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Five Project 5-100 universities featured in the top 200 most international universities

March 16, 2018

London, 14th March 2018: The Times Higher Education (THE) announced the most international universities in the world. 

Universities from 30 countries all over the world make the ranking and the elite land in the top 200. 

Russia has seven universities among the best universities in terms of their exposure to the international research and academic environment.  Five of which are Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 participants: National Research Tomsk State University (146th), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) (154th), National Research Nuclear University "MEPhI" (159th), National Research University Higher School of Economics (162nd), Novosibirsk State University (170th). These universities provide students with one of the most international environments in the world.

Lomonosov Moscow State University (131th)  and Saint Petersburg University (174th) also feature the ranking league table. 

More Russian universities  joined the ranking's placements of the most international universities this year. In 2017 there were only two Russian universities.  The number of Russian universities featured in the ranking increased mainly due to Project 5-100 participants.

These institutions all have a high proportion of international students and staff, collaborate on research with scholars from across the world and have a strong global reputation to match. 

The ranking was compiled using four indicators: proportions of international students and staff, international co-authorship score, and international reputation metrics collected for the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018.