For the First Time, HSE Enters QS Top 100 Subject Rankings
HSE has entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 in the top 51-100 in Development Studies, and is the only Russian university in this category.
HSE is also the only Russian university to be ranked in the top 200 in two specific categories: Sociology, and Economics & Econometrics. The university also appears in the 151-200 rankings for Philosophy.
Other Russian universities in the top-100 QS subject rankings include Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, and the National Research Nuclear University.
‘It is not by mere coincidence that HSE has become one of the global leaders in the Development Studies category and that it is the only Russian university representing social sciences. This ranking takes into account our research, analytical and expert work in social, educational and economic policy, as well as sociology, governmental reform, health care economics and politics, demography, urban studies, and innovation. Our activity in these spheres makes HSE stand out among Russian universities as well as many international ones. There are few other institutions that are so active in working on development strategies and cooperation with appropriate governmental bodies,’ explained HSE First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev.
This is the first year for the Development Studies category. ‘High results in this subject area demonstrate that QS experts highly assessed HSE’s interdisciplinary approach to research. HSE in an integrated university where researchers from various areas – economics, sociology, political science – work as a team in order to solve real problems of economic development,’ said HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich.
This is the fifth time that QS has published university rankings by subject. This year, experts assessed 3551 universities, of which 894 of were included in the final rankings. These rankings cover 36 subject areas, and this year new areas include Business & Management, Art & Design, Architecture, Veterinary Science, and Dentistry.
‘It’s important to note that this is not a breakthrough in the natural sciences, which is quite traditional for Russian universities. HSE’s inclusion in the top 100 in Development Studies is a major advancement for the university in the sphere of socio-economic studies and the humanities. We have always known that we give good education, but now we have a confirmation of this from the international academic community. The new QS rankings prove that HSE is competitive on the international level,’ Radaev emphasized.
THE WUR, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has compiled its 2019 global rankings. HSE University performed positively, moving up to the 251-300 cohort, and taking third place among Russian universities following MSU and MIPT.
HSE University has firmly entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is known for its rigorous selection criteria. After placing in the ranking for the first time last year, HSE University maintained its position despite increased competition — more than 50 new universities entered the ranking for the first time this year.
HSE recently placed 39th in the QS Top-50 ‘Under 50’ ranking, thus maintaining its position in the Top-40 despite increasing competition in this special academic category.
On June 24-26, 2020, the THE Young Universities Summit will be held for the first time at HSE University in Moscow. An official hand off ceremony was held earlier at the University of Surrey, which hosted the event this year. It was not by chance that HSE University was selected to be next year’s summit host—it is the only Russian university that consistently ranks among the THE top 100 young universities, and this year it took 60th place.
In 2019 the Higher School of Economics has climbed from 84th to 60th place in the Time Higher Education (THE) world ranking of young universities. HSE University is the only Russian university to place in the top 100 of this ranking.
HSE University has retained its position in the Top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking, in sociology and mathematics. The university improved in political science and has also placed in the same group in economics. At the same time, HSE moved to the next group in management and entered new subject areas – psychology and business administration. HSE is the only Russian university ranked in four subjects: Sociology, Management, Business Administration, and Political Science. HSE University is Russia’s leader in economics and ranks in the same group as Moscow State University in mathematics.
HSE University has improved its position in the QS institutional ranking by 21 places this year, taking 7th place among Russian universities. The advancement comes thanks to a significant improvement in academic reputation and assessment of university graduates by employers.
The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.
HSE University has taken 22nd place in THE Emerging Economies Rankings, improving its position from last year. This ranking includes a total of 35 Russian universities, with 18 of them participating in the 5-100 Project.