HSE Joins Top 50 in QS Rankings of Young Universities
The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has taken 48th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking. Furthermore, it is the sole Russian academic institution in this ranking.
QS has been publishing rankings of young universities since 2012 to track the progress of fledgling, fast-developing HEIs, which have yet to form a long-term reputation due to obvious reasons, yet which can already present a challenge to long-established players in higher education.
The ranking includes global universities under 50 years old and is based on the same criteria as the main QS university rankings (e.g., academic reputation, student-to-faculty ratios, citations per faculty member, reputation among potential employers, international faculty and international student ratios). HSE has appeared in the ranking since 2015, and has improved its position by over 30 positions in this time. Moreover, HSE is the only Russian university present in the Top-100 of young universities according to two global rankings (QS and Times Higher Education).
Zoya Zaitseva, Regional Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at QS, notes: ‘HSE is one of the most ambitious Russian universities and clearly its progress in the QS World University Rankings, as well as in other ranking tables, proves they are on the right track.’
Australia and Asian countries lead in this Top-50 by number of young universities. No university from the U.S. has so far appeared in the Top-50.
The Higher School of Economics was ranked fifth among Russian universities with the highest paid graduates during their first year of employment, according to data from an employment monitoring study by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. On average, graduates who completed a full-time undergraduate programme at HSE make 51,700 rubles per month, which is up from previous years and nearly double the average for the country as a whole.
HSE the Only Russian University in ARWU Global Ranking in Sociology, Political Sciences, and Economics
HSE has entered the ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in four subjects and become the only Russian university in three of them (sociology, political sciences, and economics). HSE is among the world’s Top 75 universities in Sociology. This is the first time HSE has made it into the ARWU.
On June 21, 2017, Times Higher Education (THE) published its ranking of the best universities in Europe 2017, in which HSE, along with St. Petersburg State University, Novosibirsk State University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Kazan Federal University, is ranked in the 201-250 group.
On June 15, 2017, the tenth Global Innovation Index was presented at the UN headquarters in Geneva. It includes the key indicators of innovative activities in 127 countries. Russia took 45th place in the ranking. Switzerland is leading the ranking for the seventh year in a row.
The results of the ranking were presented on June 7, 2017, at a ceremony that brought together rectors from leading universities. As part of the discussion at the event, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov spoke about the quality of education in the social sciences, the university’s role in developing local communities, and e-learning.
has been taken by HSE in a Russian university ranking of the salaries earned by graduates in Finance & Economics. This ranking was prepared by the Superjob.ru research centre, based on a comparison of the average wages earned by Russians who graduated university in 2011 – 2016.
HSE has been ranked one of the top 15 universities by research performance in 8 subject areas, compiled by the Expert Analytical Centre in 2016. HSE took the first place in three subjects: Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.
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.