For the First Time, HSE Enters QS Top 100 Subject Rankings
HSE has entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 in the top 51-100 in Development Studies, and is the only Russian university in this category.
HSE is also the only Russian university to be ranked in the top 200 in two specific categories: Sociology, and Economics & Econometrics. The university also appears in the 151-200 rankings for Philosophy.
Other Russian universities in the top-100 QS subject rankings include Moscow State University, St. Petersburg State University, and the National Research Nuclear University.
‘It is not by mere coincidence that HSE has become one of the global leaders in the Development Studies category and that it is the only Russian university representing social sciences. This ranking takes into account our research, analytical and expert work in social, educational and economic policy, as well as sociology, governmental reform, health care economics and politics, demography, urban studies, and innovation. Our activity in these spheres makes HSE stand out among Russian universities as well as many international ones. There are few other institutions that are so active in working on development strategies and cooperation with appropriate governmental bodies,’ explained HSE First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev.
This is the first year for the Development Studies category. ‘High results in this subject area demonstrate that QS experts highly assessed HSE’s interdisciplinary approach to research. HSE in an integrated university where researchers from various areas – economics, sociology, political science – work as a team in order to solve real problems of economic development,’ said HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich.
This is the fifth time that QS has published university rankings by subject. This year, experts assessed 3551 universities, of which 894 of were included in the final rankings. These rankings cover 36 subject areas, and this year new areas include Business & Management, Art & Design, Architecture, Veterinary Science, and Dentistry.
‘It’s important to note that this is not a breakthrough in the natural sciences, which is quite traditional for Russian universities. HSE’s inclusion in the top 100 in Development Studies is a major advancement for the university in the sphere of socio-economic studies and the humanities. We have always known that we give good education, but now we have a confirmation of this from the international academic community. The new QS rankings prove that HSE is competitive on the international level,’ Radaev emphasized.
The publication of the latest Times Higher Education subject rankings in the Arts and Humanities concludes the annual cycle of the three main ranking agencies: THE, QS, and ARWU. Since last year, HSE University has managed to double the number of top 100 subject rankings it appears in, growing from 6 to 12.
HSE University has placed in the top 250 universities worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings despite increased competition. A total of 786 universities were assessed for this year’s rankings—an increase over last year. The published list of 550 universities is also 10% larger than last year’s.
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 improved its indicators of research, international outlook, and industry income in THE Young University Rankings. HSE University now ranks 57th among 475 international universities and is the only Russian university in the Top 100.
HSE University has placed fourth among Russian academic institutions on the Leiden Ranking, which evaluates the performance of universities based on bibliographic data on their scientific publications.
HSE University is the only Russian university to rank among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Mathematics. This is an impressive feat, considering that the Faculty of Mathematics has only been around since 2007. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Dmitry Chernyshenko stressed that this success testifies to the correct choice of strategy and the achievements of the University team. Read on to learn what helped HSE strengthen its position in the ranking.
HSE University is now represented in eight subject rankings of the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In five of these subjects, HSE is the only university from Russia, and in three other subjects, HSE outranks its domestic peers. HSE University is thereby the highest-ranking Russian university in the ranking.
HSE University has ranked among the top 25 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies ranking and is one of Russia’ three best universities.
HSE University has expanded its presence in the top 50 of QS subject rankings, placing in two additional subject rankings. HSE is represented in 4 of the 5 broad subject areas ranked by QS, and it has significantly improved its performance from last year in almost half of the individual subjects rankings in which it is included.