02/27/2019 08:08:23

MIPT gains ground in QS subject rankings

On Feb. 27, the British company Quacquarelli Symonds published its 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject. The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology placed among the top 100 universities for physics and climbed 50 places in the math (No. 101-150), computer science (No. 201-250), and electrical engineering (No. 201-250) rankings, as well as being listed for the first time in the top 200 for engineering and technology (No. 185), a broad subject area, and in the materials science (No. 251-300) rankings.

MIPT Rector Nikolay Kudryavtsev commented on the results achieved by the school: “This year MIPT has considerably advanced in four QS subject rankings at once: computer science, mathematics, electronics, and materials science. The university is listed in seven subject and two industry rankings. We focus on cross-disciplinary problems and engage the best scientists from the Russian Academy of Sciences institutes, other research centers, and high-tech companies, both in education and research. Last year we launched joint projects in the field of two-dimensional materials with our Nobel Prize-winning graduates working at the University of Manchester. A joint paper with Andre Geim was published.

“As for computer science, MIPT has become the national center of competences in the field of artificial intelligence. As such, the Institute conducts research and development for major industrial and tech companies, such as Sberbank, Rosseti, Rostelecom, and the Russian Railways.

“MIPT has consistently enjoyed a reputation of a leading technical university. We prepare Russian teams for international olympiads in math, physics, and informatics, as well as natural sciences (IJSO). Last year, our professors earned government awards for education, honoring the teaching system that fosters olympiad-winning school students.”

The QS World University Rankings by Subject has been published for the seventh time and is widely regarded as one of the most influential global university rankings. It rates institutions based on four criteria: opinions of the academic community and employers, citation index and Hirsch index, which reflects a researcher’s contribution to science.

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