MGIMO Ranks Among World's Best Think Tanks

28 January 2021

The University of Pennsylvania (USA), commissioned by the UN, has published the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report 2020.

The University of Pennsylvania created the rating based on an expert survey involving representatives of 8 thousand think tanks and four thousand journalists, politicians, experts from the public and private sectors specializing in economic and political research. Analytical centers are ranked based on the degree of influence they have globally and regionally and are also evaluated in the framework of their subject area of research.

In the key nomination for MGIMO, “Top University Affiliated Think Tank”, the University has come 8th in the world for the second year in the row.

Compared to last year, the University improved its overall global ranking results (124th place) and its position in the category "International Development Policy Think Tank” (118th place). It retained high positions in the categories: “Top International Economic Policy Think Tank” 54th place; “Top Domestic Economic Policy Think Tank” 57th place; “Top Defense and National Security Think Tank” 69th place.

The Global Go To Think Tanks Index is one of the most authoritative rankings of the quality and influence of international think tanks. This ranking pays attention to a think tank’s participation in applied analytical expertise, which has an impact on current state policy and on debates on international political issues.

MGIMO Ranks Among World's Best Think Tanks