HSE Enters Top 50 in QS Emerging Europe & Central Asia 2016 Ranking
HSE increased its overall score this year from 73.9 in 2015 to 74.9, allowing it to take 35th place in the ranking.
This year’s ranking took a considerable portion of data from last year’s ranking without making any changes, including bibliometric data (2010-2014) and reputation (2011-2015). The updated data include the faculty/student ratio, the share of international students and faculty, and the share of faculty staff members who hold a PhD. HSE has become increasingly more internationalized in comparison with the previous year.
The method of counting publications has also changed in the ranking. Last year’s method did not take into account publications that were the result of a broad collaboration (i.e., co-authored by more than 10 institutions), which primarily affects researchers in physics. In 2016, it excluded 0.1% of publications with the greatest number of co-authoring institutions in each subject. This means that universities in the humanities, social and economic sciences are now more negatively affected. For example, in finance and political science the rating did not take into account publications co-authored by more than six institutions, and in economics, business, philosophy, linguistics, and statistics – by more than seven institutions. As a result, the change in method negatively affected the record of HSE’s bibliometric data.
The Emerging Europe & Central Asia ranking takes into account local higher education systems and serves as a reference point for students, researchers and local government agencies interested in international mobility. In comparison with last year, the 2016/17 ranking includes a much longer list of universities that have not been part of it before (primarily Turkish universities).
Russia is represented by 64 universities in the ranking, which is the highest number among all the participating countries. This year, the number of Russian universities grew in comparison with previous years: in 2014 there were 26, and in 2015 – 48 universities from Russia.
The Higher School of Economics has made it onto the Times Higher Education ranking in the arts and humanities category for the first time ever. The university was in the 176-200 group, demonstrating the best result among schools that participate in Project 5-100 in this field. In addition, HSE placed third among Russian universities as a whole for this subject ranking.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the 251-300 group of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, which aim to reflect the relationship between a university’s activities and subsequent graduate employment. HSE took first place among Project 5-100’s participants and fourth place among 11 Russian universities, thus improving upon last year’s result.
In the latest Times Higher Education university rankings, the Higher School of Economics rose to the 351-400 category among 1,102 schools worldwide. This is an improvement on last year, when HSE was in the 401-500 group, with the university ranking fourth among the 27 Russian universities that made it to the ranking.
The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has taken 48th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 ranking. Furthermore, it is the sole Russian academic institution in this ranking.
HSE the Only Russian University in ARWU Global Ranking in Sociology, Political Sciences, and Economics
HSE has entered the ShanghaiRanking's Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in four subjects and become the only Russian university in three of them (sociology, political sciences, and economics). HSE is among the world’s Top 75 universities in Sociology. This is the first time HSE has made it into the ARWU.
On June 21, 2017, Times Higher Education (THE) published its ranking of the best universities in Europe 2017, in which HSE, along with St. Petersburg State University, Novosibirsk State University, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and Kazan Federal University, is ranked in the 201-250 group.
On June 15, 2017, the tenth Global Innovation Index was presented at the UN headquarters in Geneva. It includes the key indicators of innovative activities in 127 countries. Russia took 45th place in the ranking. Switzerland is leading the ranking for the seventh year in a row.
HSE has been ranked one of the top 15 universities by research performance in 8 subject areas, compiled by the Expert Analytical Centre in 2016. HSE took the first place in three subjects: Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.