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Two Project 5-100 Universities broke into the world's top 100 universities

June 28, 2017

Shanghai Ranking: Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ARWU) results were announced on June 28, 2017.

12 of the top universities are in Russia, eight of which are Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participants completing the list of elite institutions worldwide.

Russia has broken new ground in this year’s ranking continuing to stand out from a field of competitors and gain a more competitive edge. This country has contributed to ensuring and promoting competitive and dynamic environment educational institutions operate in.

12 Russian universities entered into the ranking for the first time, eight of which participate in the project on enhancing competitiveness of leading Russian universities among global research and education centers. Efforts undertaken by university staff, university management and government authorities have led to a significant expansion of universities ‘presence in the ranking. Particularly worth mentioning are achievements in mathematics, physics, and chemistry. Hence, Russian universities demonstrate a high level of substantive training and research”, said Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

Five Russian universities made it into the ARWU top 100, four of which in the top 100 for the first time.

Higher School of Economics entered the hot 100's top 51-75 group of the best universities in the world in “Sociology”. National University of Science & Technology (MISIS) broke into the world's top 100 universities in “Metallurgical Engineering“ listing in the 76-100 group. These two universities are Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participants.

These results can be considered as a major breakthrough, as compared to previous years: in 2015, only one university participating in the Project 5-100 - Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) was listed in ARWU subject ranking. The National Research Nuclear University “MEPhI” entered into ARWU ranking in electrical and electronic engineering in 2016.

Also, Russian leading universities, Project 5-100 participants, continue to increase their presence and record significant improvements not only in subjects that Russian universities are traditionally strong in, such as physics and mathematics, but also in economics, sociology, political sciences, metallurgical and mechanical engineering, and chemistry. In the following subjects - economics, sociology, political sciences, mechanical engineering - Russia is only represented by universities, Project 5-100 participants.

Furthermore, Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 universities have featured in nine individual subjects, some universities managed to get into ARWU on several subjects. Thus, Higher school of Economics (ranked by “Mathematics”, “Economics“, “Political Sciences“ and “Sociology” subjects ), MIPT (“Mathematics”, “ Physics” and “Materials Science & Engineering”), Tomsk State University ( “Physics” and “Metallurgical Engineering”) and Novosibirsk State University (“Mathematics”, “Physics” and “Chemistry”) are leading the way demonstrating their strengths in more than one subject in this global ranking.

These results show the considerable improvements made to this country educational and research environment and emphasize the efficiency of developing and implementing an integrated approach by Project 5-100 universities to increase their competitiveness.

Tomsk State University ranked by metallurgical engineering subject and Higher School of Economics listed in both economics and political sciences have been placed within top 150. 151-200 group includes Tomsk Polytechnic University in "Mechanical engineering" and Novosibirsk State University in "Physics". 201-300 contains MEPhi and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology featured in physics, Novosibirsk State University in mathematics and Higher School of Economics in economics.

Moscow State University leads all Russian universities in the number of subjects (14) and top-placements (43rd place in physics, and 51-75 group in mathematics).

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2017 is released today by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy. ShanghaiRanking began to publish Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by academic subjects since 2009. This release contains rankings of universities in 52 subjects across natural sciences, engineering, life sciences, medical sciences, and social sciences. In total, more than 4000 universities were ranked. 

Click here to view Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (ARWU) table.