HSE a Leader in Project 5-100 Ranking for Third Year in a Row
On March 18th and 19th, the Council on Enhancing the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities met in Moscow to discuss Russia’s role on the world academic stage. As a result, the Council recommended that the Ministry of Education and Science allocate subsidies to three groups of universities in 2016. HSE made it into the first group.
At the meeting, council members discussed how Project 5-100 universities carried out their development plans in 2015, as well as how these roadmaps will be adjusted in 2016 to meet the strategic development goals of each university (how Strategic Academic Units will function). In addition, the Council discussed the plans of the universities that joined the project just last year.
The Council paid special attention to whether the universities had clear developmental priorities for their educational and organizational activities. These activities in particular are what will guarantee that the universities maintain strong positions in the world academic system.
As a result of the meeting, the Council recommended that the Ministry of Education and Science allocate subsidies to three groups of universities, providing them with 900 million rubles, 500 million rubles, and 150 million rubles, respectively, in 2016. The Higher School of Economics was in the first group, which will receive 900 million rubles each in 2016. The group also included Kazan Federal University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the National University of Science and Technology, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI, Novosibirsk State University, and ITMO University.
‘What made this year’s competition special was the fact that the universities had to use their “roadmaps” to determine the strategic academic areas they hoped to develop, as well as their organizational plan,’ notes HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. ‘The Higher School of Economics stood out considerably compared to its partners and competitors. We presented a project for creating eight strategic units, which included four larger consortiums of faculties, institutes, and departments, as well as four interdisciplinary research centres of excellence and post-graduate education. The international board supported our application, and for the third year in a row, HSE was among the leaders of the 5-100 project (which included seven universities), receiving the largest grant possible. In addition, the international council praised how much the university has advanced on the international stage, as demonstrated by the improvement HSE has made on various subject rankings,’ he concludes.
American SemyonovAward Recipient to Look at Higher Education’s Relation to Civic Engagement in the Russia
Radomir ‘Ray’ Mitic just completed his PhD at New York University and will be joining the Council of Graduate Schools as a postdoctoral fellow this coming fall in Washington, D.C. This summer, he received an HSE SemyonovAward Research Internship to research civic engagement among Russian university students at the Institute of Education at HSE University. Last week, he participated in the International Summer School of Higher Education at HSE – St. Petersburg, and now he is conducting field research in Moscow. HSE News Service spoke with Ray about his research, his impressions of the two Russian cities, and his future plans.
Members of the International Advisory Committee (IAC) and the HSE administration have discussed the results of the committee’s annual meeting.
New faculties, personnel development, internationalisation, and much more – these are all things on the agenda of the annual International Advisory Committee (IAC) meeting currently taking place in Moscow.
The annual meeting of the HSE International Advisory Committee will be held December 12-13 in Moscow. In the run-up to the event, HSE News Service has talked to two new members of the committee, Marcelo Knobel, Rector of University of Campinas (Brasil), and Francisco Marmolejo, the World Bank’s Lead Tertiary Education Specialist.
For the first time ever, the Higher School of Economics hosted EduLAB, an annual conference for university leadership. Participants discussed the challenges universities face in the digital age, as well as prospects for interuniversity cooperation, specifically as part of a wider project for European universities.
From October 26-27, a regular meeting of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 was held in Kaliningrad. The academic institutions involved in the project presented the results of their work and plans for the upcoming period of their respective roadmaps.
From October 24-25, the IX International Russian Higher Education Conference ‘Universities in Search of a Balance between New and Familiar Goals’ took place at HSE. Participants discussed issues concerning educational policies, including internationalization of education, bridging the gap between schools, universities and labour markets, as well as changes in the academic profession.
145 researchers from 30 countries discussed how higher education systems work on global and national levels, and how they are influenced by the processes of differentiation and integration.
The Prime Minister of Russian Federation, Dmitry Medvedev, has approved a programme which will train personnel for key sectors of the economy in the Far East. The Higher School of Economics is one of the universities that will conduct the activities in the programme, in collaboration with the universities of the Far Eastern Federal District.
of students and graduates of HSE Moscow are satisfied with the quality of their education. At HSE Perm, this figure is even higher, standing at 84%. These are the results of a survey of students and graduates of leading Russian universities, conducted by Changellenge>> . HSE Perm came in second and Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod campuses shared the third place in the ‘satisfaction with the quality of education’ category.