Lobachevsky University listed in the U.S. News Best Global Universities 2020 ranking
The media company U.S. News & World Report has published its rankings of the world’s best universities, U.S. News Best Global Universities 2020. This rating has very strict selection criteria and focuses mainly on academic research performed by universities, as well as their global reputation. This year, Lobachevsky University ranks 434th among the best universities in Europe. UNN is also listed among the top 500 best universities in the world in the area of studies "Physics" improving its position by ten points to the 460th place over last year’s result when it ranked 470th . 17 Russian universities have been ranked this year, including 12 participants of the 5-100 project. The leader of the global rating among Russian universities is the Lomonosov Moscow State University holding the 266th position. Lobachevsky University takes the 14th place among Russian universities.
According to Acting Rector Kirill Markov, Lobachevsky University works in cutting-edge areas of science and technology, which makes it possible to achieve globally significant results and to maintain the reputation of a leading international research center. "We have been successfully developing such areas as biomedicine, physics, nanotechnology, supercomputing, the humanities, etc. The University has successfully implemented a number of megagrants and other unique projects with the participation of leading scientists. Our students every year demonstrate excellent results in international competitions in programming and other disciplines. Through our participation in the state program for competitiveness enhancement, we were able to qualitatively upgrade our research infrastructure, to start new educational programs, to expand the possibilities of cooperation with the world's leading research and educational centers. Among other things, this contributed to a substantially higher interestin Lobachevsky University among foreign students," Kirill Markov said.
The overall Best Global Universities rankings encompass the top 1,500 institutions spread across 81 countries, up from 75 countries last year. U.S. News has been ranking U.S. universities separately for more than 30 years, and since 2014 it has been publishing global rankings. U.S. News Best Global Universities rankings are based on 13 indicators, including publications activity, citation, global and regional research reputation.