NUST MISIS Prominent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

For the first time, NUST MISIS has entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject and is now featured in 4 of 46 subjects featured in this year`s edition: Engineering-Mineral & Mining, Materials Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Engineering-Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing. Among these four subjects, NUST MSIS ranked best in Engineering-Mineral & Mining, taking 31st among all universities in the ranking. Among all of the university-participants of Project 5-100, NUST MISIS is the only university present in the Engineering-Mineral & Mining and Materials Science rankings.

“It`s not the first year NUST MISIS has improved its international recognition, and the results of this year`s QS World University Rankings by Subject is further proof that their team is [executing their plan well]. I am very glad to see this university`s breakthrough and entering the ranking not only in four subjects, but also taking the 31st position in the mining ranking”, said Zoya Zaitseva, QS Regional Director, Central Europe & Central Asia.

NUST MISIS pays special attention to its strategic areas — mining and materials science. In the new QS World University Rankings by Subject, NUST MISIS entered the top 10% of the world`s best universities specializing in mining, and was ranked 31st with a total score of 62.3.

According to Leonid Vaisberg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Research and Engineering Corporation “Mekhanobr-Tekhnika”, and a member of the NUST MISIS Expert Mining Council, “In the last few years I have been observing the rebirth of the mining field, which is happening thanks to the active work of NUST MISIS management. Science schools in the fields of petrophysics, the enrichment and processing of rocks, the physical chemistry of coal, and others are being developed. World-class laboratories, offering breakthrough research for the mining industry, are being established. I see the increased interest of young people in mining specialties — very strong and well-prepared applicants are showing up to university. I know that the leading enterprises of the industry — ‘Karakan-Invest’, SUEK, ALROSA, and other companies connected with the mining field — have a very high opinion about the level of training students receive at the NUST MISIS College of Mining”.

The highest rating NUST MISIS received was for the “Reputation among employers” indicator — with 92.8 points. The demand for a university`s graduates during employment is the key factor for the QS World University Rankings by Subject when evaluating international universities.

According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject results for materials science, NUST MISIS entered the top 30% of the world`s best universities specializing in the field of materials science. NUST MISIS fell within the 251-300 group for the “Academic reputation” indicator, clocking in with 67.3 points.

“We consider NUST MISIS students as high-potential employees and start to work with them from their 3rd year of studies. NUST MISIS students do their internships and placements on metallurgical and mining & processing plants here at Metalloinvest, as well as participate in specific production projects. We offer special scholarship programs to the best students. Our longstanding collaboration allows NUST MISIS to adapt its educational programs upon the requests of the industry, and allows us to be sure of hiring specialists with a degree obtained at NUST MISIS”, said Andrey Varichev, Executive Director and CEO at Metalloinvest.

According to the 2016 results, among the university-participants of Project 5-100, NUST MISIS is first in the number of publications in the engineering & materials science field in journals in the first quartile of the SNIP.

According to results of the rankings for Engineering-Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing, and Physics & Astronomy — NUST MISIS entered the top half of the world`s best universities, scoring in the 351-400 and 451-500 groups, respectively.

“The strategic goal of NUST MISIS is to become one of the key research and education centers in the fields of materials science, mining and metallurgy. In 2016, NUST MISIS entered the U.S. News Best Global Universities-2017 Rankings for the subject of Materials Science. The new QS Ranking by Subject has not only confirmed the university`s success in this field but also signified new achievements — NUST MISIS also entered the world`s top-50 universities in the field of mining. These are results of great work aimed at the development of a research base, as well as the strengthening of our academic staff’s workforce capacity”, said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS.

Today, NUST MISIS is one of Russia`s leading technological universities, taking the leading positions in the fields of materials science and mining. Now, the university`s achievements are measured on an international level. This all became possible thanks to the development of numerous research areas, which are led by leading Russian and international scientists. NUST MISIS`s effective work with the business community, which needs innovation materials and new technologies for technological breakthroughs in different fields such as biomedicine, aviation, the automotive industry, space, etc., has also had a great influence on the university`s development.