LONDON, October 27. / TASS /. Five Russian universities are included in the reputation ranking prepared by the British magazine Times Higher Education, a THE World Reputation Rankings 2022 study listing 202 higher education institutions from 29 countries and territories in total reported on Wednesday.
As in previous years, Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) remains Russia’s leading higher education institution and ranks 38th, one point lower than last year. As MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichiy pointed out, MSU’s position in the list is recognition of its active international activity. “MSU’s high position in the 2022 Global Reputation Ranking, among the top 40 universities in the world, is recognition of its active international activity at both academic, educational and interstate level,” Sadovnichiy said.
Other Russian universities mentioned in the list include High School of Economics (HSE), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), and St. Petersburg State University (SPbU). All three universities are part of the group of universities with positions from 126 to 150. Novosibirsk State University (NSU) is part of group 151-175.
As the review authors pointed out, among Russian universities, only HSE University improved its position, which in last year’s study was in the 151-175 group. The position of St. Petersburg State University remained unchanged, while the positions of MIPT and NSU deteriorated. Last year, the two universities were part of the 101-125 group.
As in previous years, US universities lead the rankings, occupying seven positions in the top 10. Harvard University got the first place. The following universities in the list are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2), Oxford University (3), Stanford University (4), Cambridge University (5), University of California, Berkeley (6), Princeton University (7), Yale University (8) and California Institute of Technology (9).