The best universities in Eurasia

Times Higher Education table reveals top institutions across 16 Eurasia nations

August 30, 2018
Lomonosov Moscow State University
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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.

The table uses the same methodology as the 2018 THE World University Rankings but only the 16 countries in Eurasia are eligible for inclusion. These are: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, the Republic of Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

The table was launched at THE’s Research Excellence Summit: Eurasia, which is being held this week in partnership with Russia’s Kazan Federal University to explore how research institutions can best support growth in the rapidly developing region.

ellie.bothwell@timeshighereducation.com

The Times Higher Education Eurasia ranking

Rank World University Rank 2018 Institution Country Teaching score Research score Citation score Industry score International score Overall score
1 194 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation 74.2 61.6 15.8 89.0 61.1 52.3
2 251–300 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology Russian Federation 47.7 41.4 50.0 99.9 51.7 48.1
3 301–350 Tomsk Polytechnic University Russian Federation 29.0 17.7 81.5 69.7 50.9 44.0
4 301–350 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology Iran 24.8 12.2 99.1 56.1 15.5 43.4
5 301–350 Koç University Turkey 25.7 32.1 65.2 84.3 53.8 43.0
6 351–400 Sabancı University Turkey 23.2 35.2 62.1 87.8 46.6 41.8
7 351–400 Higher School of Economics Russian Federation 32.8 28.7 61.6 39.4 40.5 40.9
8 401–500 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI Russian Federation 32.6 25.5 53.1 99.7 49.5 39.6
9 401–500 Bilkent University Turkey 23.3 20.3 67.1 42.8 55.6 38.4
10 401–500 Kazan Federal University Russian Federation 25.5 16.5 70.9 38.8 30.1 37.1
=11 401–500 Novosibirsk State University Russian Federation 42.9 29.5 34.7 37.9 41.3 36.2
=11 401–500 Saint Petersburg State University Russian Federation 47.3 29.8 31.5 33.1 37.4 36.2
13 401–500 Boğaziçi University Turkey 21.5 21.4 57.3 55.1 47.7 35.0
14 501–600 Tomsk State University Russian Federation 36.7 26.5 32.8 63.6 57.1 34.7
15 501–600 ITMO University Russian Federation 26.5 17.8 44.3 67.7 50.3 32.0
16 601–800 Sharif University of Technology Iran 25.5 26.5 36.7 96.4 19.6 30.5
17 601–800 Amirkabir University of Technology Iran 27.4 27.2 35.3 74.4 16.8 30.1
18 601–800 Isfahan University of Technology Iran 21.4 20.5 41.8 84.1 20.1 28.7
=19 601–800 Atılım University Turkey 16.1 7.5 60.0 33.3 34.6 28.5
=19 601–800 Istanbul Technical University Turkey 22.5 24.2 33.5 100.0 25.6 28.5
21 601–800 Iran University of Science and Technology Iran 25.5 24.7 36.3 51.2 15.1 28.4
22 601–800 Middle East Technical University Turkey 28.6 20.6 31.9 61.2 29.4 28.0
23 601–800 Hacettepe University Turkey 28.2 10.7 42.9 33.8 23.6 27.1
24 601–800 University of Tehran Iran 31.1 21.7 28.2 31.7 21.4 26.7
25 601–800 Samara State Aerospace University Russian Federation 33.6 10.4 34.9 51.3 19.4 26.4
=26 601–800 Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University Russian Federation 28.5 14.8 27.3 53.0 48.8 26.1
=26 601–800 Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran 44.2 14.0 21.4 35.6 17.7 26.1
28 601–800 National University of Science and Technology (MISiS) Russian Federation 22.0 20.1 24.2 60.1 56.3 25.6
29 601–800 University of Tabriz Iran 25.0 14.6 35.2 41.2 16.0 24.7
30 601–800 Gebze Technical University Turkey 19.8 10.4 34.7 33.4 26.6 22.3
31 601–800 K.N. Toosi University of Technology Iran 19.4 18.5 27.0 47.4 16.7 21.9
32 801–1000 İzmir Institute of Technology Turkey 18.8 9.2 32.3 42.4 29.8 21.4
=33 801–1000 Bauman Moscow State Technical University Russian Federation 39.8 16.3 4.6 52.5 20.0 21.0
=33 801–1000 Istanbul University Turkey 26.4 18.1 14.9 52.6 24.4 21.0
35 801–1000 Shiraz University Iran 22.9 20.5 18.4 45.3 16.6 20.9
36 801–1000 Shahid Beheshti University Iran 21.8 19.8 19.1 46.7 16.4 20.6
=37 801–1000 Marmara University Turkey 19.4 22.7 16.5 31.7 20.5 19.9
=37 801–1000 TOBB University of Economics and Technology Turkey 15.6 10.2 31.1 32.4 26.9 19.9
39 801–1000 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad Iran 22.9 14.7 20.1 35.8 20.2 19.7
40 801–1000 Novosibirsk State Technical University Russian Federation 22.5 10.6 20.6 35.8 30.4 19.3
=41 801–1000 University of Isfahan Iran 24.8 20.2 9.1 41.4 16.1 18.5
=41 801–1000 Yıldız Technical University Turkey 18.7 7.7 26.6 42.6 20.5 18.5
43 801–1000 Erciyes University Turkey 17.0 11.0 21.8 71.2 20.8 18.3
44 801–1000 Belarusian State University Belarus 21.0 9.9 11.9 43.1 54.8 18.0
45 801–1000 University of Guilan Iran 18.0 10.9 24.4 32.0 14.0 17.8
46 801–1000 National Research Saratov State University Russian Federation 20.6 13.2 13.3 36.3 29.8 17.3
47 801–1000 Akdeniz University Turkey 16.2 15.6 12.3 99.7 18.4 17.1
48 801–1000 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod Russian Federation 24.4 11.0 10.7 41.9 27.3 16.9
49 801–1000 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ukraine 27.3 10.1 7.6 32.5 33.5 16.8
50 801–1000 Southern Federal University Russian Federation 22.4 8.2 14.8 39.2 23.4 16.4
51–60 1001+ Alzahra University Iran 18.0 9.2 14.3 33.3 13.8 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ Anadolu University Turkey 13.8 9.7 15.5 32.3 15.9 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ Ankara University Turkey 18.9 8.9 11.4 32.4 20.8 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ Far Eastern Federal University Russian Federation 21.2 9.6 7.9 36.2 33.8 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ Gazi University Turkey 18.8 9.1 11.2 36.2 15.7 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET) Russian Federation 18.5 14.9 4.1 33.8 23.3 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ RUDN University Russian Federation 21.2 9.5 5.6 35.3 45.1 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ Ural Federal University Russian Federation 22.3 11.9 5.8 38.4 27.8 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Ukraine 21.3 7.9 3.1 32.0 51.4 13.7–15.2
51–60 1001+ University of Zanjan Iran 16.2 9.4 15.7 38.3 17.3 13.7–15.2
61–70 1001+ Dokuz Eylül University Turkey 16.1 7.6 14.5 32.8 16.9 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Georgia 16.2 8.7 2.7 32.2 40.9 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Lviv Polytechnic National University Ukraine 18.2 7.6 3.7 31.8 25.0 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ National Technical University of Ukraine – Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Ukraine 22.0 8.2 1.9 32.6 18.2 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Perm State University Russian Federation 18.0 9.5 3.9 36.7 17.9 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Sechenov University Russian Federation 23.4 8.4 0.8 33.8 23.9 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Siberian Federal University Russian Federation 19.6 9.0 6.2 35.8 16.0 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Voronezh State University Russian Federation 20.8 7.1 1.9 33.2 24.4 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Yazd University Iran 14.6 9.9 14.8 0.4 15.5 11.5–13.6
61–70 1001+ Yeditepe University Turkey 15.4 8.0 9.7 0.2 23.4 11.5–13.6
71+ 1001+ University of Birjand Iran 15.5 7.6 8.7 32.0 14.6 10.3–11.4
71+ 1001+ Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Ukraine 20.2 3.1 3.7 1.4 36.4 10.3–11.4
71+ 1001+ Ondokuz Mayis University Turkey 16.7 7.3 4.3 33.2 16.8 10.3–11.4
71+ 1001+ Volgograd State Technical University Russian Federation 17.7 6.9 2.0 41.5 17.7 10.3–11.4

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