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MIPT ranked among 150 most international universities of the world by THE

February 1, 2017

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a participant of Project 5-100, became one of the two Russian universities featured in Times Higher Education: World’s Most International Universities Ranking. MIPT took the 126th place, while Lomonosov Moscow State University was ranked 104th. Thus, MIPT was recognized among the best universities globally in terms of their exposure to the international research and academic environment. Notably, not a single Russian university was featured in this ranking in 2016, although its top list numbered 200 institutions. This year, the list was pared down to 150 universities from 22 countries. It features five universities from the United Kingdom, two from Switzerland, one from Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.

University’s global prospects are key to success in the global arena. Leading international institutions attract Masters, post-graduate students and faculty from around the world and conduct joint research with prominent scientists and organizations regardless of their location. Brands of such universities command love at home and respect among the key members of the global academic community,” commented Phil Baty, Editor-in-Chief of THE rating.

Four indicators are used for this rating with equal weights – proportions of international students, staff, journal publications with foreign co-authors, as well as international reputation measured as a ratio of international expert votes over domestic expert votes (based on reputation survey conducted between January and March 2016). To be included in the ranking, a university needs a place among THE Global Top 500 and at least 100 expert votes (including at least 50 votes from its home country).

Introduction of university’s international reputation as a new indicator is the main change in the 2017 methodology. The ranking used to draw on three equally-weighed indicators. Such methodological changes have significantly played down the influence of geographic factors.