The international agency Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has published rankings by subject of universities in the world. Novosibirsk State University has significantly improved their representation and positions in the QS rankings by subject and has been ranked among the best universities in the world in 9 subjects.
Novosibirsk State University now appears among the world's elite institutions in 9 of the 46 subjects and 3 subject areas featured in this year's QS World University Rankings by Subject.
To compile ratings, the agency analyzed about 19 thousand aspects of training at more than 4 thousand universities in the world. NSU in 2017 was noted in 9 subject ratings, which is almost twice as many as last year.
The University has shown positive dynamics in Physics and Astronomy for several years. Over the past year, NSU has also managed to jump 50 positions and moved up from the group 51-100 and entered the top 50 best universities in the world.
In the subject areas of «Chemical Technology» and «Agricultural Technologies», NSU occupies a leading position in Russia. University mathematicians, archaeologists, informatics, chemists, biologists, geologists, philosophers, and linguists have also demonstrated a high level of international competitiveness. For example, three academic subject areas at NSU: "Archeology," "Mathematics" and "Chemical Technology" are in the 101-150 range group, and "Modern Languages" have moved in a year from the 201-250 group to the 151-200 group. "Philosophy" has maintained its position.
The significant strengthening of NSU's positions in international ratings was the result of targeted efforts by the University to attract the best scientists in Novosibirsk Akademgorodok, by expanding the range of international contacts of teachers at Novosibirsk State University, and increasing the number of major international and Russian scientific events conducted by NSU. The number of international students who pay for their education at NSU has increased. Strengthening the University's position is noted primarily in the seven strategic directionsx where the resources from the program to improve international competitiveness were focused last year.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject is published annually starting from 2011. It assesses the position of the world's leading universities in 46 spheres.
University scores are based on four indicators: the opinion of the academic community, the views of employers, article citation index, and the Hirsch Index (h-index).