HSE Enters Top 50 in QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2016 Ranking
HSE increased its overall score this year from 73.9 in 2015 to 74.9, allowing it to take 35th place in the ranking.
This year’s ranking took a considerable portion of data from last year’s ranking without making any changes, including bibliometric data (2010-2014) and reputation (2011-2015). The updated data include the faculty/student ratio, the share of international students and faculty, and the share of faculty staff members who hold a PhD. HSE has become increasingly more internationalized in comparison with the previous year.
The method of counting publications has also changed in the ranking. Last year’s method did not take into account publications that were the result of a broad collaboration (i.e., co-authored by more than 10 institutions), which primarily affects researchers in physics. In 2016, it excluded 0.1% of publications with the greatest number of co-authoring institutions in each subject. This means that universities in the humanities, social and economic sciences are now more negatively affected. For example, in finance and political science the rating did not take into account publications co-authored by more than six institutions, and in economics, business, philosophy, linguistics, and statistics – by more than seven institutions. As a result, the change in method negatively affected the record of HSE’s bibliometric data.
The Emerging Europe & Central Asia ranking takes into account local higher education systems and serves as a reference point for students, researchers and local government agencies interested in international mobility. In comparison with last year, the 2016/17 ranking includes a much longer list of universities that have not been part of it before (primarily Turkish universities).
Russia is represented by 64 universities in the ranking, which is the highest number among all the participating countries. This year, the number of Russian universities grew in comparison with previous years: in 2014 there were 26, and in 2015 – 48 universities from Russia.
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.