HSE Pushes ahead Six Places in QS EECA-2015 Ranking
The QS University Rankings: EECA 2015 was published on October 21, assessing universities from 30 countries in Emerging Europe and Central Asia for 150 coveted positions in the ranking. Over the past year, the Higher School of Economics has gone from 37th place to 31st, improving across all metrics.
Nearly all of the Russian universities that made it to the rating either improved or maintained their position compared with last year. In addition, Russia leads the QS EECA by overall number of universities – nearly a third of the universities ranked are Russian. ‘We are seeing Russia as a leader in the rankings with four universities in the top ten, and half of them are participants in the 5-100 Project. Our top universities were competing with some of the strongest Eastern European universities that have long-held traditions,’ notes Russia’s Deputy Minister of Education and Science, Alexander Povalko.
QS EECA, like any comprehensive rating, is important for applicants, as it is an important benchmark for comparing opportunities to study in another country. In addition, these kinds of ratings serve as an assessment of the quality of the universities, as well as the change in their professional reputation. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov notes that with these goals in mind, it is more important to look at the subject and faculty ratings, as they are a way for professionals to assess other professionals.
‘Over the last two years, Russian universities have made a tremendous breakthrough, entering the world’s top-100 and top-200 lists in several areas of the natural, social, and technical sciences. These are some of the first results of the governmental programme to improve the international competitiveness of Russia’s leading universities. I don’t doubt that if this programme continues, we will see Russian universities in the overall top-100 list. This will just take some time, maybe eight or 10 years. It’s one thing when your foreign colleagues think highly of you; it’s another when this information is disseminated to experts who represent entirely different professions,’ Kuzminov adds.
There were a total of 11 Russian universities in the QS EECA top 50, HSE being the youngest. ‘A significant portion of international university rankings is typically made up of the university’s reputation, which takes years to develop. And we are thrilled to see that, despite our young age, the international expert community values our achievements,’ Kuzminov concludes.
Reputation metrics make up 50% of the QS EECA rating. ‘This year, HSE was able to substantially improve its academic reputation performance indicators (from 60.4 out of 100 points last year to 82.7 points this year), as well as its employer reputation indicators (from 66.4 to 77.1). The university also boosted the percentage of foreign instructors hired on the international labour market. These instructors uphold the highest professional standards, which QS experts were also able to see,’ HSE Ranking Information Centre Director Liudmila Solntseva says.
HSE has climbed almost 40 places in the QS World University Rankings and now occupies 343rd place among the world's best universities. This is thanks to a significant improvement in its academic reputation and the employers' assessment of university graduates.
HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.
According to research by Future Today, HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences is the most in-demand among employers. A further three HSE faculties were named in the top 10.
The programmes in Big Data Systems and International Business have entered the QS Business Masters Ranking in Business Analytics and Management. Published for the first time, the ranking is based on an analysis of over 300 universities from more than 40 countries.
For the first time ever, the Higher School of Economics has entered the Times Higher Education ranking in the physical sciences, placing in the 401-500 group. The results of the ranking were announced at a Project 5-100 conference seminar by Phil Baty, chief editor of the THE World University Rankings.
HSE’s progress in the global rankings in 2017 can also be seen in the QS BRICS regional ranking, where HSE is now 39th among all universities, moving up 23 positions as compared to last year.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has improved its position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking for Mathematics, joining the Top-150 universities in this area. In addition, HSE joined the U.S. News Best Global Universities and the Social Sciences and Public Health rankings for the first time ever.
On its 25th anniversary, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) took 25th place in the QS EECA (Emerging Europe & Central Asia) Ranking, thus improving its result by 10 positions as compared with last year. This ranking includes 300 positions and takes into account higher education institutions in transitional European and Central Asian countries.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Times Higher Education rankings by subject in two categories, Business & Economics (101-125 group), and Social sciences (176-200 group), showing the best result among schools that participate in Project 5-100 in these areas.
We continue talking about universities that are alongside HSE in the 51–100 group in various subject areas in the QS ranking. Today we have sociologists speaking about their ‘neighbours in the ranking’.