Moscow State University Joins World’s Best Universities

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Moscow State University has joined the list of the 50 best universities in the world, according to the prestigious QS World University Rankings by Subject. The university finished 13th in Linguistics, 21st in Physics and Astronomy, and 33rd in Mathematics, according to a press release received by

The seventh issue of the rating was prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds, which evaluated universities from 74 countries in 46 subjects.

Harvard University is the world’s leading university, ranking first in 15 different subjects. It is followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which received the highest marks in 12 disciplines.

In addition to Moscow State University, the rating included several other Russian universities. The St. Petersburg Mining Institute finished 15th in mineral production and industrial mining engineering while MIPT came in 42nd and Novosibirsk State University 50th in Physics and Astronomy,

In total, the QS World University Rankings by Subject included 28 Russian higher education institutions that filled 147 positions in 46 subjects. Compared to the previous year, the share of Russian universities and institutes in the rating increased from 0.82 to 1.03%.