11/22/2017 22:12:14

QS ranks MIPT among 30 best universities in BRICS countries

Quacquarelli Symonds, a British education company, has published its latest regional QS World University Rankings for the BRICS countries. Climbing 19 positions compared to last year, MIPT has been named No. 28. These results have been secured by maintaining the high quality of instruction, enhancing reputation, and increasing the number of citations.

MIPT Rector Nikolay Kudryavtsev says the institute’s new ranking is in line with its performance. “The fact that there are now 10 Russian institutions in this list of top 50 BRICS universities is yet another indication of our education system being recognized abroad as competitive. By entering the top 30, MIPT cements our position within the global academic context. As far as QS ranking go, MIPT is showing excellent dynamics: We’ve moved 19 places closer to the top. We achieved this by establishing what we call competence centers for cutting-edge research. One of our major projects that’s currently underway is called iPavlov. It aims to create artificial intelligence based on neural networks. The competences developed within this project could lay the foundation for a Russian school of neural network-based machine intelligence.”

“We expect this growth trend to continue,” Director of Development Vitaly Bagan comments MIPT’s advance in the rankings. “The rating is primarily a consequence of the changes we have introduced at the institute in the last several years — namely, the launch of the new instruction programs in priority research areas, attracting students and professors from other countries, and opening new laboratories. These efforts translate into more citations of papers authored by MIPT researchers, as well as our graduates being in demand, which in turn leads to better academic and employment reputation.”

Aside from its regional rankings, QS named MIPT among the top 50 universities by subject for physics and astronomy, while the Times Higher Education rankings placed MIPT at No. 67 for computer science.

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