THE Rankings: Best “Young” and “Golden” Universities
Eight universities represent Russian higher education.
Britain’s Times Higher Education simultaneously presented two rankings: THE Young University Rankings and THE Golden Age Universities Rankings. The first lists the most successful universities under 50 years old. This year, THE ranked 414 higher education centres, up 63 from 2019. Russia is traditionally represented by Higher School of Economics (established in 1992) and Siberian Federal University (established in 2006). HSE moved up 19 positions to place 41st and SibFU entered the 351-400 group. Millenium universities founded after 2000 made a separate group. Siberian Federal University was ranked 76th.
“Golden Age” rankings can include higher education centres established in the period from 1945 to 1967. The 2020 list presents 308 universities including six Russian universities. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (est 1951) leads the Russian league at 31st position, followed by Novosibirsk State University (1959) at 95th place and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (1960) in the 101-150 group.
Both surveys rely on THE World University Rankings using such metrics as teaching, research, citations, international outlook etc.