International Recognition of Lomonosov Moscow State University

Lomonosov Moscow State University is the only Russian university among the world’s top 100 universities in the two international rankings: ARWU and QS World University Rankings.

QS World University Rankings® 2022
78th place

ARWU World University Rankings 2020 
93th place


This is the first time in the history of international rankings that a Russian university is positioned so highly. Lomonosov Moscow State University’s entering the list of the world’s top 100 universities in leading global rankings and continuous improvement of indicators is recognized by experts as a prominent achievement, evidencing the high quality of education and science, as well as the high status of its diploma.

The 4th (2020) edition of the Moscow international ranking «Three University Missions» created in accordance with the order of the President of the Russian Federation with the participation of the Russian Union of Rectors and the Russian Academy of Sciences.
21nd place
In this ranking, Lomonosov Moscow State University is featured as the best Russian university, well ahead of the other universities in the country both in terms of general and subject rankings.

ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 
Lomonosov Moscow State University has become the leader among Russian universities in terms of its visibility in various subject areas. It was included in 16 subject rankings in such fields of knowledge as natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, life sciences and medicine.

Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 
37th place
Lomonosov Moscow State University is the only Russian university among the world’s top 40 universities.

QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2020
Lomonosov Moscow State University was included in the world’s top 100 universities in terms of two most important indicators in the ranking: 
21st place by «Success of graduates»,
54th place by «Reputation among employers»
Compared to 2019, the university’s positions also improved based on 5 other indicators.

Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Rankings 2021
1st place six years in a row
In the fifth edition of the ranking, the published part of the list includes 300 of the best universities in the region from 26 countries.

THE Emerging Economies University Rankings 2020
5th place
Leading position among Russian universities.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020
In 2020, Lomonosov Moscow State University demonstrated its best performance in the history of the ranking.
Lomonosov Moscow State University entered the list of the world’s top 100 universities in four of five subject areas and in 13 disciplines:
Subject areas:
21st place in Natural Sciences
47th place in Art and Humanities
54th place in Social Sciences and Management
59th place in Engineering and Technology
24th place in Linguistics
33rd place in Physics and Astronomy
34th place in Modern Languages
43rd place in Mathematics
45th place in Hospitality and Leisure Management.
In addition, Lomonosov Moscow State University is featured in the top 100 in such disciplines as Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Information Technology, History, Archeology, Philosophy, Engineering and Space Technologies, Chemistry, Jurisprudence and in the Top-200 in Architecture and Urban Studies, English and Literature, Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacology, Earth and Sea Sciences, Geography, Materials Science, Business and Management, Media Communications, Economics and Econometrics, Pedagogy, Political and International Relations, Sociology and Statistics.

The second University Impact Rankings (2020) of the Times Higher Education
Lomonosov Moscow State University is featured in the top 15 universities based on such an indicator as «Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure».