ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019 (ARWU) has been published today. Tomsk Polytechnic University has entered top-100 of the world’s best universities in this international rating for the first time. TPU was ranked 76 – 100th in the subject area Mechanical Engineering. Moreover, it became Russia’s only engineering university to enter top-100 universities in the subject area.
ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects and Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is released by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy annually. As of today, this is one of the world’s leading university ratings along with the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings.
TPU first entered ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. Tomsk Polytechnic University immediately made it to a high position in the band 151-200.
Acting Rector Petr Chubik noted:
‘Our University was initially established as an institute of practical engineers 123 years ago. Notably, mechanical engineering was one of the first divisions of the institute. Therefore, this subject area is fundamental to us.
To enter the top 100 of ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects means to make it to the top league of world universities. This is a significant event for us since ARWU is considered one of the most difficult rankings for Russian universities due to its tough criteria. Such result is definitely a token of hard work of the entire TPU team, proof that our strategic priorities are on the right track, that our perseverance in achieving our goal has payed off.’
Besides, Tomsk Polytechnic University also ranks 401-500 in Chemical Engineering.
ARWU uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of alumni and staff winning Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, number of highly cited researchers selected by Clarivate Analytics, number of articles published in journals of Nature and Science, number of articles indexed in Science Citation Index - Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, and per capita performance of a university.