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.
Today’s publication of four international subject area rankings in the life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, and medical and health sciences by the Times Higher Education (THE) marks the end of this year’s rankings cycle, which includes the four major world rankings—THE, QS, ARWU, and U.S. News & World Report.
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.