Belarusian State University Hits Best Global Universities List

Belarusian State University (BSU) has been included in the prestigious Best Global Universities ranking.

BSU has become the first Belarusian university featured on the list!

Belarus’ leading university is ranked 668th out of the world’s best 1250 schools and 301st in Europe, according to BelTA


The Best Global Universities ranking has strict selection criteria. It evaluates scientific excellence, publications, global and regional research reputation.

Out of the 13 criteria evaluated, BSU’s highest score was in the International Collaboration category – 22nd in the world.

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This is due to BSU’s research and high integration with international projects and experiments at the Large Hadron Collider.

Besides, it occupies the 238th spot among the leading higher educational institutions in the Physics category.

Best world and European universities

This year American universities sweep the podium: Harvard University is first, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is second, Stanford University is third.

The best European schools are the University of Oxford that takes 5th place, the University of Cambridge – 7th, and King’s College London is at 17th place.

Lomonosov Moscow State University is named the best of Russia’s 15 universities featured in the ranking, being  267.

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev is the only Ukrainian school appears on the list as 1029.

Other rankings

Belarusian State University occupies high positions in respected international rankings: QS, THE, Webometrics, SIR and U-Multitrank, to name a few.

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It regularly makes it to the top 1 or 2% of the world’s best universities. For instance, it placed 334th in QS World University Rankings 2017/18.

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In 2017, the university was ranked 401-500 is Physics category in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) of this year.

That was the first time a Belarusian university was included in the ARWU, one of the oldest and most prestigious university rankings.

Belarusian State University remains the only Belarusian higher education institution included in the high-status Times Higher Education (THE) ranking.

Sources: BelTA, bsu.by