NSU, Project 5-100 participant, shows a stable result in the Academic Ranking of World UniversitiesAugust 28, 2017
On August 15, the results of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), one of the most authoritative international global university rankings, were published. Despite serious competition among the world's leading universities, Novosibirsk State University (NSU), which participates in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100, retained its position in the ranking, remaining in the 401-500 group.
In 2016, Project 5-100 participant Novosibirsk State University entered the ARWU ranking for the first time, which made it the third Russian university to have managed to get into this ranking. Like in the past year, it is only Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), which ranks 93rd, and St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU), which retains its position in the 301-400 group) that represent Russia in the ARWU besides NSU.
These three Russian universities have increased the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index – Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index. In addition, the number of their scientific publications in the Nature and Science journals keeps growing.
The ARWU ranking has been published since 2003 and is one of the oldest and most authoritative rankings in the world. It ranks more than 1,300 universities, and the 500 best ones are included in the published part. This year, the ARWU ranking also published a list of candidates for entry into the top-500. Those are the universities that ranked in the 501-800 group. The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology entered this list of candidates among the universities participating in Project 5-100.
The ranking methodology is based on six indicators: the number of graduates who are Nobel or Fields Medal laureates (Alumni); the number of employees who are Nobel or Fields Medal laureates (Award); the number of highly cited researchers (HiCi); the number of articles published in the Nature and Science journals (N&S); the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index – Expanded and the Social Sciences Citation Index (PUB); the weighted average of previous indicators per employee (PCP).