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Russian universities feature in the 2019 ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities

August 15, 2019

ShanghaiRanking Consultancy has released its latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). In total, more than 1800 universities are actually ranked and the best 1000 are published.

This year’s league table includes 11 Russian universities, 9 of them are Project 5-100 participants.

Four Russian universities have broken the top-500 of the ranking: Lomonosov Moscow State University (87th), Saint-Petersburg State University (301-400 band), and two universities participating in Project 5-100 – Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Novosibirsk State University (NSU) – share the 401-500 bracket.

Another seven Russian universities made it to the 501-1000 band, all of them are Project 5-100 participants.

This year’s newcomer, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (MEPhI) features in the 601-700 band.

Ural Federal University (UrFU) is ranked in the 701-800 bracket. Kazan Federal University (KFU), National University of Science and Technology MISiS (NUST “MISIS”), Tomsk State University (TSU) and ITMO University feature in the 801-900 band, HSE is ranked within the 901-1000 band.

KFU, NUST “MISIS”, HSE, ITMO University and UrFU have held the same positions as last year when they made their first appearance in the ranking. Another Project 5-100 participant, NSU has been scored in the same band for the past four years. MIPT has also maintained its position in this year’s table after rocketing 100 points up in 2018.

Universities are ranked by several indicators of academic or research performance, including alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, highly cited researchers, papers published in Nature and Science, papers indexed in major citation indices, and the per capita academic performance of an institution. For each indicator, the highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100, and other institutions are calculated as a percentage of the top score. The distribution of data for each indicator is examined for any significant distorting effect; standard statistical techniques are used to adjust the indicator if necessary. Scores for each indicator are weighted as shown below to arrive at a final overall score for an institution. The highest scoring institution is assigned a score of 100, and other institutions are calculated as a percentage of the top score. An institution's rank reflects the number of institutions that sit above it.

See full Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) results: http://www.ShanghaiRanking.com/