Three Project 5-100 participants - the only Russian universities in the top-100 new THE ratingsApril 5, 2017
Project 5-100 participants, namely Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Novosibirsk State University (NSU), featured in the top-100 universities in the world according to the results of ratings, published by the British edition of Times Higher Education (THE), 5 April.
HSE broke into the THE Young University Rankings, the rating of universities aged 50 years or under, taking 96th place in it and becoming the only university representing Russia for all six years of this rating.
Evaluating the success of the HSE, THE Editor-in-Chief Phil Baty, said: "The university is particularly strong among its young peers at providing strong teaching and research environments and working closely with industry, achieving high scores in the teaching, research and industry income pillars of the ranking."
THE Young University Rankings is a kind of indicator of future global educational trends, as it brings to the forefront young players in the educational market, which usually remain in the shadow of big-name giants from the United States and Great Britain in global ratings. These young vibrant universities might be able to compete with large players in the future. Featuring the Project 5-100 participant HSE among the top-100 in this rating confirms strengthening of Russia's positions in the world educational arena.
The new THE ranking “Golden Age Universities” was also presented along with the Young University Rankings. MIPT featured among the top 50 (46th place) and NSU – in the group 51-100, they have become the only representatives from Russia. The goal of this ranking is to highlight the "golden generation" of universities, founded in 1945-1965, during the heyday of higher education, which occurred after the end of World War II and lasted about 20 years. This period was characterized by the establishment of a large number of new universities and active investment in research.
The team of THE conducted an additional study comparing the universities established at the same time. According to this research, HSE featured in the top 50 universities of "Generation Y", which are universities founded in 1986-1999. Such a comparison is of great importance for evaluating the activity of the university since it allows us to assess the dynamics and effectiveness of its development in comparison with the universities of the same age category.
“Featuring in the ranking is merits confirmation of the work of the whole HSE staff, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. HSE has grown from a small university founded by a group of enthusiasts into a world-class university in just 25 years and received public and scientific recognition not only in Russia but also abroad. HSE is focusing its efforts on the development of publications, improving academic processes and increasing internationalization, which provided the university with a worthy position among the dynamically developing universities,” Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Supervisor, commented on the results of the rating.
Vice-Rector for Research and Strategic Development of MIPT, Tagir Aushev: “Founding-fathers of Phystech, Nobel laureates Pyotr Kapitsa, Nikolay Semenov and Lev Landau, while establishing the institute, laid down a pioneering principle for those times in our country. They laid down a network communication between education and science in such a way that students begin to get involved in research starting already from the first grades. Today Phystech has more than a hundred partners - the country's strongest research institutions and high-tech companies. Thanks to Project 5-100, MIPT is developing new laboratories on the campus as well as making scientific and industrial partnerships, both Russian and international. The legendary "Phystech system" retains the title to the leading university not only in our country but also in the world for already 70 years.”
Mikhail Fedoruk, NSU Rector: “In order to be among top universities in a ranking, it is necessary to constantly move ahead faster than the universities-competitors. NSU participation in the Project 5-100 made it possible not only to preserve the traditions of the Soviet school of higher education, but also to develop modern approaches: create mass open online courses, develop joint educational programs with high-tech and innovative companies, expand international cooperation in science, technology and innovation”.
THE Young University Rankings is following original THE 150 Under 50 University Rankings. Its methodology is based on the same 13 indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings. Performance indicators are сlustered in five sections: teaching, research, citation, international outlook and industry income. However, university's reputation is taken into account to a lesser extent in order to compile this ranking with its features.
This year, the ranking methodology of young universities has changed, due to changes in the methodology of the general rating THE, and its published part has been expanded from 150 to 200 universities from 48 countries.
THE ranking “Golden Age Universities” includes 100 universities, its methodology completely coincides with the criteria of THE World University Rankings.