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Three Project 5-100 participants enter THE arts and humanities subject ranking

September 14, 2017

Times Higher Education has revealed World University Rankings 2018 arts and humanities subject ranking. This year’s arts and humanities ranking has grown to include 400 institutions, up from 100 last year. This ranking highlights the universities that are leading across art, performing arts, languages, and history, philosophy, theology, architecture and archaeology subjects.

Russia has five representatives in total, three of which are Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participants.

Higher School of Economics, Kazan Federal University and Tomsk State University - Project 5-100 participants - enter the ranking for the first time. Moreover, these Russian universities make their debut taking top spots. Thus, Higher School of Economics makes the top 200 universities. Kazan Federal University and Tomsk State University join the top 250 institutions.

The results Russia’s universities, especially Project 5-100 participants, came up with show that integrated strategic approach implemented by Project 5-100 facilitates coherent action and effective development of Russian education institutions. It also leads to an improved performance and a steadily growing number of universities listed in the rankings by subjects in which Russian high schools have not previously entered. Moscow State University ranks 51st.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 arts and humanities subject ranking employs the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings but includes narrower subject areas. The list of subjects used to create this ranking includes Art, Performing Arts & Design; Languages, Literature & Linguistics; History, Philosophy & Theology; Architecture and Archaeology. However, the overall methodology is recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields.

For Arts & Humanities, the threshold drops to 250 papers published in this discipline over the last five years. THE expects an institution to have at least 5 per cent of its staff working in this discipline in order to include it in the subject table.