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Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), a participant of the program for the advancement of competitiveness of Russian educational establishments, has been included for the first time in the top hundred best universities of the THE: World Reputation Ranking 2016 leading to the increase of Russian HEI representation in the rating. This year there are three Russian universities in THE: Moscow State University is on the 30th place, Saint Petersburg State University is in the group of ranking from 81 to 90, and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology is in the 91-100 group.
Phil Baty, chief editor of the THE Rankings, commented the following on the results of the Russian HEI: "As we said when we published the previous ranking, Russia will have to continue working zealously in order to sustain its competitiveness among global players such as China, which is also investing in higher education. On the whole, the presence of the third Russian representative in the Ranking Ц MIPT Ц is excellent news. Last year, only two Russian universities were in the Ranking, and before that there had been only one for many years".
"Reputation is the world currency of higher education. It may be subjective and not always just, but it is very important. The TOP 100 most prestigious universities are a small elite group including only one half of one percent of the total number of world universities," Phil Baty added. The Times Higher Education World Reputation Ranking has been published since 2011. The Ranking is compiled on the basis of a large-scale survey of the academic community. This year more than 10,000 opinions of scientists from 133 countries were recorded.