HSE Ranks Among Top Russian Universities in Three University Missions
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.
This year, Three University Missions has become the world’s most representative ranking by number of universities. Its list covers higher education institutions from 97 countries, including 112 Russian universities, which is 11 universities more than in 2020.
The Moscow International University Ranking is a completely new academic tool that assesses all three key missions of the university: education, research activities, and interaction with society. HSE University’s high position in the ranking proves that its ‘third mission’ is on par with the quality of its education and research activities.
The ranking’s methodology has been subject to a comprehensive public discussion involving more than 100 universities. The Three University Missions ranking has paved the way for a pivot of global rankings towards an appreciation of the university’s value for society—the ‘third mission’, which used to fall outside the focus of rating agencies. Thanks to its remarkable novelty, MosIUR has been received positively by experts.
The ranking relies entirely on objective criteria approved by international experts; no reputational polls are used. Unlike other existing popular counterparts, the Three University Missions ranking applies a much wider range of information. Information sources include open data collected from the official websites of universities and national government agencies, as well as independent international sources like Clarivate Analytics (a supplier of data and metrics from InCites and Global Institutional Profiles Project (GIPP)); leading online mass education platforms; Wikipedia; Google, Yandex, Baidu; Facebook; Twitter; VK; Sina Weibo; Alexa, a global leader in web analytics; the websites of international student Olympiads; and the scientific awards websites from the IREG List of International Academic Awards.
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.
HSE University has demonstrated explosive growth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (Shanghai Ranking), improving its standing by as many as 200 places. The university climbed to the 601-700 group of ARWU and advanced from 7-8th to the 4-5th among Russian universities.
HSE has strengthened its top position and widened its lead over Moscow State University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and other universities in the Forbes Best Russian Universities Ranking. The main contributors to this advancement, according to Forbes, were the improvement in the average Russian Unified State Exam (USE) score of accepted students, a better faculty-student ratio, and younger staff. This year, HSE University also leads the employer survey.
HSE University has ranked in the Top-5 universities in the RAEX ranking for four years. We received our highest scores thanks to demand for graduates on the job market.