Project 5-100 Universities in the Top 100 of the International RankPro RatingMarch 12, 2015
The International Council of Scientists (ICS) and the Academy of Sciences of Latvia released the results of the Worldwide Professional University Rankings RankPro 2014/2015, compiled within the framework of the international program Global World Communicator.
The rating considered three criteria: the academic reputation of the university (publishing activity, and quality and conditions of education), public reputation (data from national and international ratings, and expert assessment by ICS members) and communicability of the university internet homepage (accessibility, completeness and attractiveness of information intended for international users).
This year Project 5-100 participants managed a leap in the ratings. Novosibirsk State flew up from 217th place to 43th, demonstrating the second best results among Russian universities after the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Another obvious success was the fact that MIPT got into the top 100 (77th place) – in 2014 it was only in the upper 500.
RankPro also ranked educational institutions by each assessment criterion. Novosibirsk State rose to 23rd place in the world under the “Academic Rating” category, leaving other Russian universities far behind. Two more Project 5-100 participants are currently listed among the top 100 universities under this category – MIPT (37th) and MEPhI (54th).
Overall, RankPro includes 26 Russian universities among whom 10 are members of Project 5-100. Compared to last year, MEPhI has also made significant progress (134th place this year compared to 500th last year).
Lobachevski University of Nizhny Novgorod was not listed in the rating in 2014 – now it is in 492nd place. The top 500 also include Tomsk Polytechnic (194th), Ural Federal University (378th), Far-Eastern Federal University (416th), Higher School of Economics (429th), St. Petersburg Polytechnic (448th) and Kazan Federal University (473rd).