Universities in Russia

Higher Education in Russia

2021 Ranking of Russian Universities

What are the most popular Universities in Russia? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 Russian University Ranking of 375 Russian higher-education institutions meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed or accredited by the appropriate Russian higher education-related organization
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format

Explore the uniRank League Table and University Ranking of 375 Universities in Russia

2021 Sub-rankings by federal subjects

The Russian Federation is divided into 85 federal subjects, including republics, krais, oblasts, cities of federal significance, an autonomous oblast and autonomous okrugs. The vast majority of higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria are located in the federal cities of Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The following uniRank league tables or sub-rankings take into consideration all federal subjects which include at least 2 Russian higher education institutions meeting the uniRank selection criteria.


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

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