ARWU-2022: St Petersburg University is Russia’s second top university
St Petersburg University has once again achieved a high result, becoming the second Russian university according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022. Only Lomonosov Moscow State University has a higher place among Russian higher education institutions.
The ranking compilers consider the scientific results of university employees and their publication activity. Among the University’s specialists is Professor Nikolay Kuznetsov, Head of the Department of Applied Cybernetics at St Petersburg University, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics. He is ranked among the world’s highly cited researchers. In the Shanghai ranking, the highly cited researcher status carries a weight comparable to that of a Nobel Prize winner and a Fields Medallist.
ARWU was created by Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003; its other name is the Shanghai Ranking. It ranks more than 2,000 universities. ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities. These are: the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals; number of highly cited researchers; number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science; number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index; and per capita performance of a university. At present, the ranking presents the world’s top 1,000 universities.
For reference: this year, St Petersburg University also entered the world’s top 100 universities in Automation and Control. At the same time, the University has become the absolute leader in the number of supported mega-grant applications in Russia.