HSE Improves its Standing in QS University and Facutly Ratings
For the first time the University is listed among the top Arts & Humanities institutions, taking 289th place globally and 3rd place within Russia. HSE was also ranked 2nd place within Russia in the faculty ranking Social Sciences & Management, rising from 232nd place globally in 2014 to 161st place globally this year.
HSE showed improvements across all indicators and all aspects of the institutional (university) rating, based on six key performance indicators: academic reputation (40%), employer reputation (10%), international faculty and international student ratios (5% each), student-to-faculty ratio (20%) and citations-per faculty member (20%). HSE was awarded 10th place among Russian educational institutions (it was 11th in 2014) and in the global rating held its position in the 501-550 bracket.
‘In 2015 competition for a place in the rating intensified — as a number of new universities from China and India took part. That’s why two Russian universities dropped out of the top 600. We not only held our positions, we improved them, and that is a very good result,’ said Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector. ‘And it is worth bearing in mind that the university rating is less likely to change and responds later to changes in universities than the subject rating does.’
While the university rating relies on surveys of a diverse pool of experts from different fields, the faculty rating involves experts ranking institutions in their own fields. This year HSE significantly increased the proportion of international students and faculty members. The volume of publications in magazines and on the Scopus and Web of Science databases almost doubled.
This year, HSE significantly increased the proportion of international students and teachers. The number of publications in magazines and on Scopus and Web of Science databases almost doubled
In 2015, the methodology behind QS university and faculty rankings changed. ‘For example, from this year the results of the expert surveys going back five years are included, not three years as in the past. We have seen fundamental changes in rating publication levels: publications with a high number of co-authors or affiliated universities have been excluded; as have separate publication categories; the research citation frequency in different sectors has balanced out,’ noted Liudmila Solntseva, Director at HSE’s Ranking Information Centre.
Despite these changes, HSE improved its ranking thanks to achievements delivering on the targets set out in its road-map. ‘This year, HSE significantly increased the proportion of international students and teachers. The number of publications in magazines and on Scopus and Web of Science databases almost doubled. In addition, we improved our standing in terms of our reputation among academic experts,’ Kuzminov said.
The faculty rankings also recognized improved academic results and improved research publication quality (the QS sectoral ranking, unlike the institutional one, largely depends on reputational indicators — academic reputation and employer reputation (up to 90%) — combined with Scopus data on academic publications.
It is worth recalling that this spring, HSE was recognized one of the top-100 in the QS subject ranking in development studies. HSE is the only Russian university to make it onto that prestigious rating. HSE is also the only Russian university to be included in the ranking on subject areas such as Economics and Econometrics and Sociology (151-200 segment). The fourth area of the ranking to recognize HSE was the Philosophy section, which placed HSE in the 151-200 bracket.
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.
HSE University now ranks 16th and places among the top 5% of universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia in the QS EECA University Rankings released by the British ranking agency QS.
The RePEc rating (Research Papers in Economics) is based on publication activity data in the field of economics and related disciplines. In recent years, HSE University has consistently ranked first among Russian universities, and it continues to steadily climb the global ranking, overtaking well-known, centuries-old foreign universities. In the latest European ranking, HSE University took 46th place. In the world ranking, the university has ranked 115th (an increase of 4 places in the space of one month).
International experts have recognised Harvard University as the best in the world in terms of reputation. Moscow State University was ranked 37th, while HSE University entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020, within the 151-175 range, taking fifth position among Russian universities, showing a commendable result for such a young institution.
HSE University is the top-ranking Russian university in four THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020/21. In addition, HSE has placed in 8 out of 11 subject categories, thereby confirming its status as a multidisciplinary university.
HSE University Enters Top 100 in Mathematics and Improves Its Positions in US News Best Global Universities Rankings
HSE University has improved its positions in the US News Best Global Universities institutional and subject rankings. For the first time, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world for mathematics. HSE is also the only Russian university in the subject rankings of Economics and Business and Social Sciences and Public Health, placing among the top 300 in both categories.