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Project 5-100 universities listed in the THE Eurasia 2018

August 31, 2018

The Times Higher Education Eurasia universities ranking 2018 lists today the top universities in Eurasia, making it the very first international league table of this region to date.

Russia dominates the first ranking. The nation is the most highly represented in the ranking’s table, followed by Turkey. Seventy-four institutions are included in total across 16 countries.

This country is home to 27 universities, 17 of them are Project 5-100 participants. It also claims the top three positions, as well as six of the top 10.

Lomonosov Moscow State University tops the tables. Top 3 also includes two Project 5-100 universities.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology claims second position, with a strong scoring for industry income, Tomsk Polytechnic University comes in third with a strong performance in the citations (research influence) pillar.

“What is clear from the data analysis, drawn from the most recent THE World University Ranking, is that Russia is not just geographically dominant in the region, but is dominant in terms of high quality teaching, research and knowledge transfer. The new ranking uses the same demanding international performance benchmarks as the gold-standard THE World University Rankings, so Russia’s universities have demonstrated their regional strength across a wide range of trusted and independent metrics,” THE World University Rankings Editorial Director Phil Baty said.

10 Project 5-100 universities have featured in the top-50 list of the leading universities: Higher School of Economics (7th), National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (8th), Kazan Federal University (10th), Novosibirsk State University (11th), Tomsk State University (14th), ITMO University (15th), Samara University (25th), Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University (26th), National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) (28th) and Lobachevsky University (48th).

Phil Baty pointed out that for Russia to take not just the top three positions of this ranking, but also six of the top ten and more than a third of the entire list, is a strong achievement, a testament to the reforms under way in Russia to make their universities more globally competitive, and a powerful signal that Russian universities can play a major role in the dramatic economic transformation – driven by knowledge, skills and innovation -- of the EurAsia region into one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic parts of the world.

Far Eastern Federal University, Ural Federal University and RUDN University are ranked in the 51-60 band. Sechenov University and Siberian Federal University are listed in the 61-70 band.

The Times Higher Education Eurasia universities ranking data also reveal Saint Petersburg State University, Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Novosibirsk State Technical University, National Research Saratov State University, Southern Federal University, National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Perm State University, Voronezh State University, Volgograd State Technical University in the league table.

The ranking is launched at the THE Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia being held this week in partnership with Kazan Federal University. The event will explore how research institutions can best support growth in the rapidly developing region.

The Times Higher Education Eurasia universities ranking is derived from the THE World University Rankings - the independently audited, definitive list of the top universities globally, which was published in September 2017.

The THE World University Rankings are only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across each of their core missions: 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators are used to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons across teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation), international outlook (staff, students and research); citations (research influence); industry income (knowledge transfer).

The full THE university ranking of Eurasia nations can be found at the Times Higher Education website.