Russia’s MISiS, India's IITG and SPPU among top small universities

National University of Science and Technology MISiS.

National University of Science and Technology MISiS.

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MISiS ranks 19th in a new Times Higher Education list, Savitribai Phule Pune University ranks 18th, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati - 14th.

Moscow's National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) took 19th place in the inaugural Times Higher Education’s World’s Best Small Universities Ranking 2016, which was published on Jan. 25.

According to Times Higher Education (THE), small universities are defined as those having fewer than 5,000 students, and conducting courses and research in more than four disciplines.

THE lists only 20 small universities in its Top 800 World University Rankings.

“It is great news that Russia is represented by MISiS in the World's Best Small Universities Ranking 2016,” Phil Baty, THE rankings editor told RIR. “Alongside California Institute of Technology (1st), it demonstrates the world-class offering available at smaller institutions, no matter their location.”

The list has five institutions from the U.S., three from France and Japan, two from India, Turkey and one each from South Korea, Sweden and Switzerland.

In December 2015, 15 Russian universities made it to the 2015-16 Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging economies university rankings.

And in November, the National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) jumped almost 60 places to get the 36th rank in the Times Higher Education World Top 100 Rankings for Excellence in the Physical Sciences for 2015-16.

Small rank

Institution

Country

1

California Institute of Technology

USA

2

École Normale Supérieure

France

3

École Polytechnique

France

4

Pohang University of Science and Technology

South Korea

5

École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

France

6

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Sweden

7

Oregon Health and Science University

USA

8

Koç University

Turkey

9

University of Alaska Fairbanks

USA

10

Sabancı University

Turkey

11

University of Neuchâtel

Switzerland

12

Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU)

Japan

13

National Yang-Ming University

Taiwan

14

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

India

15

University of Tulsa

USA

16

Yokohama City University

Japan

17

Florida Institute of Technology

USA

18

Savitribai Phule Pune University

India

19

National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)

Russia

20

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Japan

Source: www.timeshighereducation.com

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