U.S. News & World Report recently published their annual ranking “Best Global Universities-2019” where the best universities in the world are listed. In total, the list includes 1250 universities from 75 countries. Fourteen Russian universities were in this year’s ratings, and NSU was in the first Russian troika behind Moscow State University and National Research Nuclear University (MEPhl).
This year Novosibirsk State University rose 38 positions, to take 433 place in the overall rating. The rating is based on 13 indicators with weights that U.S. News chose to measure global research effectiveness. The main criteria were global reputation, academic research conducted by the university, as well as publication activity, and citations.
Mikhail Fedoruk, NSU Rector, commented on the ratings,
Ratings are not an end in themselves for us, however we are now in a global environment, the first impression of a university and its capabilities are based on the most well-known and respected ratings. NSU is faced with the task of converting existing potential and achievements into the development of new popular educational programs, as well as raising the bar and making world-class education accessible in Russia and, in particular, Siberia. Sixty years ago, this goal seemed impossible, but the researchers who founded Akademgorodok and laid a solid foundation for a research base achieved it. Today, thanks to our classical approach to education in the most modern subjects, such as nuclear medicine and cryptography, our potential is growing, and with it our position in the global ratings.
It is worth noting that since 2016, Novosibirsk State University has improved its position rising from a ranking of 672 to 433. Also, NSU placed in 4 subject ratings in U.S. News "Best Global Universities-2019" in "Physics" (75th place), "Mathematics" (166th place), "Chemistry" (228th place) and "Engineering" (584th place) .
For 30 years U.S. News & World Report has been publishing ratings for American universities and in the current international format since 2014. To be ranked among higher educational institutions, a university must either enter the top 250 based on the Clarivate Analytics Global Reputation Survey, or have at least 1500 publications in the Web of Science Core Collection from 2011 to 2016.