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Six Project 5-100 Universities, Two at #94, Listed in THE Business and Economics, Education, Law and Social Sciences Rankings

November 6, 2019

UK-based Times Higher Education (THE) has released the latest edition of its Business and Economics, Education, Law, and Social Sciences rankings.

They feature a total of eight Russian universities, including six Project 5-100 participants.

Two Project 5-100 universities show up in the top 100 of the rankings, both at Number 94: National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Business and Economics, and Kazan Federal University (KFU) in Education. This is an improvement on last year which saw them end up in the 101-125 band.

HSE is Russia's highest-ranked institution for Social Sciences, with a spot in the top 200. It is also the first Russian university ever to have made the cut for the Law rankings, where it has earned a slot in the 151+ category.

The Education league table lists three Project 5-100 universities in addition to KFU: Saint Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) at Number 301-400, Ural Federal University (UrFU) at 401+ and Tomsk State University (TSU) at 401+. Both SPbPU and UrFU are new to these rankings.

Three Project 5-100 universities make their debut in the Business and Economics rankings: SPbPU (Band 251-300), RUDN University (Band 301-400) and UrFU (Band 401-500). Another Project 5-100 participant, KFU, sits is in the 301-400 bracket.

The Social Sciences table, too, contains four Project 5-100 universities in addition to the top 100 finisher, HSE. They are KFU at Number 401-500, RUDN University at 501-600, TSU at 501-600 and UrFU at 601+. RUDN University enters these rankings for the first time.

Outside the Project 5-100 contingent, Russia is represented by Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) in Education, Business and Economics, and Social Sciences, and Saint Petersburg University (SPbU) in Business and Economics and Social Sciences.

To compile its subject rankings, THE uses the same 13 performance metrics as for the overall standings but adjusts their weightings to reflect the specifics of each subject area. These indicators fall into five broad categories: teaching (learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).