10 August 2020

The rating agency Round University Ranking (RUR) * published the annual rankings of universities in the Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. The IKBFU showed positive dynamics in the natural sciences category and in 2020 was ranked 582nd place in the world and 34th among Russian universities, and in technical sciences, the University was ranked 609th in the world and 32nd in Russia.

In the field of natural sciences, the university has made significant progress in the quality of education. So the IKBFU was ranked 454th in the world by these indicators, thereby significantly improving its position compared to last year (517th place) and entering the so-called “Copper league”, a hit in which can be regarded as a hit in the world elite of universities. **

In addition, the IKBFU significantly improved its rating score for such groups of indicators as the “internationalization level” and “research quality”, which is caused by the active involvement of foreign teachers and researchers at the university, as well as an increase in the share of postgraduate students who defended a thesis.

In the subject ranking of universities in technical sciences, IKBFU showed its best results in such areas as the “level of internationalization” and “level of financial stability”, entering the first direction in the Copper League (430th place) and the second in the Bronze league (357th place). The university also improved its rating score for the “research quality” group of indicators, which is the result of the systematic development of scientometric indicators, since 2014, the number of scientific publications has increased 4 times.

Thanks to a high level of international scientific collaboration in the field of technical sciences the university has been ranked 29th in the world in the share of publications in international co-authorship.

* Round University Ranking (RUR) is an international university ranking published by the RUR rating agency. When compiling the rating, the activities of universities are evaluated according to twenty indicators grouped in four directions: the quality of teaching, the quality of research, the level of internationalization, and the level of financial stability.

** The RUR Copper League includes universities ranked 401-500. In the Bronze - universities ranked 301-400 places. According to the compilers of the rating, universities that are in the Copper League can be considered elite, as they are in the first 2-2.5% of the world's universities.