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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.

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