According to data published on 30 June 2020 for the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, St. Petersburg universities appeared in 14 subject areas. In the previous ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, the city’s universities were represented in 10 subject areas.
The rankings included St. Petersburg State University (6 subjects), ITMO University (7 subjects), Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (2 subjects) and the Higher School of Economics, which has a branch in St. Petersburg (2 subjects).
St. Petersburg universities made their first appearances in 6 subject areas: Ecology, Pharmacy, Telecommunication Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Mining & Mineral Engineering and Management.
St. Petersburg State University entered the rankings for the first time in the subjects “Mining & Mineral Engineering” (76-100), “Ecology” (401-500) and “Pharmacy” (401-500). The university confirmed its high position in the subject matter “Automation & Control” (51-75).
ITMO University made its debut on the rankings in the fields of “Telecommunication Engineering” (151-200), “Computer Science & Engineering” (401-500) and “Management” (301-400), and held its places in 4 subject areas “Automation & Control” (76-100), “Electrical & Electronic Engineering” (301-400), “Materials Science & Engineering” (401-500) and “Nanoscience & Nanotechnology” (201-300).
Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University held its places in “Physics” (301-400) and “Instruments Science & Technology” (201-300).
On the whole, the data from the ARWU Global Ranking of Academic Subjects proves that both St. Petersburg and Russian universities have generally been able to strengthen their positions: the new rankings include 17 Russian universities in 29 subject areas.