose 7 ranks to No.30.

Other Project 5-100 participants featured among the top 100 include Novosibirsk State University (No.38), Tomsk Polytechnic University (No. 56), Tomsk State University (No.60) and Kazan Federal University (No. 66).

St. Petersburg Polytechnic University came out No.107 and National University of Science and Technology MISiS – No.163. Lobachevsky University, Ural Federal University and People’s Friendship University of Russia (it is PFUR’s first showing in the ranking) were ranked in the 201-250 band. Samara University, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and Siberian Federal University made it to the 251-300 band.

Lavishly funded institutions from Asia, particularly China and India, have been strengthening their global positions lately, note the experts. Russia should take into account the accelerating growth of China which already has 52 universities in the ranking, points out Phil Baty, THE World University Rankings editor-at-large.

THE BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017 covers 300 leading universities. Institutions from 50 countries were analyzed by the authors. Methodologically, it is based on the same 13 performance indicators as THE World University Rankings that cover teaching, research, internationalization, academic mobility and other aspects of university activities. However, the weights of indicators have been changed to reflect the special properties of countries analyzed. Academic reputation is a criterion of particular importance. The 2016 changes in THE global ranking methodology touched BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking as well – rating authors collected more data on institutions around the world, so Asian and Latin American countries expanded their foothold in the rankings.