NMSTU is ranked within the TOP 200 universities in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia rankings 2016

A total of 64 Russian universities have been ranked in the QS ranking making Russia a leader among the 21 participating countries by the number of participating universities.

The ranking is based on methodology that accounts for the differentiating features of local higher education systems and serves as a guide for students, academics and local government officials who are interested in international mobility. The ranking is also used as an analytical tool and helps compare the leading universities of the region that strive to gain more popularity on a global scale.


NMSTU ranks No. 54 in the Russian university ranking for research performance (a project by the Russian Foundation for Humanitarian Research)


When creating this ranking the authors followed the ever popular assumption that national universities should make money on their R&D projects. Accordingly, if a university consistently succeeds in this, it proves its relevance to the market and the national economics. But if a university fails to make money on R&D, it is considered lacking in usefulness which degrades such university to the status of a school.


NMSTU is ranked among the top 55 universities of Russia that are engaged in implementing Strategic Development Programmes supported by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science


On November 1, 2011 the Russian Ministry of Education and Science announced a competition for the Ministry’s support of strategic development programmes implemented by the state higher education institutions. The competition followed the Provisions on Competitive Support for the State Higher Education Institutions Strategic Development Programmes, which is a part of the mission assigned by the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin following his meeting with the Russian Rectors Union members which took place in Moscow in August 2011.

248 applications were submitted by the higher education institutions that report to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and that, as of 2012, were not receiving any funds from the federal budget to support their development programmes.

All the participating institutions were divided into three categories: classical universities, technical universities and humanities universities and others. Each application was based on the strategic development programme and was evaluated following the below criteria:

  • Educational, scientific and innovative potential;
  • Financial sustainability;
  • Analysis of the strategic development plan and the proposed projects;
  • Analysis of the overall development budget including the subsidy requested.

As a result of the competition, 55 universities were selected that were to receive the government funds to support their strategic development initiatives in 2012 through 2014.


In LevelPride (Altai Territorial Organization Russian Youth Association), an open ranking of Russian universities, NMSTU ranks No. 5 in 2015

A rating position is calculated using uploaded achievements in and outside of studies of users who study at a university. A list of all university students and an access to achievements published by such students is open and free. This allows for transparency and a view of the university through the prism of students’ actual achievement. Graduates can also help their universities.

To increase a university ranking, students of such university should:

  1. be registered with the system at: levelpride.com,
  2. join a group bearing a name of their university, and
  3. upload all achievements.

According to Chief Executive Officer magazine (October of 2013), NMSTU ranks No. 6 in the ranking of Russian universities

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According to Forbes magazine (December of 2014) NMSTU ranks No. 13 in the ranking of Russian universities

The December issue of Forbes Life presents a ranking of universities where most of people mentioned in a Russian list of Forbes have got their higher education. Universities are ranked by an aggregate wealth of billionaire alumni. Wealth of entrepreneurs is stated as of 12 February 2014, and the column “company” includes a main source of wealth.

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