HSE is One of the Top Three
In July the Higher School of Economics moved up to third position among Russian universities in the Webometrics international ranking. In January the HSE was fourth.
Webometrics estimates the web presence of higher education institutions. The ranking is prepared by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the largest Spanish research centre Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC), which unites 126 centres and institutions across Spain. "Today, when most of the higher education institutions have websites, it is all rather simple" says Isidro Aguillo, Head of the Cybermetrics Laboratory, Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovations and Education, "We assess the total number of pages available on a website, number of Word, PowerPoint and PDF documents published, and - most importantly - the number of external links to the website of a university. We call this system a ‘virtual referendum'; everyone having a webpage or a blog can insert a link to the university's website, if he or she considers it deserving of attention. The more such links, the higher the position of the university in our ranking."
Until recently the third position among Russian universities was held by the Novosibirsk State University. Now the Higher School of Economics has taken its place. The first place is currently held by the Moscow Lomonosov State University, the second by the Saint Petersburg State University. In terms of its worldwide ranking, over the last six months the HSE has, according to Webometrics, improved its position from 1143 to 812.
HSE University Becomes Russia’s Only Academic Institution in U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings in Economics and Social Sciences
HSE University has improved its standing in the general U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking. Today, the agency published its 2019 global rankings. HSE University appeared in the Economics and Business ranking for the first time, placing 235th. We are also the only Russian institution to make the cut.
HSE University has once again placed in two subject rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: Computer Science (in the top 400) and Engineering and Technology (in the 601-800 range).
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.
HSE University is now represented in all four fields of the Top-100 of Business Master's ranking, which was published for the third time by the international agency QS.
HSE University was able to place high on the Graduate Employability Ranking (201-250), outpacing its main competitors for the first time in five years. This year, the number of candidates to the ranking was increased 15% (758 universities), with new 36 universities joining the list.
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.
HSE University has firmly entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is known for its rigorous selection criteria. After placing in the ranking for the first time last year, HSE University maintained its position despite increased competition — more than 50 new universities entered the ranking for the first time this year.
HSE recently placed 39th in the QS Top-50 ‘Under 50’ ranking, thus maintaining its position in the Top-40 despite increasing competition in this special academic category.
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.