HSE Achieves Greater Prominence in THE Subject Rankings
The Higher School of Economics has been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for psychology for the first time, placing in the 151-175 group. HSE also retained its ranking for the physical sciences (401-500) that it has held since last year.
‘The School of Psychology exemplifies the Higher School of Economics as a modern, rapidly developing university that emphasizes research,’ said School Head Maria Falikman. ‘The department specializes in research and development in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, the psychology of personality and motivation, and social and cross-cultural psychology. Not only do our staff members publish in the world’s leading journals for psychology and interdisciplinary sciences, but they also head highly competitive Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes that are popular with both Russian and international students. The average Unified State Exam score for incoming Psychology students was 93.5 in 2018, higher than for all other Russian universities, and the English-language Master’s programme attracted students from a variety of countries ranging from India to Ireland,’ Professor Falikman added.
When the Top 100 university psychology departments were first included in the rankings in 2017, not a single Russian university made the grade. In 2018, the psychology departments of three Russian universities appeared on the ranking – those of MSU (101-125), HSE (151-175), and SPSU (201-250).
Russian universities are traditionally strong in physics and therefore have a greater presence in the rankings for this field of study. In 2018, the published rankings expanded from the Top 500 to include the Top 900 universities. The ranking now includes 26 Russian universities, seven of which appeared on the list for the first time.
Although the departmental rankings are based on the same 13 indicators as the institutional rankings and are similarly grouped into five categories, the weight given to individual indicators varies according to subject area.
This year HSE University rose six positions to take 17th place in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking (QS EECA).
HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.
THE WUR, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has compiled its 2019 global rankings. HSE University performed positively, moving up to the 251-300 cohort, and taking third place among Russian universities following MSU and MIPT.
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 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.
For the first time ever, HSE University has entered two THE subject rankings: in Computer Science (in the 301–400 group)and Engineering & Technology (in the 601-800 group). Therefore, HSE has confirmed once again that it is much more than just a specialized social sciences and humanities university, but rather a comprehensive multidisciplinary university, which has become successful in new, innovative areas of natural sciences and engineering.
The Higher School of Economics has significantly improved its position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking in mathematics, placing 107th this year. HSE also rose in the U.S. News Best Global Universities institutional ranking, as well as the social sciences and public health subject ranking.