Edition of Times Higher Education (THE) published its 14th annual rankings of the best universities in the world. It includes thousands of universities from 77 countries. Any Russian higher education institution not included in the first hundred, but only a list of THE included 18 Russian universities. The leader of the Moscow University. University, won the 194-th line, compared with the year 2016 he lost six positions. In the second place the Moscow Institute of physics and technology (MIPT), caught in the period 251-300, and the third — Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) in the first half of the fourth hundred. Both schools improved their results in 2016 MIPT was 301-350 places, and TPU — 501-600.
"The fact that some Russian universities have shown a positive trend, is encouraging. However, the country as a whole will need to increase its investment in universities, because international competition is growing," — quoted the chief editor of the international rating of THE Phil Beth in the press release received by the editors RBC.
The fourth place among Russian universities took capital Higher school of Economics (351-400). Between 401 and 500 seats there are four domestic University: Kazan Federal national research nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow), Novosibirsk state University (NSU) and St. Petersburg state University (SPbSU).
Rating, the — one of the most famous and quoted international rankings. For him, as well as the QS Quacquarelli Symonds or The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is to improve the competitiveness of Russian universities "5-100".
In the "5-100" pleased with the results. Of the 18 universities included in the ranking, the 12 participants of the project. "It is through the universities participating in the project, Russia has expanded its presence in the highest rating bands", — representatives of the "5-100", paying attention to the growth of MIPT, TPU and other universities included in the ranking, the project involves MSU, St. Petersburg state University, Novosibirsk state technical University, Moscow state technical University. N. E. Bauman, Saratov state University and southern Federal University.
First place in the ranking as a year ago, took the University of Oxford. The second position was also taken by the British University of Cambridge. The next five places are occupied by representatives of US higher education: Caltech, Stanford, mit, Harvard and Princeton. On the eighth line — Imperial College London, nine of the University of Chicago, and the tenth divided the Zurich and Pennsylvania state universities.
Has improved his position of Asian universities, says THE. For example, the national University of Singapore was ranked the 22nd place. Chinese universities in the top thirty — two.
The procedure of compiling the rating, THE passed an independent audit by PricewaterhouseCoopers, stated in a press release. Evaluates THE universities according to five criteria: income from operations, teaching, or learning environment, research, citations or research influence and international collaboration.
"This rating is the most difficult — he has a very strict system of counting of citations", — said the rector of Moscow state University Alexei Khokhlov. He said that MSU fourth year is included in the second hundred of the ranking, although the other two QS and ARWU is the first hundred. "The ratings are important. They allow you to identify weaknesses and work on them. We take note of their results", — said the Ukrainians.
In late August, the Ministry of education and science posted on the portal disclosure of legal information regulation.gov.ru information about increase in financing of "5-100". It must grow in 2018-2020 from 34.8 billion to 43.5 billion rubles.
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