Isu ISU entered THE World University Rankings by Subjects
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ISU entered THE World University Rankings by Subjects
12 November 2020
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Irkutsk State University entered Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. Only 42 Russian institutions of higher education are listed in the category “Physical Sciences”. ISU is the only representative of Baikal Region. 

Rector of ISU, ProfAlexander Schmidt comments on:

- The entry of ISU into the THE World University Rankings by Subject is a significant event confirming the university's position in the global scientific and educational space. In recent years, the university has achived evident progress in other areas of science, and we can hope that in the near future the efforts of researchers and faculty members working in the field of humanities and social sciences will be appreciated as well

The level of university achievements in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject is assessed based on the results of a statistical analysis of their activities, as well as the results of an annual global expert survey of representatives of the international academic community and employers.

The THE ranking in the "Physical Sciences" field analyzes universities by thirteen indicators. The disciplines under consideration relate to the natural sciences: physics, chemistry, astronomy, earth and sea sciences, mathematics and statistics, geology and astronomy.

There are 1149 universities in the THE World University Rankings 2021 by subject: physical sciences. Among the leaders there are US universities: California Institute of Technology, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University. The best Russian universities in the ranking are Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (48th place) and Moscow State University (81st place).

For the first time, ISU entered the THE World University Ranking in early September.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings is considered to be one of the most respected world university rankings. The rating is officially recognized by the Government of the Russian Federation and is the basis for assessing the effectiveness of universities. The rating methodology is currently influenced by Elsevier and the Scopus database.