The best universities in Eurasia

Russia’s Lomonosov Moscow State University has topped a new Times Higher Education table of the best research-intensive universities in Eurasia. As well as taking the overall number one spot in THE’s Eurasia ranking, the Russian institution ranks top in the region for its teaching environment, its research environment and its international outlook.

The overall top three is completed by two other Russian universities: the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, which achieves a very high industry income score, and Tomsk Polytechnic University, which has a strong citation impact. More than a third (27) of the 74 places in the ranking are taken by Russian universities, making it the most-represented country, followed by Turkey, with 22 institutions, and Iran, with 18.

Iran’s Babol Noshirvani University of Technology is fourth overall and ranks top for citation impact, while Turkey’s Istanbul Technical University at joint 19th overall leads the industry income measure. Universities from six countries feature in the table: Russia, Iran, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Georgia. (Read more…)