Times Higher Education international rankings agency has published the results of the THE World University Rankings by subject 2021.
This year, South Ural State University has been included into three rankings by subject at once according to the THE. For the second year, the university has been included in the THE Engineering & Technology ranking by subject, where it has improved its position and is located in the 501-600 interval group of more than 900 world universities training specialists in the field of automation and control systems, construction, electrical engineering, power engineering, metallurgy, mechanical engineering, etc.
In the THE Physical Sciences ranking by subject, SUSU also had positive dynamics and took the position 601-800 among the world universities training specialists in mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry, nanotechnologies, Earth sciences, etc.
This year SUSU has expanded the list of rankings by subject and, for the first time, it has been included in the THE Computer Science ranking, where it took the position 601-800. This ranking by subject assesses universities in a fairly wide and promising area, including both theoretical and applied scientific areas, including information systems, computer networks and communications, artificial intelligence, computer vision and pattern recognition, as well as a number of others.
One should mention that the level of the achievements of universities in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject is assessed based on the results of the statistical analysis of the university activity, as well as on the results of the annual global expert survey among the representatives of the international academic community and employers. Like the general world ranking, the ranking by subject assesses universities against 13 indicators grouped into 5 categories: the level of teaching, the quality of research and the volume of citation in research, the university’s involvement in innovative processes and global research. At the same time, these criteria have different values as compared to the general world rankings criteria and take the specifics of particular scientific fields into consideration.