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Russia increases its representation in Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject

October 4, 2017

The Times Higher Education (THE) publishes the latest subject tables in the THE World University Rankings series, with new subject rankings announced in Social Sciences, Law, Education and Business & Economics.

Times Higher Education publishes four new subject rankings: the top 400 universities in the social sciences; the top 200 universities in business and economics; the top 100 universities in education; and the top 100 universities in law.

Russian universities have performed well, with four universities taking top spots in Social Sciences, Law, Education and Business & Economics, two of which are Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participants: Higher School of Economics and Kazan Federal University.

Project 5-100 participants make two subject rankings, as Higher School of Economics and Kazan Federal University got into the rankings on several subjects Russain leading universities Project 5-100 participants have featured four times in the rankings.

Phil Baty, editorial director, global rankings, THE says: “It is great news that Russia has increased its representation in three THE rankings tables for social sciences and other related subjects. Four Russian universities now make the THE social sciences subject for the first time.” – Lomonosov Moscow State University makes the 126-150 band, while Higher School of Economics is in the 176-200 band, Kazan Federal University is 201-250 and Saint Petersburg State University is 301-400. Meanwhile Lomonosov Moscow State University ranks 97th in the first THE subject ranking for education.”

The same four institutions make the business and economics ranking. Higher School of Economics was the only Russian institution to make this table last year. This university now ranks in the 101-125 category, being the highest positioned Russian university. Kazan Federal University brakes into the world's top 200 universities listing in the 176-200 category.

Phil Baty notes: “This is a fantastic achievement and proves that Russian universities are truly on the world stage when it comes to their education and research in social sciences, business and economics, and education.”

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings are the global performance tables that judge research-intensive universities across all their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. Times Higher Education uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments. The subject tables employ the same range of 13 performance indicators used in the overall World University Rankings 2018, brought together with scores provided under five categories. However, the overall methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject, with the weightings changed to suit the individual fields.