This year, ITMO managed to secure its positions in the ranking placing first in computer science, regaining its first place in chemistry and AI, as well as reaching the top in engineering sciences for the first time. Moreover, the university took second place in materials sciences. 

The Expert analytic center has been ranking universities since 2016. Among the evaluated criteria are publication and invention activity of Russian universities. This year, the experts only evaluated published articles and reviews, taking into account conference publications only in computer science and AI.