Rapid Rise of RUDN University in QS Subject Rankings - Linguistics and Modern Languages. For the First Time RUDN is on the List of the Best Universities in the World in Mathematics, Economics and Chemistry

Rapid Rise of RUDN University in QS Subject Rankings - Linguistics and Modern Languages. For the First Time RUDN is on the List of the Best Universities in the World in Mathematics, Economics and Chemistry

On March 4, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rating Agency introduced QS WUR by Subject 2020 rankings - lists of the best universities in the world in selected subjects. RUDN University has shown a drastic growth in the areas “Linguistics” and “Modern Languages”. For the first time our university became one of the best in the world in “Mathematics”, “Economics and Econometrics” and “Chemistry”.
  • 101-150 place - Modern Languages, +50 positions in a single year;
  • 151-200 place - Linguistics, +100 in a single year.

For the first time RUDN entered subject rankings:

  • 351-400 place - Mathematics;
  • 451-500 place - Economics & Econometrics;
  • 551-600 place - Chemistry.

As for faculty area rankings, this year in RUDN University went up in “Arts and Humanities” and entered the Top-500 list of “Social Sciences and Management”.

  • Arts & Humanities - 345 place (366 place in 2019)
  • Social Sciences & Management - 401-450 place (entered for the first time).

On chemistry

RUDN University was first included in the subject ranking in chemistry, in which scientometric indicators are important. Points for citation and the H-index almost doubled during one year.

The citation of articles on chemistry ensured publication of articles in highly rated journals. So, last year Q1 and Q2 journals published 241 articles by RUDN chemists. At the same time, 74 articles were published in the top 10%, and 10 articles in the top 1% of the world's most cited SJR journals.

The academic reputation of chemistry at RUDN University is evidenced by the fact that world-class scientists from France, Spain, Iran, China, the USA, Japan, as well as Nobel laureates, including Professor Jean-Pierre Savage, participate in our conferences.

192 articles have been published in collaboration with leading foreign chemists.

Professor Rafael Luque from Spain working at RUDN University, has H-index 66 (Scopus), 62 (WoS). RUDN University has joint research initiatives with Professor Eric Van der Eycken from Belgium - with H-index 47 (Scopus).

On Modern Languages and Linguistics

The largest number of points RUDN University received for the employer reputation indicator:Linguistics - 85.3 points, Modern Languages - 79.7 points.

The director of the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration, Yulia Ebzeeva, noted that growth in the areas “Linguistics” and “Modern Languages” is primarily due to an integrated approach. Here are some facts:

  • In January 2018, Modern Languages became one of the priority directions for the development of RUDN.
  • In March of the same year, the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration was created on the base of the Philological Faculty of RUDN.
  • The French National Centre for Scientific Research (Le Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS) for the first time signed an agreement with an educational institution: this allowed to open within the framework of the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration the first Russian-French laboratory the Dynamics of languages in a minority situation.
  • Russian Journal of Linguistics published by RUDN University entered the world databases Web of Science and Scopus. This is a sign of recognition of the international scientific community.
  • The master's program “Methods of Teaching Languages. Translation Studies. Simultaneous Interpretation" was launched. Its graduates are well-prepared simultaneous interpreters of international level.
  • Teachers of foreign languages have significantly increased their publication activity.

“The ranking should by no means become an end in itself. The ranking should reflect how much you love your job and are devoted to it, how much you are ready to work in a team, ready for new risky steps and also to do your best at a high professional level. If all these components together show excellent results, we can hope for a place in the ranking”, - claimed Yulia Ebzeeva.

QS international subject ranking includes only the best world universities, which have proven their competence in educational and research activities. The ratings for the 48 QS subjects consider four components: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and H-index.

For reference:

Yulia Ebzeeva - Director of the Institute of Modern Languages, Intercultural Communication and Migration, Head of the Department of Foreign Languages of the Philological Faculty, Deputy Dean of the Philological Faculty for Science, Advisor to the Rector of RUDN University for Interaction with Rating Agencies.

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