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Southern Federal University ranked 17th in Russia, 1433rd in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 88 research topics. Southern Federal University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 16,819 academic publications and 94,568 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 9 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#1433 of 14,131 In the World
#513 of 2,785 In Europe
#17 of 385 In Russia
#1 of 6 In Rostov-on-Don
#275 of 2,062 For Pharmacy
#417 of 2,112 For Computational Chemistry
#480 of 2,870 For Condensed Matter Physics
#2937 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#2264 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 85 other topics

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Physics rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 11th for Physics in Russia and 920th in the World with 11,715 publications made and 74,264 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics, Astrophysics and Astronomy.

Physics ranking Location
#11 of 183 In Russia
#343 of 1,434 In Europe
#920 of 6,484 In the World

Southern Federal University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 53 70
1991 63 105
1992 72 109
1993 67 156
1994 100 196
1995 86 192
1996 69 274
1997 89 227
1998 104 276
1999 128 365
2000 188 363
2001 193 399
2002 192 466
2003 196 571
2004 197 755
2005 190 964
2006 224 946
2007 224 1061
2008 230 1258
2009 311 1491
2010 258 1448
2011 290 1674
2012 289 1969
2013 325 2399
2014 448 2554
2015 459 3088
2016 622 3821
2017 708 4671
2018 707 5213
2019 899 6240
2020 896 7557
2021 1044 9565
2022 820 9733

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Condensed Matter Physics 7 198 480
Astrobiology 6 231 603
Atomic and Molecular physics 14 265 605
Astrophysics and Astronomy 7 265 661
Acoustical Engineering 3 248 663
Applied/Engineering Physics 9 265 700
Nuclear Physics 12 296 761
Quantum and Particle physics 11 317 823
Theoretical Physics 15 327 835
Materials Science 10 311 871
Optical Engineering 12 338 907
Nanotechnology 13 304 922
Biophysics 14 432 1352

Engineering rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 12th for Engineering in Russia and 1056th in the World with 11,118 publications made and 67,777 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology.

Engineering ranking Location
#12 of 182 In Russia
#381 of 1,442 In Europe
#1056 of 6,555 In the World

Southern Federal University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 44 55
1991 44 91
1992 61 97
1993 56 131
1994 93 154
1995 73 177
1996 58 183
1997 82 192
1998 91 219
1999 102 317
2000 166 308
2001 152 327
2002 163 370
2003 160 461
2004 176 608
2005 164 841
2006 190 824
2007 194 915
2008 200 1124
2009 280 1246
2010 242 1269
2011 266 1531
2012 253 1684
2013 291 2109
2014 445 2358
2015 456 2815
2016 618 3489
2017 711 4364
2018 724 4891
2019 917 5932
2020 911 7214
2021 1079 9433
2022 846 9916

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Engineering.

Engineering subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Mining Engineering 10 181 594
Acoustical Engineering 3 248 663
Agricultural Engineering 4 200 682
Applied/Engineering Physics 9 265 700
Robotics 5 250 736
Metallurgical Engineering 8 271 776
Electrical Engineering 8 297 828
Architecture 7 358 841
Engineering Management 21 295 860
Materials Science 10 311 871
Automation and Control engineering 12 266 872
Optical Engineering 12 338 907
Nanotechnology 13 304 922
Biochemical Engineering 12 363 966
Industrial Engineering 32 372 980
Construction Management 31 364 994
Chemical Engineering 12 330 1061
Structural Engineering 12 372 1070
Aerospace Engineering 17 406 1122
Computer Engineering 17 411 1239
Electronic Engineering 16 408 1252
Telecommunications 17 439 1324
Remote Sensing 17 462 1329
Architectural Engineering 22 453 1331
Computer Networking 13 439 1340
Civil Engineering 17 458 1349
Transportation Engineering 20 469 1380
Mechanical Engineering 22 482 1385
Geotechnical Engineering 10 428 1415
Reliability and Quality Engineering 27 460 1486
Systems Engineering 27 567 1590
Human-Computer Interaction 14 563 1601
Operations Research 23 526 1733
Environmental Engineering 17 500 1780
Automotive Engineering 37 512 1785
Biotechnology 25 622 2604

Chemistry rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 7th for Chemistry in Russia and 1090th in the World with 11,064 publications made and 73,418 citations received. Main research topics: Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry, Physical chemistry, Nanotechnology.

Chemistry ranking Location
#7 of 179 In Russia
#366 of 1,389 In Europe
#1090 of 6,327 In the World

Southern Federal University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 65 72
1991 73 100
1992 73 110
1993 73 142
1994 105 180
1995 84 181
1996 71 218
1997 89 215
1998 99 262
1999 120 334
2000 180 352
2001 178 355
2002 196 404
2003 201 489
2004 200 629
2005 193 888
2006 207 867
2007 208 971
2008 221 1285
2009 299 1376
2010 273 1377
2011 274 1598
2012 270 1783
2013 319 2330
2014 413 2412
2015 459 2982
2016 598 3696
2017 602 4383
2018 648 5011
2019 736 5954
2020 732 7470
2021 866 9689
2022 741 10323

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Pharmacy 3 122 275
Computational Chemistry 3 191 417
Inorganic Chemistry 5 219 615
Environmental Chemistry 4 282 763
Materials Science 10 311 871
Organic Chemistry 6 310 884
Nanotechnology 13 304 922
Physical chemistry 7 312 934
Biochemical Engineering 12 363 966
Chemical Engineering 12 330 1061
Petrology and Geochemistry 15 400 1133
Biochemistry 6 451 1478
Radiochemistry 13 403 1645
Nutrition and Food Science 23 659 2883

Biology rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 7th for Biology in Russia and 1582nd in the World with 7,823 publications made and 49,945 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Nanotechnology, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#7 of 181 In Russia
#477 of 1,428 In Europe
#1582 of 6,663 In the World

Southern Federal University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 38 25
1991 31 33
1992 48 41
1993 37 59
1994 47 87
1995 45 77
1996 45 84
1997 64 84
1998 54 121
1999 81 185
2000 81 165
2001 107 194
2002 97 229
2003 112 268
2004 119 342
2005 91 489
2006 128 543
2007 126 674
2008 129 777
2009 169 879
2010 173 944
2011 189 1055
2012 156 1189
2013 215 1500
2014 261 1656
2015 333 1979
2016 389 2438
2017 422 3051
2018 473 3676
2019 544 4451
2020 670 5748
2021 835 7963
2022 733 8812

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Astrobiology 6 231 603
Nanotechnology 13 304 922
Biophysics 14 432 1352
Neuroscience 7 434 1354
Evolutionary Biology 16 486 1452
Forestry 6 413 1469
Paleontology 9 473 1470
Biochemistry 6 451 1478
Agricultural Science 4 439 1556
Genetics 13 501 1795
Pharmacology 13 491 1972
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 15 504 1975
Horticulture 6 474 1982
Botany 9 517 2000
Zoology 18 530 2028
Molecular Biology 21 550 2207
Microbiology 11 554 2366
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 29 664 2570
Biotechnology 25 622 2604
Virology 23 623 2659
Immunology 38 667 2786
Oncology and Cancer research 39 677 2836
Nutrition and Food Science 23 659 2883

Environmental Science rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 10th for Environmental Science in Russia and 1473rd in the World with 6,206 publications made and 33,759 citations received. Main research topics: Geology, Geography and Cartography, Ecology, Paleontology, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#10 of 181 In Russia
#489 of 1,449 In Europe
#1473 of 6,683 In the World

Southern Federal University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 14 21
1991 18 33
1992 32 33
1993 18 49
1994 30 73
1995 30 72
1996 23 71
1997 36 68
1998 31 69
1999 52 118
2000 62 119
2001 86 112
2002 74 172
2003 74 180
2004 87 294
2005 70 344
2006 72 335
2007 87 382
2008 82 419
2009 136 580
2010 98 529
2011 123 633
2012 113 706
2013 156 1003
2014 224 1149
2015 218 1159
2016 284 1596
2017 362 2150
2018 369 2403
2019 537 2989
2020 634 3772
2021 828 5794
2022 724 6526

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Mining Engineering 10 181 594
Urban and Regional planning 16 279 601
Environmental Chemistry 4 282 763
Earth science and Geophysics 9 299 877
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 17 391 1109
Petrology and Geochemistry 15 400 1133
Geology 10 438 1306
Oceanography 19 455 1321
Geotechnical Engineering 10 428 1415
Ecology 8 467 1444
Forestry 6 413 1469
Paleontology 9 473 1470
Geography and Cartography 14 514 1500
Agricultural Science 4 439 1556
Environmental Engineering 17 500 1780
Environmental Management 28 557 1872
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 15 504 1975

Computer Science rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 10th for Computer Science in Russia and 1396th in the World with 5,350 publications made and 24,021 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Telecommunications, Computer Vision, Computer Networking, Neuroscience.

Computer Science ranking Location
#10 of 180 In Russia
#471 of 1,444 In Europe
#1396 of 6,597 In the World

Southern Federal University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 9 10
1991 11 22
1992 29 27
1993 16 28
1994 21 57
1995 30 53
1996 25 41
1997 31 49
1998 32 55
1999 38 75
2000 45 87
2001 60 130
2002 64 145
2003 58 180
2004 46 238
2005 45 252
2006 60 301
2007 61 306
2008 85 471
2009 102 434
2010 91 460
2011 92 511
2012 97 607
2013 122 755
2014 208 761
2015 236 976
2016 306 1238
2017 383 1570
2018 381 1679
2019 539 2073
2020 559 2507
2021 672 3389
2022 519 3764

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Computer Science.

Computer Science subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Robotics 5 250 736
Computer Graphics 6 308 752
Computer Vision 5 351 962
Library and Information science 4 373 1000
Information Technology 28 290 1028
Computer Engineering 17 411 1239
Blockchain and Cryptography 10 425 1291
Telecommunications 17 439 1324
Computer Networking 13 439 1340
Neuroscience 7 434 1354
Management Information Systems 15 531 1369
Software Engineering 15 533 1395
Artificial Intelligence (AI) 12 477 1396
Cognitive Science 6 433 1402
Cyber Security 10 480 1451
Human-Computer Interaction 14 563 1601
Data Science 14 572 1626
Multimedia 12 515 1641
Machine Learning 10 520 1727
Computational Linguistics 19 554 1843
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 29 664 2570

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 10th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in Russia and 1832nd in the World with 4,695 publications made and 16,824 citations received. Main research topics: Philosophy, Political Science, Law, Linguistics, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#10 of 184 In Russia
#608 of 1,488 In Europe
#1832 of 6,939 In the World

Southern Federal University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 13 9
1991 10 12
1992 14 18
1993 15 25
1994 15 31
1995 19 23
1996 25 61
1997 14 29
1998 22 43
1999 30 71
2000 38 63
2001 49 86
2002 49 102
2003 48 111
2004 30 161
2005 43 187
2006 37 191
2007 38 202
2008 53 316
2009 66 243
2010 58 284
2011 63 299
2012 61 342
2013 90 434
2014 122 497
2015 186 554
2016 209 703
2017 250 976
2018 270 1031
2019 429 1297
2020 638 1697
2021 760 2558
2022 635 3137

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Urban and Regional planning 16 279 601
Radio and Television broadcasting 15 231 683
Broadcast Journalism 16 298 872
Military science 13 282 942
Social Work 7 306 983
International Relations and Diplomacy 17 321 984
Library and Information science 4 373 1000
Aesthetics 7 430 1137
Media Studies 10 381 1180
Art History 6 475 1292
Linguistics 10 489 1396
Public Policy / Administration 14 458 1412
Classics and Ancient History 16 504 1485
Law 10 516 1523
Political Science 10 584 1686
Archaeology 14 572 1694
Education Majors 17 512 1733
Gender Studies 11 508 1738
History 13 591 1785
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies 9 582 1792
Philosophy 10 598 1828
Demography 12 556 1985
Sociology 14 600 2003
Communications and Public Relations 13 625 2032
Anthropology 10 616 2064

Medicine rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 12th for Medicine in Russia and 1858th in the World with 3,818 publications made and 19,149 citations received. Main research topics: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pathology, Radiology and Nuclear medicine, Public Health.

Medicine ranking Location
#12 of 173 In Russia
#535 of 1,401 In Europe
#1858 of 6,552 In the World

Southern Federal University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 19 9
1991 27 7
1992 30 12
1993 22 16
1994 23 24
1995 26 24
1996 27 49
1997 22 43
1998 30 39
1999 46 68
2000 51 114
2001 44 80
2002 72 95
2003 60 123
2004 58 154
2005 57 215
2006 77 292
2007 66 284
2008 76 419
2009 83 401
2010 93 479
2011 79 475
2012 78 478
2013 110 704
2014 106 635
2015 145 797
2016 170 944
2017 171 1087
2018 181 1191
2019 217 1372
2020 290 1825
2021 358 2602
2022 321 3018

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Pharmacy 3 122 275
Social Work 7 306 983
Orthodontics 10 409 1215
Audiology 7 391 1228
Dentistry 11 434 1349
Psychiatry 12 524 1850
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 27 570 1931
Cardiology 35 573 1935
Pharmacology 13 491 1972
Public Health 11 561 2013
Anatomy and Physiology 19 581 2058
Anesthesiology 30 609 2286
Pathology 22 647 2505
Physical Therapy 24 700 2635
Health Science 22 649 2652
Clinical Psychology 16 672 2652
Virology 23 623 2659
Immunology 38 667 2786
Oncology and Cancer research 39 677 2836
Surgery 43 805 3239
Nursing 39 846 3643

Business rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 16th for Business in Russia and 1640th in the World with 2,054 publications made and 7,300 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Project Management.

Business ranking Location
#16 of 168 In Russia
#566 of 1,390 In Europe
#1640 of 6,002 In the World

Southern Federal University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 3 4
1991 6 6
1992 3 0
1993 11 11
1994 5 9
1995 9 13
1996 12 20
1997 11 5
1998 10 11
1999 8 15
2000 17 21
2001 16 30
2002 12 27
2003 15 33
2004 10 35
2005 13 46
2006 12 53
2007 18 57
2008 22 83
2009 34 124
2010 32 108
2011 22 86
2012 28 145
2013 39 188
2014 48 196
2015 81 229
2016 95 311
2017 137 496
2018 147 580
2019 214 655
2020 263 804
2021 305 1260
2022 257 1372

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Business.

Business subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Hospitality and Hotel Management 4 285 703
Engineering Management 21 295 860
Tax Law 15 320 900
Construction Management 31 364 994
Entertainment Industry Business 18 365 1022
Human Resource Management 17 398 1023
Finance 12 463 1188
Management Information Systems 15 531 1369
Public Policy / Administration 14 458 1412
International Trade 23 653 1468
Project Management 27 595 1529
International Business 26 686 1658
Advertising 12 551 1725
Operations Research 23 526 1733
Management 19 571 1788
Accounting 25 644 2076
Marketing 21 659 2088

Economics rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 14th for Economics in Russia and 1625th in the World with 1,337 publications made and 5,770 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, International Trade, International Relations and Diplomacy.

Economics ranking Location
#14 of 157 In Russia
#555 of 1,322 In Europe
#1625 of 5,789 In the World

Southern Federal University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 3 4
1991 2 5
1992 1 1
1993 2 8
1994 2 6
1995 4 8
1996 8 16
1997 2 4
1998 6 9
1999 3 17
2000 8 15
2001 9 21
2002 7 22
2003 14 35
2004 5 28
2005 11 36
2006 10 39
2007 15 35
2008 8 53
2009 14 88
2010 15 86
2011 26 60
2012 18 89
2013 22 141
2014 26 137
2015 42 158
2016 54 208
2017 69 314
2018 83 412
2019 123 439
2020 187 547
2021 241 867
2022 182 961

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 17 321 984
Finance 12 463 1188
International Trade 23 653 1468
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 14 522 1505
Development Studies 15 592 2023

Art & Design rankings

Southern Federal University ranked 10th for Art & Design in Russia and 1364th in the World with 1,084 publications made and 4,149 citations received. Main research topics: Literature, Fashion Design, Aesthetics, Computer Graphics, Art History.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#10 of 150 In Russia
#501 of 1,295 In Europe
#1364 of 5,426 In the World

Southern Federal University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 3 4
1991 4 5
1992 4 1
1993 1 6
1994 3 10
1995 3 10
1996 6 7
1997 5 3
1998 6 12
1999 6 10
2000 6 10
2001 18 20
2002 11 24
2003 10 21
2004 10 28
2005 9 53
2006 16 59
2007 10 74
2008 16 86
2009 16 79
2010 13 71
2011 11 87
2012 12 76
2013 20 96
2014 29 109
2015 32 113
2016 57 144
2017 49 213
2018 62 271
2019 101 277
2020 153 277
2021 185 474
2022 150 550

The following table provides academic rankings for Southern Federal University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield Russia ranking Europe ranking World rank
Performing arts 5 286 655
Computer Graphics 6 308 752
Interior Design 10 283 765
Architecture 7 358 841
Entertainment Industry Business 18 365 1022
Aesthetics 7 430 1137
Creative Writing 9 407 1157
Literature 8 430 1172
Art History 6 475 1292
Multimedia 12 515 1641
Fashion Design 12 588 1711

Other rankings

Non-core subjects for Southern Federal University

Speciality Russia Europe World Rank
Applied Mathematics 18 399 1044
Social Psychology 8 521 1644
Math Teachers 14 473 1676
Mathematics 17 569 1765
Statistics 17 575 1780
Psychology 12 556 1923
Child Psychology 13 597 2162