According to the latest rankings of Scimago Institutions Ranking System in 2017, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad stands at the 490th rank in the world, experiencing an 82 rank promotion compared to 2016. Ferdowsi University has achieved the 19th rank in the Middle East (14 rank promotion) and the 5th rank in Iran (2 rank promotion) among the universities functioning under the supervision of the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology. Currently, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad is the 3rd top comprehensive university in Iran. It is noteworthy that FUM has experienced the highest promotion among other top Iranian universities. This is undoubtedly the result of tireless efforts on part of all faculty members, employees and students.The following table presents the rankings of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and other top comprehensive universities in Iran from 2015 onwards.
|Name of University||2015 Rank||2016 Rank||2017 Rank||Promotion Compared to 2016|
|Tehran||400||395||366||29 Rank Promotion|
|Tarbiat Modarres||504||489||469||20 Rank Promotion|
|Ferdowsi University of Mashhad||558||572||490||82 Rank Promotion|
|Tabriz||583||585||522||33 Rank Promotion|
|Shiraz||566||572||562||10 Rank Promotion|
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