Top Universities in Russia 2018
Shivani Bhatt, 08 Dec 2017, #Russia

Top Universities in Russia 2018: One of the world’s fast-growing economies, the Russian Federation is steadily internationalizing its higher education system by offering international students with world-class learning at affordable fees. According to a UNESCO report, half of its population have higher education degrees. The country is a popular study abroad destination for medical and engineering students from Asia-Pacific region. At present, about 221,400 international students are pursuing education in 896 universities and technical institutions spread across the country.

 

Collectively, THE, QS and ARWU have ranked 29 universities; 24 by QS and 27 by THE. When we talk about the top universities in Russia, there are 29 universities in the country with Lomonosov Moscow State University at the highest position, according to the Times Higher Education and QS as well as ARWU. The second best Russian university in World University Ranking 2018 league table is Saint Petersburg State University at 240 in QS latest ranking. Almost all universities have improved their positions as compared to the previous ranking.

Careers360 has narrowed down a list of the Top universities in Russia 2018 using league tables of world university rankings published by the following three major ranking agencies this year.

Top Universities in Russia 2018

QS Rank

University

QS Rank

THE Rank

ARWU Rank

2018

2017

2018

2017

2017

2016

1

Lomonosov Moscow State University

95

108

194

188

93

87

2

Saint Petersburg State University

240

258

401–500

401–500

301-400

301-400

3

Novosibirsk State University

250

291

401–500

401–500

401-500

401-500

4

Bauman Moscow State Technical University

291

306

801–1000

601–800

 

 

5

Tomsk State University

323

377

501–600

501–600

 

 

6

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT / Moscow Phystech)

355

350

251–300

301–350

 

 

7

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)

373

401-410

401–500

401–500

 

 

8

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)

373

350

 

 

 

 

9

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University)

382

411-420

351–400

401–500

 

 

10

National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University

386

400

 

 

 

 

11

Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

401-410

411-420

601–800

601–800

 

 

12

Kazan (Volga region) Federal University

441-450

501-550

401–500

401–500

 

 

13

Ural Federal University

491-500

601-650

1001+

> 800

 

 

14

The National University of Science and Technology MISIS

501-550

601-650

601–800

> 800

 

 

15

RUDN University

501-550

601-650

1001+

> 800

 

 

16

National Research Saratov State University

551-600

551-600

801–1000

> 800

 

 

17

Southern Federal University

551-600

551-600

801–1000

> 800

 

 

18

Far Eastern Federal University

601-650

551-600

1001+

 

 

 

19

ITMO University

601-650

--

501–600

351–400

 

 

20

Lobachevsky University

701-750

701+

801–1000

 

 

 

21

Novosibirsk State Technical University

801-1000

701+

801–1000

> 800

 

 

22

Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

801-1000

701+

 

> 800

 

 

23

Samara National Research University (Samara University)

801-1000

--

601–800

 

 

 

24

Voronezh State University

801-1000

701+

1001+

> 800

 

 

25

Volgograd State Technical University

 

 

1001+

> 800

 

 

26

Siberian Federal University

 

 

1001+

> 800

 

 

27

Sechenov University

 

 

1001+

> 800

 

 

28

Perm State University

 

 

1001+

 

 

 

29

National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)

 

 

1001+

> 800

 

 

 

Lomonosov Moscow State University features among the top universities in the world for a number of subjects according to the QS ranking. It ranks at the 40th position for Natural Sciences, 70th in Arts and Humanities, 110th in Social Sciences and Management and 115th in Engineering and Technology.

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