NSU Strengthens Position in ARWU World Ranking 2018

Novosibirsk State University has improved its position in the International Academic Ranking of World Universities (2018). The ranking is prepared by the Center for World-Class Universities (CWCU) at the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

The Shanghai ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities), published annually since 2003, identifies the top 500 universities in the world. Every year this selection is made from more than 1,300 universities that receive international ratings.

For the third consecutive year, Novosibirsk State University has improved its position in the top 500 ARWU academic rankings in relation to the training of well-known scientists and publication of research results in the world's best scientific journals.

Alexei Okunev, NSU Vice-Rector for Development Programs pointed out,

The Shanghai rating confirms the effectiveness of our strategy as we continue to adhere to the world-class science and education standards that were established 59 years ago when our University was founded. Due to its orientation towards the quality of research, NSU became the first institution in the 5-100 Program to enter the ARWU rating. It is important to note that the ratings themselves are not the objective, but an effective marketing tool and we see results. This year's admission campaign once again demonstrated that our University is attracting more and more talented applicants who think seriously about their future.

The most impressive aspects of NSU in the current rating are the number of publications in the Science Citation Index – Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and the journals “Nature” and “Science” and the cumulative result of indicators for the number of researchers and teachers at the University. NSU demonstrates annual growth in each of these indicators.

In the ARWU ranking, universities receive scores for six indicators: graduates - Nobel and Fields Prize winners (10% of the total points), teachers who received similar awards (20%), citation index (20%), publications in the journals “Nature” and “Science” (20 %), publications indexed by the Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%), and the cumulative results of previous indicators in relation to the number of university staff (10%).

This year NSU entered the ARWU rating in 8 subject areas which is the best result among universities in the 5-100 Program. The subject areas ranked are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Instrumentation, “Energy and Machine Building”, and “Mining Sciences and Mining”. In the field of Mining Sciences and Mining, NSU is among the top 100 universities in the world.