Released on the current week, the QS World University Rankings featuring 42 subject tables listed a total of 17 Russian institutions, among them MIPT, MSU, SpbU, Bauman MSTU and others. The full rankings of the represented Russian universities is published on its official website.
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has improved its performance, ranking at 101-150 in Physics and Astronomy (151-200 in 2015) and at 251-300 in Mathematics (301-400 in 2015).
In addition, MIPT was featured in three more Quacquarelli Symonds subject tables, namely Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing (201-300), Engineering - Electrical & Electronic (251-300) and Computer Science & Information Systems (351-400).
“MIPT is represented in whopping five QS subject tables, as opposed to only Physics and Mathematics from the last year’s rankings, where we have strengthened our position. Today we are also featured in Computer Science, Electronic Engineering and Aeronautical Engineering tables. MIPT is the only Russian institution that is close to entering the Top 100 in Physics of the three major academic rankings — QS, Times Higher Education and ARWU. We are extremely pleased with our perfomance this year, it’s a well-deserved achievement gained by opening university laboratories under Project 5-100 and increasing the number and, more importantly, quality of academic papers published under the institute’s name. Our students get acknowledgements in such scientific sources as Nature — a great starting point for young scientists on their way to winning the Nobel prize. Furthermore, earlier this year the Ministry of Education and Science backed MIPT development strategy focus areas, five of which align with the QS 2016 table subjects we featured in”, says Tagir Aushev, MIPT Vice-Rector for Scientific Affairs and Strategy.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject, celebrating its sixth release this year, is one of the most influential world university rating lists. The rankings were based on academic and employer reputation, reference list and h-index, that measures research impact.
“This year MIPT ranked as high as 8th place in physics and astronomy among employers. Experts evaluate these criteria at 93/100 points, which is higher than of Caltech, Berkeley or ETH Zürich. MIPT alumni are currently in high demand, hence they’re among the best in the world”, Vitaly Bagan, MIPT Head of Strategy, comments on the institute’s feature in the world’s Top 10 universities sought after by employers.
2013 was the year MIPT became one of the 15 participants in Project 5-100, a Russian Academic Excellence Project promoting Russian leading universities in the field of global research and education. As part of the project, MIPT developed and presented their program on global competitiveness enhancement and the roadmap on sustainable educational policy, autonomous research facility and infrastructure.