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Universities in Russia

Higher Education in Russia

2021 Ranking of Russia Universities

What are Russia’s most famous universities? Topuniversitieslist has published the 2021 Russian University Ranking, which includes 375 Russian higher-education institutions that fulfill the Topuniversitieslist quality criteria:

  • being chartered, registered, or certified by the relevant Russian higher education-related institution, and providing at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees) in a conventional, face-to-face, non-distance education style.

Investigate the Topuniversitieslist League Table and University Ranking of 375 Russian Universities.

2021 Sub-rankings by provinces and territories

There are 85 federal subjects in the Russian Federation, including republics, krais, oblasts, towns of federal importance, an autonomous oblast, and autonomous okrugs. The federal cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg are home to the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions that follow the Topuniversitieslist listing criterion. Both federal subjects of at least two Russian higher education institutions matching the Topuniversitieslist selection criterion are included in the following Topuniversitieslist league tables or sub-rankings.


Zabaykalsky Krai (2)
Yaroslavl Oblast (6)
Voronezh Oblast (6)
Vologda Oblast (3)
Volgograd Oblast (5)
Ulyanovsk Oblast (3)
Udmurt Republic (4)
Tyumen Oblast (3)
Tver Oblast (3)
Tomsk Oblast (6)
Tula Oblast (2)
Tatarstan Republic (10)
Tambov Oblast (4)
Sverdlovsk Oblast (9)
Stavropol Krai (5)
Saratov Oblast (5)
Samara Oblast (10)
Sakha Republic (2)
Saint Petersburg (32)
Ryazan Oblast (4)
Rostov Oblast (7)
Republic of Karelia (2)
Primorsky Krai (5)
Perm Krai (5)
Penza Oblast (4)
Oryol Oblast (2)
Orenburg Oblast (4)
Omsk Oblast (7)
Novosibirsk Oblast (9)
North Ossetia-Alania Republic (5)
Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (7)
Murmansk Oblast (2)
Moscow Oblast (3)
Moscow (68)
Mari El Republic (2)
Lipetsk Oblast (3)
Kursk Oblast (3)
Krasnoyarsk Krai (6)
Krasnodar Krai (5)
Komi Republic (2)
Kirov Oblast (3)
Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra (3)
Khabarovsk Krai (6)
Kemerovo Oblast (5)
Kamchatka Krai (2)
Kaliningrad Oblast (2)
Kabardino-Balkar Republic (2)
Ivanovo Oblast (6)
Dagestan Republic (5)
Irkutsk Oblast (6)
Chuvash Republic (3)
Chelyabinsk Oblast (8)
Buryat Republic (3)
Bryansk Oblast (3)
Belgorod Oblast (3)
Bashkortostan Republic (6)
Astrakhan Oblast (4)
Arkhangelsk Oblast (2)
Amur Oblast (4)
Altai Krai (6)
Adygeya Republic (2)