HSE Enters Top 50 in THE Young University Rankings Under 30 Years Old
In its 25th anniversary year, HSE has marked new achievements, entering the Top 50 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings among universities under 30 years old, and in the Top 100 in the global Young University Rankings under 50. HSE has become the first Russian university to enter the top list of THE Young Universities, a global institutional ranking.
This is the sixth year that the annual Times Higher Education Young University Ranking has been published. The 2017 list includes 200 universities younger than 50 years. This year, the authors of the ranking also analyzed smaller groups of universities, Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials. HSE entered the Top 50 among Generation Y universities, which were founded between 1986 and 1999, and the Top 100 (96th) in the general THE Young Universities rankings. HSE also entered the QS 2016 Top 100 young universities ranking (51-60 cohort), the only Russian university to have done so.
The THE Young Universities Ranking is a projection of the general THE institutional ranking on the group of young universities, and includes the same performance indicators, recalibrated in terms of their impact factor. Traditionally, reputation accounts for 33% in the THE University Rankings, but since a young university needs more time for public and academic acknowledgment, this indicator has a lower impact in the young university ranking (22%). According to the authors, this ranking includes young, dynamic institutions, that is tomorrow’s champions that challenge today’s elite global institutions.
‘Being part of this ranking is a confirmation of the success achieved by the entire HSE team, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It took HSE only 25 years to grow from a small institution founded by a team of enthusiasts to an internationally recognized university that is renowned publically and academically not only in Russia, but also abroad. HSE focuses its effort on publication activities, improving academic processes, and increasing internationalization, which has allowed the university to rank highly among dynamic developing universities,’ commented Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Supervisor.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, commented on HSE’s success:
‘It is great news that the Higher School of Economics is listed in our 2017 Young University Rankings – the first time a Russian institution has featured in the six-year history of the ranking.
The university is particularly strong among its young peers at providing strong teaching and research environments and working closely with industry, achieving high scores in the teaching, research and industry income pillars of the ranking.’
Nearly 32,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm currently study at HSE. The university features 216 graduate programmes, 41 double-degree programmes implemented in partnerships with international universities, 32 international laboratories headed by leading international scholars, 31 research institutes, and 57 joint departments with international and Russian research and commercial organizations.
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.
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.