According to the QS World University Rankings, Russian universities come highly rated, with HSE University rising by 50 positions. It is now in 151 – 200 group of Computer Science & Information Systems ranking and in 401 – 450 group of Engineering and Technology ranking.
The Online Stage of International Data Analysis Olympiad (IDAO 2020) has finished. IDAO 2020 is a traditional machine learning contest organized on the Yandex.Contest platform. It is organized for the 3rd time and this year it brings 2756 participants from 83 countries.
Dr. James Abdey, the convenor of "Data Science and Business Analytics", visited the Faculty of Computer Science from the 8th till the 11th of November. He spoke to our students about the specifics of the London exams and gave the students some advice on how to better prepare for them. James also took part in the round table with ICEF and DSBA math professors. Our 2nd-year students were given several lectures and seminars in Statistics, which James teaches at LSE.
Ilya Sobakinskikh – "HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics" student, has received a scholarship and attended the LSE summer school in July-August this year. We talked with Ilya and he told us about his trip to London.
From April 4 to April 6, the final of the International Olympiad for Data Analysis IDAO-2019, organized by the Faculty of Computer Science of HSE and Yandex Computer Science Department with the support of Sberbank, was held at the Yandex office. 31 teams reached the final stage, more than a thousand could not go past the qualifying stage that involved the task created by the muon research group of the LHCb collaboration of the Large Hadron Collider.
On November 26, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science held the ‘IT Girls Night’ for the fifth time. This year the event was organized within the University of London’s campaign ‘Worldwide Conversation on Women’s Higher Education and Equality in the Workplace’. This campaign celebrates 150 years since the University of London opened up its ‘Special Examinations for Women’, the first university-level examinations offered for women in the UK. Ten years later, this step led to the University of London becoming the first institution of higher education in the UK to open up full degrees for women.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the first time. The ranking is known for its strict selection criteria. This year, 12 Russian universities, including 10 participants of Project 5-100, entered the ranking. Until 2016, only 2 representatives of Russia were included- MSU and St. Petersburg State University.
Interest in HSE's new bachelor’s programme with the University of London – a double degree programme in Data Science and Business Analytics – has been extremely high. James Abdey, programme convenor, spoke to HSE News Service about how the programme is unique, demand on the job market and the advantages that the double degree gives its graduates.
HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.