The Raex rating agency has published the eleventh annual rating of the best universities in Russia (RAEX-100) and lists of the best universities in 29 subject areas. NUST MISIS took the first place in Russia in the field of Materials Technology, and is also among the best universities in the country in the subject rankings in physics, mathematics, mechanical engineering and robotics, oil and gas, geology, IT and management. In the overall ranking the university took 16th place, like the year before.
In 2022, RAEX ranked the best universities in 29 subject areas for the first time. NUST MISIS is represented in 8 areas. The university has shown the best results in the “Technologies of materials” rating, taking the 1st place in the country. Also, the university entered the top 5 in “Geology”, “Oil and Gas Industry”, “Mechanical Engineering and Robotics”.
When compiling the subject rankings, the statistical data of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the providers of bibliometric data Clarivate Analytics and Scopus, the organizers of student competitions “I am a professional”, the monitoring and analysis system of the media and social media SCAN-Interfax, aggregators of online courses, Alexa web analytics platform, as well as social networks were analyzed.
In the overall ranking of NUST MISIS retained its last year’s position — 16th place in Russia and entered the top 10 in the field of “Best universities in terms of research activity”. By two other key indicators of a rating — “Demand of graduates” and “Education” — the university took the 12th and 21st places respectively.
As a Rector of NUST MISIS Alevtina Chernikova noted, today, the key factors for the university’s success are a strong teaching staff, conditions for doing research and communication with the academic and business communities. Nowadays, due to the established trends of personification and interest in technical education, it is necessary to develop Russian academic mobility and network forms of education. Communication between universities will benefit the entire education system, because in each team there are scientists and teachers who create new educational programs and even scientific schools, and most importantly — help to form the student’s personality.
According to the compilers of the rating, in recent years Russian universities have made the most progress in the field of scientific publications indexed in foreign scientometric databases. Over the five past years, the number of publications per scientific and pedagogical worker on average for the top 100 universities of Russia has increased more than threefold, the number of citations per employee — almost sevenfold. At the same time, increased attention to scientometric indicators in today’s conditions becomes excessive.