Moscow state University (MGU) named after Lomonosov took 161st place in a new ranking of universities compiled by the British publication Times Higher Education. In this case a year ago, MSU was located on a more modest 196-th position. The rating included 800 schools from 70 countries.

“The world University rankings The Times Higher Education in its 12th year applied stringent standards, using complex criteria on all global and key research areas of universities – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international reputation. The results are trusted by students and their families, scientists, University leaders and governments. For the Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov 161 place in the world is an outstanding achievement and worth celebrating,” said the editor of the rankings Phil Bayti.

Among the best universities in the ranking, in addition to MSU, featured the St. Petersburg Polytechnic University Peter the Great, Tomsk Polytechnic University, Kazan Federal University, national research nuclear Institute MEPhI, and Novosibirsk state University, Saint Petersburg state University, Bauman Moscow state technical University named after Bauman, Moscow Institute of physics and technology, national University of Sciences and technology, southern Federal University, Tomsk state University and Ural Federal University.

“Although in the top 800 best universities entered fewer Russian universities than the universities of other BRICS – Brazil and India (17 each), the rating is higher: six Russian universities entered the 600 best”, – stated in the message the authors of the study.

The three leaders of the ranking looks like this: California Institute of technology, University of Oxford, Stanford University.

The Times Higher Education rating is one of the world’s largest research academic reputation. In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, by 2020 at least five Russian universities should enter the top hundred in the world.

This spring, MSU was ranked 25th place in the reputational ranking of universities Worls Reputation Rankings, which also is Times Higher Education. In addition, in the top hundred for the first time became the second Russian UNIVERSITY – St. Petersburg state University.

The list includes 100 universities in the world with the best reputation. For this ranking were interviewed more than 10 thousand scientists in 140 countries. 25 place Moscow state University, the highest position, which is the flagship of the Russian education ever held in this list.

Last year MSU came only in the sixth dozen of the rating, but even then, its authors noted that the University has the potential to improve positions. As for St. Petersburg state University, the school of the Northern capital of Russia was first included in the list of universities with the highest reputation. SPSU is in the eighth decade of the list.

In the beginning of this year the Moscow state University said 260-year anniversary.

“A remarkable achievement”: the Moscow state University has risen 35 places in the ranking of the best universities of the world 01.10.2015

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