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The media company U.S. News & World Report has published its regular ranking of the world’s best universities, U.S. News Best Global Universities 2019. This ranking focuses mainly on academic research of universities and their global reputation. According to this year’s results, Lobachevsky University ranked 417th among the best universities in Europe and improved its position in the world physics ranking, taking 470th place (a year earlier, UNN occupied 496th place in this subject ranking).

“We are glad that the University of Nizhny Novgorod was included in the list of the world’s best universities. This is an indicator of the success of the entire regional system of higher education,” said the Governor of the Nizhny Novgorod region Gleb Nikitin. A total of 14 Russian universities are included in the overall ranking, 12 of them are the universities participating in the 5-100 Project. Moscow State University is once again the leader of the world ranking among Russian universities. It holds the 275th position, Lobachevsky University ranks 13th among Russian institutions of higher education. “We work closely with the UNN in a number of areas, in particular, in creating the «Quantorium» science park," Gleb Nikitin added. The Governor is confident that “international recognition will have a positive impact on the implementation of all the projects that have been planned.”

According to UNN Rector, Professor Evgeny Chuprunov, Lobachevsky University has significant achievements in developing its research and innovation activities. “I am pleased to note that Lobachevsky University is once again highly appreciated by the world expert community and is competing successfully with leading foreign universities. In recent years, we have been able to qualitatively update our research infrastructure, started some unique research projects, and, of course, expanded the possibilities of cooperation with leading world scientific and educational centers,” said Evgeny Chuprunov.