The National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) is one of the top research universities in Russia. Having started as a school of economics in 1992, it now offers programs at all levels of university education across an extraordinary range of fields of study including sociology, business, philosophy, political science, international relations, law, Asian studies, media and communications, IT, mathematics, engineering, and others.
HSE is a place of top-quality study and research. It is a young and renowned dynamic university with global connections and incredible opportunities for using the resources of its international partners. HSE uniquely combines widely recognized Russian educational traditions with the best international teaching and research practices.
Dozens of distinguished international teachers and researchers work at HSE. Eminent professors from all over the world head HSE international laboratories. The rapidly growing contingent of international students is transforming HSE`s student community into a highly talented multicultural community. Many of them come to HSE to get hands-on experience on the emerging markets of Eurasia. At HSE, non-Russian speakers find a comfortable language environment - HSE students and faculty speak English, and many of them also speak other European or Asian languages.
A word from our experts
Victory in the national contest of research universities is not like a victory in the Olympic Games or a world championship. Those victories are the culmination of a career: they allow the winner to get a prize, a material reward, to rest on his or her laurels and, for example, open a school for young figure skaters or athletes. Our victory, and maybe it might sound pompous, forces us to start a new cycle of development, to publicly set ourselves goals by which the state and society at large will judge us. The future of our country largely depends on the existence of modern research universities. That's why the HSE has, on one hand, gained a very honourable position, and on the other hand, faces very difficult tasks.
Isak Froumin, Academic Supervisor of the HSE Institute for the Development of Education
Don Brand, University of Bologna