NUST MISIS continues its climb in the 2019 edition of the QS World University Ranking, slotting in at 476th. Since 2015, the University has risen by 225 positions and is now among the TOP 47% of the world`s best universities.
In 2018, the QS World University Ranking attributed NUST MISIS’s improvement to the following indicators: “employer reputation”, “citation”, and “faculty/student ratio”. Likewise, in the 2019 rankings the University has seen an increase in the “employer reputation” indicator—jumping 71 spots to now place 497th in the world.
“Our University cooperates with more than 1,600 state corporations and enterprises in every area of its activities: the scientific, the educational, and the social. NUST MISIS partners with companies who are respected leaders in their industry: OMK, Metalloinvest, RUSAL, Vnesheconombank, Severstal, Panasonic, IBS, and many others. Thanks to close cooperation with the business-community, we train specialists whose professional skills and abilities meet the demands of the market. Every year, NUST MISIS students take unique internships and practices—most of them ending up with job offers—and attend nearly 100 career events, as well as participating in case-championships and in research on the order of the business community”, said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS.
The QS Regional Director of Central Europe & Central Asia Zoya Zaitseva commented on significant growth of the university in the QS World University Ranking — 2019: “NUST MISIS has done an absolutely amazing job since joining the QS World University Rankings for the first time five years ago. The achieved results prove the strategy chosen was right for the university and it managed to keep the right balance between historical traditions and innovation. The significant growth in the indicator ‘Employer Reputation’ which is based on the votes of the business community, confirms that the university is cooperating with business partners in the right manner and the efforts have finally started to bear fruit”.
The University also rose in the “citation” indicator, reaching the 601+ group globally. This increase is due to the University`s successful scientific & research activities. NUST MISIS is currently a participant of 4 MegaScience projects: LHCb, SHiP, Horizon 2020, and MoEDAL. NUST MISIS is also the only Russian university that has signed a cooperation agreement with CERN.
In 2017, NUST MISIS’s project “Large-size semi-translucent solar panels with the use of stable perovskite architectures”, led by Aldo Di Carlo, Professor of Optoelectronics and Nanoelectronics at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, won the Megagrant Program. Today, more than 30 laboratories and 3 world-class engineering centers, all staffed by leading international scientists, operate at NUST MISIS.
In the “faculty/student ratio” indicator, NUST MISIS moved up 35 positions to 174th in the world. The University also scored well in the “international student ratio” indicator, clocking in at 262th. This is further proof of the demand international students have to study at the University. Today, of NUST MISIS’s 17,000 students, 3,300 are international, coming from 69 countries around the world to receive their education at NUST MISIS.