Skoltech is an international graduate research-focused university that was founded by the group of world-renowned scientists in 2011. Skoltech's curriculum focuses on technology and innovation, offering Master's programs in 11 technological disciplines. Students receive rigorous theoretical and practical training, design their own research projects, participate in internships and gain entrepreneurial skills in English. The faculty is comprised of current researchers with international accreditation and achievements.

End-of-year rankings recognize global impact of Skoltech researchers

With the year drawing to a close, more academic ranking results are coming in. Skoltech has been listed at No. 2 among Russian universities by — ex-Guide2Research — in the first edition of its Best Universities in the World online ranking, where the Institute also placed first for computer science and genetics, second for electronics, and third in four more domains — all positions nationwide. Clarivate’s 2022 Highly Cited Researchers list featured three Skoltech researchers, and the latest Science-Wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators, compiled by Stanford’s John Ioannidis, named 14 Skoltech scientists among the top 2% of researchers in their respective fields by citation impact.

The inaugural 2022 edition of’s best universities rankings came out Nov. 21. Domestically, Skoltech placed second overall, behind Lomonosov Moscow State University. In the discipline-specific league tables the Institute ranked first for computer science and for genetics, second for electronics, and third for chemistry, biology, neuroscience, and mathematics.

Since the early spring update, three new rankings of individual researchers by knowledge domain came out on In the league table for materials science, published March 28, Professor Albert Nasibulin appeared at No. 3,160 globally and No. 4 nationally. The genetics and molecular biology list, released April 4, featured Professors Mikhail Gelfand at No. 1,240 worldwide and No. 4 in Russia and Philipp Khaitovich at No. 3,049 internationally and No. 7 domestically. Finally, according to the biology and biochemistry rankings of July 4, Professor Konstantin Lukyanov is the 10th-highest-scoring researcher in the area nationwide, with a global position of No. 8,057. We’re also proud to note that Professor Andrzej Cichocki remains the No. 1 computer scientist in Russia, according to

Launched in 2014, Clarivate’s annual list of Highly Cited Researchers draws on the Web of Science database of citations to identify scientists who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade — those that ranked in the top 1% by citations for their field and year. Released Nov. 15, the latest installment of the list features Professors Artem R. Oganov and Andrzej Cichocki, and Associate Professor Dmitriy Chudakov.

The “Ioannidis list” of top 2% cited scientists in their fields, formally known as the Updated Science-Wide Author Databases of Standardized Citation Indicators, has seen its most recent update Nov. 3. It lists the following Skoltech researchers, in descending order with regard to career-long impact: Andrzej Cichocki, Artem R. Oganov, Gleb Sukhorukov, Mikhail Gelfand, Vladimir Terzija, Ivan Oseledets, Stanislav Smirnov, Anton Zabrodin, Albert Nasibulin, Andrei Marshakov, Alexander Shapeev, Evgeny Nikolaev, Igor Shishkovsky, and Vladimir Drachev.

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