MGIMO Ranked 12th in World’s Best University Affiliated Think Tanks

MGIMO Ranked 12th in World’s Best University Affiliated Think Tanks

30 January 2017

January 26th, the 10th — anniversary — global ranking of research centers «2016 Global Go To Think Tank» came out. The rating is compiled annually by experts from the University of Pennsylvania with the support of the United Nations. MGIMO University has been ranked 12th in the list of the world’s leading university affiliated think tanks.

In this category, MGIMO came after only a few major American and British universities such as Stanford, Harvard, London School of Economics, Peking University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Among the other Russian Universities affiliated think tanks that made it into the ranking (34th place) was «Council on Foreign and Defence Policy» (CFDP) of the Higher School of Economics.

MGIMO also ended up in the top one hundred of the world’s best research centers in the following categories:

  • Think tanks with the most significant impact on public policy — 32nd place;
  • Top science and technology think tanks — 42nd place (MGIMO being the only Russian center included in the final ranking);
  • International economic policy think tanks — 54th place;
  • Domestic economic policy think tanks — 57th place;
  • Defense and national security think tanks — 65th place and
  • Best managed think tank — 78th place.

Russia occupies the 8th place worldwide for the number of public policy think tanks (122 centers), with the Carnegie Moscow Center taking the 24th place globally (2nd in Central and Eastern Europe) and IMEMO (Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences) coming 31st globally (4th in Central and Eastern Europe).

The «Global Go To Think Tank» Index is one of the most widely recognized rankings of public policy research organizations in the world. The rating assesses the character, evolution and international orientation of think tanks, by measuring the quality of the research performed and the role they play as civil actors in the making of public policy.

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