In October 2009 the Higher School of Economics received the status of a National Research University.
On December 23rd, 2010, the University received the status of an autonomous educational institution (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation #1109 'On the creation of a federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education "National Research University - Higher School of Economics"').
On December 30th, 2011, by an act of the RF Government, the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) along with two continuing education institutions, the Training Center for Managers and the State Academy of Investment Experts (GASIS), were merged with the Higher School of Economics.
Over 20 000 students, 3930 master's, and 587 doctoral students are studying at the HSE. As per October 1st, 2012, 14 715 are studying at the HSE in Moscow.
The HSE has 3 regional branches: St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm.
As per October 1st, 2012, the HSE faculty includes 1615 professors and 673 researchers.
The system of education at the HSE ensures the competitiveness of Russian education in its most urgently needed and, at the same time, weakest sphere - economics and social sciences. The School was the first in Russia to adopt the commonly accepted world-wide "4+2" practice: four years of undergraduate study and two years for Master's courses.
There are 24 faculties and schools at the HSE:
- Faculty of Economics
- School of Statistics, Data Analysis and Demography
- Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
- Faculty of Business Informatics
- School of Software Engineering
- School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
- Faculty of Logistics
- Faculty of Management
- Faculty of Public Administration
- Faculty of Politics (including specialization in Advertising)
- School of Integrated Communications
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Sociology
- Faculty of Psychology
- Faculty of Philosophy
- School of Cultural Studies
- School of Asian Studies
- Faculty of Mathematics
- Faculty of History
- Faculty of Philology
- Faculty of Media Communications
In 2012 the HSE admitted 6420 new students.
In 1997 the HSE introduced written examinations, dramatically reducing the risk of corruption. Since 2001 the HSE accepted students by the results of the Unified State Examination and Federal Contests in subjects. The regional profile of undergraduate students admitted in 2010: Moscow - 46%, Moscow Oblast - 12%, RF regions & CIS Countries - 42%.
In 2012 20 879 students are enrolled in over 200 programmes for graduate training, re-training and continuing professional education, including MBA, DBA and EMBA programmes.
The HSE was one of the first educational establishments in Russia to introduce a system of academic credits. Each successful year of study in a faculty represents 60 credits , which is in line with the international Education Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
The university employs a system of modules (an academic year is split into 4 modules which makes it possible to optimize student workload). Several components are used to assess a student's progress. The HSE publishes annual rankings of students and professors.
The HSE has introduced an efficient system of support and incentives for students. Students studying on a contractual fee basis may get up to a 70% discount on their tuition fee depending on their academic results; students can receive 2 scholarships at the same time - social and academic - which, added together, provide enough for a student to live on in Moscow.
All non-resident students are provided with a place in our hostel.
The HSE curricula are recognized by numerous leading foreign universities, which makes it possible to carry out double-degree programmes. Student exchange programmes have also been introduced. HSE's partners in double-degree programmes include:
- London school of economics and political sciences, GB
- Manchester university, GB
- University Paris-I Pantheon - Sorbonne, France
- University Paris-X Nanter, France
- University Paris-XII Val-de-Marne, France
- University "Erasmus", Holland
- European school of management ESAP-EAP, France
- University INHOLLAND, Holland
- Humboldt University, Germany
- Leads University, GB
More than 60% of graduates already have a job by the time they receive their degree and officially graduate. Six months after graduation 80% of graduates are employed, while the other 20% are continuing their education at post graduate level.
The average monthly wage in the first year after graduation from HSE is US $ 1000 (and much higher in traditionally better paid sectors).
20% of graduates work in the power industry, the oil industry or in research, 16% in consulting and audit and 13% in the financial sector.
HSE has 41 research institutes and centres along with 32 research and educational laboratories.
We promote a program of bringing back the best Russian researchers who have received Ph.D. degrees at Western universities.
A key scientific event is the International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development which has been held by the HSE every April since 2000. Since 2005 this conference has become a major event in the scientific life of Russia. In 2011 the conference welcomed over 1300 participants from 29 countries who presented about 450 reports.
The HSE is the founder of 21 scientific magazines. The HSE research centers publish 18 series of preprints.
Publishing House and Library
The HSE has its own Publishing house. In 2012 the HSE Publishing house published 237 titles of educational and scientific literature with a total circulation of 70 200 copies.
The HSE library is organized according to the principle of electronic resources priority. In 2011 over 58 000 full-text journals, statistical reports, business analysis documents, preprints, conference working papers are available in the HSE electronic subscription. Students, university professors and personnel anywhere in the HSE have access from to all the key world magazines and databases stretching back to the early 20th century.
In 2011 the HSE library inventory (books, brochures, periodicals in paper format) was equal to 900 000. Starting from 2004 the HSE library has been purchasing all monographs and textbooks within the profile of its departments which have been published around the world in major foreign languages.
The University is currently located in 26 buildings throughout Moscow. The main educational and research work takes place in three university campuses: 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, 20 Myasnitskaya Str., and 33/5 Kirpichnaya Str. The institutes of supplementary education are located at 20 Myasnitskaya Str., 4/2 M. Gnezdnikovsky Per. The HSE uses a network of 7 modern hostels. In 2007 a new hostel for 800 students was built in the town of Odintsovo, followed by another for 1950 students in Odintsovo region (Dubki) in 2010 and a third for 1900 students in Odintsovo in 2011.
HSE income from state financing and other sources in 2011 reached over 11.19 billion roubles.
A considerable part of the total income of the university was revenue from additional educational programmes. Income from research, consulting and analytical work has grown 1.3 times over the last 12 months.
The university seeks to maintain effective contracts with lecturers and researchers by offering competitive salaries. To this end, 135 million roubles were spent in 2011 on academic bonuses (the size of bonuses in the academic year 2011/2012 increased 1.5 times). The average monthly salary of a lecturer is 83,600 roubles.
In 2011 the university spent 68.6 million roubles on providing continuing education for its staff.
In 2011, total spending including capital costs was 10.74 billion roubles. State financing, as well as other income and a surplus cash balance allowed the university not only to implement all its planned activities, but also to expand existing projects and launch new areas of activity at the Higher School of Economics.