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MSU in the Rankings
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
37th PLACE
in the reputation ranking "THE World Reputation Rankings 2020"
37th PLACE
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.

74th PLACE
in the global ranking "QS World University Rankings® 2021"
74th PLACE
in the global ranking "QS World University Rankings® 2021"
In the QS 2021 ranking, Moscow State University immediately rose 10 steps higher compared to the results of last year. Since 2014, Moscow University has consistently remained the best Russian university as chosen 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 steps higher compared to the results of last year. Since 2014, Moscow University has consistently remained the best Russian university as chosen 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.

93rd PLACE
in the international ranking of the 500 best universities in the world
"ARWU World University Rankings 2020"
93rd PLACE
in the international ranking of the 500 best universities in the world
"ARWU World University Rankings 2020"
In 2020, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy presented a new version of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the annual ranking of the best universities in the world. The rating includes 11 Russian universities, the leader among which is the Lomonosov Moscow State University. 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 journals Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, and the weighted indicator of previous indicators per one a university employee.

In 2020, ShanghaiRanking Consultancy presented a new version of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the annual ranking of the best universities in the world. The rating includes 11 Russian universities, the leader among which is the Lomonosov Moscow State University. 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 journals Nature and Science, the number of articles indexed in the Science Citation Index, and the weighted indicator of previous indicators per one a university employee.

21st PLACE
in the Moscow international ranking "Three missions of the University" (2020)
21st PLACE
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 a 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 a 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:

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

  • 24th place - "Linguistics";
  • 29th place - "Physics and Astronomy";
  • 32nd place - "Oil and Gas Business";
  • 34th place - "Mathematics";
  • 36th place - "Modern languages";
  • 41st place - "Philosophy".

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


  • 21st place in the subject area "Natural Sciences";
  • 53rd place in the subject area "Art and Humanities";
  • 55th place in the subject area "Social Sciences and Management";
  • 67th place in the subject area "Engineering and Technology".

Also, Moscow State University entered the Top 50 in certain subjects and areas:


  • 24th place - "Linguistics";
  • 29th place - "Physics and Astronomy";
  • 32nd place - "Oil and Gas Business";
  • 34th place - "Mathematics";
  • 36th place - "Modern languages";
  • 41st place - "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 place among the world's leading universities according to the criterion "Success of graduates",
  • 54th place according to the criterion "Reputation among employers".

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