Shanghai Ranking Consultancy has released its latest Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) by subject, known as the Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. This year's league table includes 15 Russian universities, 11 of which participate in Project 5-100.
Russian universities are represented in 27 subjects. Traditionally, they showed the best result in exact sciences. Seven universities were ranked for physics, including Novosibirsk State University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University and National Research Tomsk State University. Five universities were ranked for mathematics (Higher School of Economics, Novosibirsk State University, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, etc.) and five for nanoscience and nanotechnology (ITMO University, Novosibirsk State University, National University of Science and Technology MISIS, etc).
The number of Russian universities in the top 100 has increased as well. While there were five Russian higher education centers in the top 100 in 2017, their number increased to six in 2018 and to eight in 2019. For example, HSE is listed in the 51-75 group for Social Science and in the 76-100 group for Mathematics. In the 76-100 group, ITMO University was ranked for Automation and Control, MISIS for Mining and Mineral Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering, Novosibirsk State University for Mining and Mineral Engineering and National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University for Mechanical Engineering. Kazan Federal University made its first ever appearance in ARWU ranking in the 401-500 group for Chemical Engineering.
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