Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) was again placed on top of Russian universitiesLori/Legion Media
17 Russian universities are present in the 2016 QS World University Rankings by Subject, compiled by the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). In 2015 only ten Russian universities made the list. This year eight Russian universities made the top-100 rankings of various disciplines, while last year there were only four.
This year the ranking covers 42 disciplines. There are now rankings in anthropology, archeology, mining and mineral engineering, nursing, performing arts, social politics and administration.
Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) was the best performer among Russian universities, and is included In 12 lists. Its highest position was obtained in the field of linguistics - 17th (35th in 2015). MSU is also acknowledged for its achievements in mathematics (33rd place).
Saint Petersburg State University (SPSU) is listed in two top-100 rankings. Its highest position (26th place) was obtained in the faculty of mining and mineral engineering.
Another six Russian universities are present in various top-100 rankings. Two Russian higher education institutions made the new top-50 rankings for performing arts - P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (27th position) and N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory (47th position). The world leaders in this list are Juilliard School (the U.S.), Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts (Austria) and the Royal College of Music (the UK).
Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas and Gorny National Mineral Resources University are part of the 51-100 group in the field of mining and mineral engineering. MEPhL National Research Nuclear University and Novosibirsk State University are also in the 51-100 group for what concerns physics and astronomy.
The leader among the 5-100 Project universities is Higher School of Economics, which is included in six rankings: Economy and Econometrics (101-150 group), Sociology (101-150 group), Politics and International Relations (101-150 group), Philosophy (151-200 group), Business and Management (151-200 group) and Mathematics (251-300 group).
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology has also improved its results, having been listed in five rankings. MEPhL National Research Nuclear University made it to the top-100 in physics and also made the 251-300 group in the field of Electronic Engineering.
Tomsk State University once again made it to the 251-300 group in the Modern Languages category. For the first time Peter the Great St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University is mentioned in the Electronic Engineering ratings (201-250 group), while in the Computer Science field it obtained a position in the 401-500 group.
A rookie in the QS rankings by subject is Kazan Federal University, having obtained a position in the 151-200 group in the field of linguistics.
First published in Russian by Kommersant
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