The Expert analytical centre prepared the second performance ranking of Russian universities. Currently, it is the only national performance ranking of Russian universities in specialised subjects. In 2017, the ranking included 88 universities. Voronezh State University was among the top thirty universities.
VSU took the following positions:
- Chemical engineering – 24th place
- Material studies – 30th place
- Chemistry – 25th place
- Physics – 25th place
- Mathematics – 25th place
Each subject ranking includes universities that have produced at least 0.5% of the total amount of scientific articles published in Russia in the last four years.
The ranking by the Expert analytical centre uses objective verifiable scientific indices. The calculations are based on data from Scorpus, Russian Science Citation Index (currently, the largest international science citation index which data is used by the leading international rankings, QS and THE).