MSU second year in a row, took third place in the ranking of universities in BRICS countries

МГУ второй год подряд занял третье место в рейтинге вузов стран БРИКС

MSU Lomonosov the second consecutive year, took 3-th place in the rating of Times Higher Education among universities of BRICS and emerging economies in 2017, reported the press service of the University.

“On 1 December published the results of a new annual ranking of universities Times Higher Education Brics & Emerging Economies University Rankings 2017. Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov became the only Russian University included into the top three, securing the status of the three leaders from last year”, — stated in the message.

Only Top 10 ranking included six Chinese universities, two universities of South Africa, one University from Russia and Taiwan. Topped the rating of Peking University.

The rating is based on 13 indicators, which are used in constructing global rankings of world universities THE. The universities are evaluated on five areas of activity: educational activities, research activities, knowledge transfer and internationalization of students and research and teaching staff. However, as the authors of the rating used several metrics transformirovalsya under the characteristics and needs of universities from developing countries.

In a press-service of the Moscow state University noted that this year’s Times Higher Education has significantly expanded the list of the countries investigated (48 to 50) and one and a half times increased the number of universities, bringing the total number of universities to 300.

“This rating reflects a number of important for Moscow University indicators. This educational component and research activities, and knowledge transfer, as well as the level of internationalization of students and research and teaching staff. Thousands of students and MSU staff involved in research and innovation, they make significant discoveries, a growing number of scientific publications,” commented the rating results of the MSU rector Viktor Sadovnichy.