HSE Improves its Standing in QS Under 50 Ranking
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has improved its position in the QS ranking for universities that have been in operation for less than 50 years (Under 50). HSE now stands in the 51-60 range, moving up from the 81-90 group.
The Under 50 ranking is based on similar criteria as Quacquarelli Symonds’ (QS) institutional rating – academic reputation, student-to-teacher ratio, number of citations per academic staff member, reputation among employers, percentage of foreign instructors, and proportion of foreign students.
QS has been publishing its Under 50 ranking since 2012 for the purpose of assessing the potential and strengths of universities and institutions of higher learning, which, for circumstances beyond their control, have yet to develop long-standing reputations over many decades or even centuries, but nonetheless possess the potential to compete effectively with older, leading academic institutions.
The ranking’s current results indicate that younger universities are most actively developing in Asia and Australia. Topping this list is Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. Furthermore, Asian institutions of higher learning hold six places in the Top-10 of the Under 50, while 10 Australian universities rank in the Top-50.
Now ranking in the 51-60 range, HSE, as with last year, is the sole Russian university represented on the QS Under 50 Rating.
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.
HSE has improved its position in two Times Higher Education (THE) rankings compared to last year. The university demonstrated the greatest growth in the Social Sciences category, rising from the 175-200 group to 126-150. Additionally, HSE improved within the 101-125 group of the Business and Economics ranking.
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.
HSE has once again climbed the THE World University Ranking and entered the 301 – 350 range, taking 3rd place in Russia after MSU (199) and MIPT (251-300). HSE first appeared in this ranking two years ago and every subsequent year the university has consistently improved its standing.
For the second year in a row, the QS Ranking Agency has published its Business Masters Rankings. A total of three Russian universities appeared on this ranking (HSE University, St Petersburg State University, and Ural Federal University) in four areas of business education. Last year, only two Russian universities were on the ranking.
The QS Graduate Employability Rankings has published a list of the Top-500 universities in the world in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.
HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.
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.