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Lomonosov Moscow State University is the best university in Russia
in all the leading world rankings
Lomonosov Moscow State University is the best university in Russia in all the leading world rankings
RANKED 37th
in the reputation ranking "THE World Reputation Rankings 2020"
RANKED 37th
in the reputation ranking "THE World Reputation Rankings 2020"
Having moved up one line and ranked 37th in 2020, Lomonosov Moscow State University became the only Russian university to make it into the Top 40 best universities in the world. The Times Higher Education University Reputation Rankings are trusted by academics, students and governments around the world. The rating is compiled on the basis of 13 indicators, combined into 5 groups: training and educational environment, scientific work, citation of scientific publications, international mobility of students and staff.

Having moved up one line and ranked 37th in 2020, Lomonosov Moscow State University became the only Russian university to make it into the Top 40 best universities in the world. The Times Higher Education University Reputation Rankings are trusted by academics, students and governments around the world. The rating is compiled on the basis of 13 indicators, combined into 5 groups: training and educational environment, scientific work, citation of scientific publications, international mobility of students and staff.

RANKED 74th
in the global ranking "QS World University Rankings® 2021"
RANKED 74th
in the global ranking "QS World University Rankings® 2021"
In the QS 2021 ranking, Moscow State University immediately rose 10 positions higher compared to the results of last year. Since 2014, Moscow University has consistently remained the best Russian university selected by international experts. Among the strengths of the university highlighted in the ranking are, first of all, the reputation in the world academic community, which is estimated according to the reviews of 100+ thousand representatives of scientific and educational institutions around the world, as well as the active work of Moscow State University to attract foreign students and teachers.

In the QS 2021 ranking, Moscow State University immediately rose 10 positions higher compared to the results of last year. Since 2014, Moscow University has consistently remained the best Russian university selected by international experts. Among the strengths of the university highlighted in the ranking are, first of all, the reputation in the world academic community, which is estimated according to the reviews of 100+ thousand representatives of scientific and educational institutions around the world, as well as the active work of Moscow State University to attract foreign students and teachers.

RANKED 93rd
in the international ranking of the 500 best universities in the world
"ARWU World University Rankings 2020"
RANKED 93rd
in the international ranking of the 500 best universities in the world
"ARWU World University Rankings 2020"
In 2020, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy presented a new version of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the annual ranking of the best universities in the world. The ranking includes 11 Russian universities, with Lomonosov Moscow State University occupiying the leading position. When compiling the ranking, 6 indicators are taken into account: the number of Nobel or Fields laureates among alumni and employees, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in the "Nature and Science" journal, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, and the weighted indicator of aforementioned indicators per a university employee.

In 2020, Shanghai Ranking Consultancy presented a new version of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the annual ranking of the best universities in the world. The ranking includes 11 Russian universities, with Lomonosov Moscow State University occupiying the leading position. When compiling the ranking, 6 indicators are taken into account: the number of Nobel or Fields laureates among alumni and employees, the number of highly cited researchers, the number of articles published in the "Nature and Science" journal, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, and the weighted indicator of aforementioned indicators per a university employee.

RANKED 21st
in the Moscow international ranking "Three missions of the University" (2020)
RANKED 21st
in the Moscow international ranking "Three missions of the University" (2020)
The international ranking "Three missions of the university" assesses the three key missions of the university: education, science and interaction with society. To compile the rating, only objective criteria approved by an international group of experts are used. In 2020, this ranking included 1500 universities from 97 countries of the world, including 101 universities from Russia. Lomonosov Moscow State University is the leader among Russian universities.

The international ranking "Three missions of the university" assesses the three key missions of the university: education, science and interaction with society. To compile the rating, only objective criteria approved by an international group of experts are used. In 2020, this ranking included 1500 universities from 97 countries of the world, including 101 universities from Russia. Lomonosov Moscow State University is the leader among Russian universities.

In 2021, Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the Top 100 universities in the world in four out of five subject areas:

  • Ranked 21st in the subject area "Natural Sciences";
  • Ranked 53rd in the subject area "Art and Humanities";
  • Ranked 55th in the subject area "Social Sciences and Management";
  • Ranked 67th in the subject area "Engineering and Technology".
In addition, Moscow State University entered the Top 50 in certain subjects and areas:

  • 24th position- "Linguistics";
  • 29th position- "Physics and Astronomy";
  • 32nd position- "Oil and Gas Business";
  • 34th position- "Mathematics";
  • 36th position- "Modern languages";
  • 41st position- "Philosophy".
In 2021, Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the Top 100 universities in the world in four out of five subject areas:

  • Ranked 21st in the subject area "Natural Sciences";
  • Ranked 53rd in the subject area "Art and Humanities";
  • Ranked 55th in the subject area "Social Sciences and Management";
  • Ranked 67th in the subject area "Engineering and Technology".
In addition, Moscow State University entered the Top 50 in certain subjects and areas:

  • 24th position- "Linguistics";
  • 29th position- "Physics and Astronomy";
  • 32nd position- "Oil and Gas Business";
  • 34th position- "Mathematics";
  • 36th position- "Modern languages";
  • 41st position- "Philosophy".
In the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020, MSU ranks among the Top 100 best universities in the world in terms of two of the most important ranking indicators:

  • 21st among the world's leading universities according to the "Success of graduates"criterion,
  • 54th according to the "Reputation among employers" criterion.
In the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020, MSU ranks among the Top 100 best universities in the world in terms of two of the most important ranking indicators:

  • 21st among the world's leading universities according to the "Success of graduates"criterion,
  • 54th according to the "Reputation among employers" criterion.