HSE Makes It onto Forbes University Ranking
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For the first time ever, Forbes (Russia) has published its own ranking of the best universities in Russia. One of the main objectives of the ranking was to determine which universities produce talented young entrepreneurs, including those capable of making it onto Forbes’ main ranking in the future or becoming part of Russia’s political elite. HSE placed 10th in the ranking.
The New Economic School was ranked first, and most of the top ten schools were universities that specialise in narrower fields and separate areas in economics or public administration. There were just two universities – HSE and Moscow State University – that offer an education in a wide array of fields within the humanities and engineering and natural sciences.
The compilers of the ranking noted that the basis for their assessment was data from a Ministry of Education and Science effectiveness review, as well as other parameters such as student career prospects and the university’s international, financial, and research activities. With this goal in mind, the ranking analysed statistical data on alumni employment, the number of entrepreneurs among these alumni, and how sought after they are in the Russian regions.
The final ranking was thus created from metrics divided into three groups – quality of education, quality of alumni, and the ‘Forbes factor’ (the ‘eliteness’ of the establishment and the percentage of entrepreneurs among graduates). The publication explains that it analysed ‘more than 1,600 representatives of the Russian elite – members of the Forbes list and their children, the managers of private and state-owned companies, government officials, and members of the parliament.’
HSE University has improved on last year's result, entering the 126–150 range of the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings. Among Russian universities, HSE University shares 2–4th place with the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and St. Petersburg State University.
In the recently published US News Best Global Universities rankings, HSE University now appears in six subject rankings—an increase from four in 2020. The two latest additions are in Arts and Humanities (ranked 207th) and Psychiatry/Psychology (ranked 374th). The university once again placed highly in Mathematics (85th), maintaining its position among the top 100 universities worldwide in the subject and ranking second among Russian institutions.
HSE University consistently appears among the top 30 universities in the world in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings, making it one of the highest-rated universities in Russia.
HSE University has entered the top 100 universities in the Times Higher Education Rankings for Law and Social Sciences. For the first time, the university is also among the top 150 in the Education ranking and the top 200 in Business & Economics.
According to the rating by the Expert Analytical Centre, HSE University has become one of the best entrepreneurial universities in Russia, entering the top three and sharing 1st–3rd place with MIPT and St. Petersburg State University. The final rating included 43 Russian universities. The rating methodology is focused on startups founded by university graduates, the number of graduates to do so, and the volume of investment in such projects.
HSE has been included in two Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings. It is ranked in the Top 500 for Computer Science and in 801-1000 group for Engineering.
HSE University has once again improved its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject in Psychology, entering the 101–125 cohort of the world’s best universities in the field.
For the second year in a row, five HSE University master’s programmes have appeared in the QS Business Masters ranking. Moreover, the programmes in International Business and Financial Economics have improved their positions in the Top 100 of the ranking.
HSE University has been named a leading Russian university in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings for the fourth year in a row. HSE ranked third among Russian universities and appeared in the 301–350 bracket worldwide.
Despite increasingly growing competition, HSE University сonsistently ranks fourth among Russian universities and 120th among world’s top universities in the Moscow International Ranking ‘Three University Missions’ (MosIUR). In 2021, the total number of universities in the global ranking increased from 1,500 to 1,650 compared with last year.