General information on ranking

Name of the ranking The Three University Missions Moscow International University Ranking
Geographical scope Global
Name of person in charge of ranking Dmitry Grishankov
E-mail of person in charge of ranking
Website of the ranking
Publication frequency annual
First year of publication 2017
Most recent year of publication 2019
Date of last update 2020-03-03
Ranking organization Association of Rating, Ranking and Other Performance Evaluations Makers (ARM)
Website of the methodology

The Three University Missions Moscow International University Ranking (MosIUR) evaluates the quality of education, scientific work, and the universities' contribution to society. The ranking uses 17 criteria divided into three groups: Education, Research, and University and Society.

The shortlist of the Moscow International University Ranking aims to provide the widest possible representation of the leading multi-profile universities all over the world, the quota being assigned to each country with regard to the of the country’s contribution to global economy. MosIUR shortlists those universities that achieved leading positions in global university rankings and/or national academic rankings listed in IREG Inventory of National Rankings, and, in some cases, also those universities showing the highest research productivity according to InCites nationally. Narrow-focused higher education institutions are excluded from consideration.

The ranking uses only objective criteria approved by the international experts. Reputation surveys are entirely excluded from consideration. The ranking is based on open data available at the official websites of universities as well as data from independent global sources: Clarivate Analytics, data and metrics provider from InCites and Global Insititutional Profiles Project (GIPP); Elsevier, owner of the bibliographic and abstract database Scopus; online platforms for mass education Coursera and edX; the universal multilingual online encyclopedia Wikipedia; search engines (Google, Yandex, Baidu); social networks (Facebook, Twitter, VK, Sina Weibo); web analytics provider Alexa; web portals of international academic student contests; websites of the academic awards from the IREG List of International Academic Awards.

Additional information

  • Type of publication: internet
  • Internet users access to ranking: open access
  • Language of publication: English, Russian
  • Main target groups: employers, higher education institutions, policymakers, governments and funding agencies, quality assurance, accreditation, and recognition organizations, students and parents
  • Level of comparison: institutional
  • Major dimensions covered: employability, internationalization, regional engagement, research, social engagement, teaching, web presence
  • Structure of presentation: ordinary presentation (league tables)
  • Data sources: data collected from HEIs by ranking organization, data collected from HEIs by third-party agency, third-party database (data not provided by HEI)
  • Quality assurance of ranking: advisory board, certification (e.g. IREG Audit), periodic consultancy
  • Website of the ranking organization:
  • Types of the ranking organization: private, non-profit