NUST MISIS Enters the TOP-30 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject

NUST MISIS has entered the TOP-30 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject in “Engineering-Mineral & Mining”, rising one spot from 2017. The University has also strengthened its positions in the three following subjects: “Materials Science”, “Physics & Astronomy”, and “Engineering-Mechanical”, rising by a staggering 100 spots in all 3 subjects.

According to the results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, NUST MISIS has improved its positions from 2017, now being featured in 4 subjects: “Engineering-Mineral & Mining”, “Materials Science”, “Physics & Astronomy”, and “Engineering-Mechanical”.

NUST MISIS has entered the TOP-30 of world universities in the “Engineering-Mineral & Mining” subject, rising by one position from last year. For the “Reputation among employers” indicator, NUST MISIS took 2nd place in this subject, posting 98.8 out of a possible 100 points.

“In 2017, for the first time, NUST MISIS entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject in four priority areas for our University: Engineering-Mineral & Mining, Materials Science, Physics & Astronomy, and Engineering-Mechanical. The results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 have proved the success the University has had and highlighted NUST MISIS`s new achievements: NUST MISIS has entered the TOP-30 in the ‘Engineering-Mineral & Mining’ subject, and has improved its positions by 100 spots in each of these three areas: ‘Materials Science’, ‘Physics & Astronomy’, and ‘Engineering-Mechanical’. This is the result of the implementation of a well-designed strategy for research activities, the development of our scientific infrastructure, the strengthening of the University`s human resources, and the expansion of our cooperation with the business community”, said Alevtina Chernikova, Rector of NUST MISIS.

NUST MISIS has also increased its positions in the “Reputation among employers” indicator for the “Materials Science” subject from 64.7 to 83.2 — demonstrating a high demand for NUST MISIS graduates-materials scientists among leading specialized companies. In the overall ranking for the “Materials Science” subject, NUST MISIS is now in the 201-250 group (up from 251-300 in 2017).

According to Louis Halamek, a Professor at Stanford University and a member of the NUST MISIS International Scientific Advisory Council, “NUST MISIS’s scientists have done a great job over the past few years. They have managed to not only improve the number of scientific publications but also their recognition, as their research results are now being published in the world`s leading journals with increasing frequency. I think that NUST MISIS’s success is largely due to its ability to adapt to the challenges and needs of the changing world, as well as its ability to take necessary actions without changing global goals and moving forward”.

NUST MISIS also improved its positions by 100 spots in “Physics & Astronomy” (351-400), and in “Engineering-Mechanical” (251-300). The University has shown growth in every indicator for each subject area, especially in the Reputation among employers, Academic reputation, and Citation categories.

In 2013 and 2014, NUST MISIS started to work on the creation of scientific laboratories and centers, the attraction of leading scientists, and the activation of research studies—the results of which are reflected in the increase of the number of publications in scientific journals indexed in the Web of Science and Scopus, as well as in the University’s climb in international rankings by subject. Today, 30 R&D laboratories and 3 world-class engineering centers operate at NUST MISIS. The University leads the way among the university-participants of Project 5-100 in the number of publications in the fields of engineering and materials science in journals in SNIP’s first quartile.