HSE Leads in 8 Indicators in the Latest U-Multirank Ranking
HSE is among the leaders in 8 out of 35 indicators in the latest U-Multirank ranking, including student mobility, graduate entrepreneurial activity, and income from continuous professional development.
The U-Multirank project is implemented by a consortium of international experts from the University of Twente, the German Centre for Higher Education (CHE), and other European universities with the participation of Elsevier and financial support from the European Commission. The ranking methodology involved helps users compare universities both by the main areas of activity and by selected indicators, which users can choose at their discretion. The ranking is based on information from universities and results of student surveys.
Student mobility is one of HSE’s leading indicators. Over the past three years the number of students coming to HSE for the academic mobility programme increased by more than 50%. The university’s partnership activity, both signing and implementing cooperation agreements, contributes to these results. ‘Outbound mobility, including short-term programmes, traditionally surpasses the inbound route, ’ says Yulia Grinkevich, Director of HSE Office of Internationalisation. ‘We managed to achieve a balanced number of student exchanges through partnership agreements with international universities. This is vital for these partnerships to be meaningful and mutually beneficial, and for many universities becomes one of the key criteria by which existing cooperation agreements are assessed.’
HSE was also ranked highly according to the indicator ‘Graduate companies,’ which was included for the first time in the ranking. HSE is consistent in striving to be not only a center of research, but also an entrepreneurial university.
The Foundation for Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship, which covers expenses involved in implementing innovation projects and creating student, graduate, and young researchers’ start-ups, is already in operation at HSE. A review of graduate businesses by HSE Alumni Centre in 2016 showed that the most popular areas for entrepreneurship are IT (21% of companies), trade (17%), service activity, advertising and PR, art and leisure, education, etc. Some companies have head offices located in USA, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and elsewhere.
Another indicator for which HSE was ranked highly is income derived from continuous professional development. Over the past four academic years, no less than 25,000 students per year entered HSE continuing education programmes. Over 80 professional retraining programmes and 360 continuing education prgrammes, as well as 14 MBA and Executive MBA and the first DBA programme were also implemented at HSE Moscow in 2016.
In addition to the above achievements, HSE is also ranked as a leader for five other indicators.
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.
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.