Moscow State Institute of International RelationsUniversity

Russian Federation

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Foundation: 1944

Mission: MGIMO’s mission, as an academic center and a think-tank, is to promote its potential on the Russian and global scale as: an advanced university of a “new generation” where strategies are developed for enhancing the development of education, research, international relations and corporate governance; a leading university in Eurasia, Central-Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, continental East Asia, the Middle East among the universities of socio-economic, legal and language studies, as well as in the field of international fundamental and applied research; one of the main hubs of university networks of such multilateral institutions as CIS, SCO, BRICS, the Eurasian Economic Union and the CSTO; a widely recognized center of postgraduate education in international competences for creating advanced innovative knowledge by lifelong learning; a center that creates the standards and promotes the best practices of global think-tanks among Russian and post-Soviet universities, as well as promotes Russian higher education in the global academic and research environment; the main university for academic diplomacy, a mechanism for implementing bilateral and multilateral initiatives by expert review and consulting thus integrated into the system of implementing foreign policy in Russia and abroad; a mechanism for promoting the long-term interests of Russia in the international arena.

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Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeBRIICSRussian Federation
Arts and Humanities +593rd33rd54th10th
Business, Management and Accounting 1093rd55th201st13th
Computer Science 4078th343rd1156th120th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2585th187th717th76th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 365th14th79th8th
Energy 2706th187th761st41st
Engineering +4062nd315th1223rd104th
Environmental Science 3694th274th1004th84th
Social Sciences +1131st42nd161st11th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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  • Universities
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  • Non-Profit
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