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.
HSE University has placed in the top 250 universities worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings despite increased competition. A total of 786 universities were assessed for this year’s rankings—an increase over last year. The published list of 550 universities is also 10% larger than last year’s.
HSE University has once again improved its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject in Psychology, entering the 101–125 cohort of the world’s best universities in the field.
For the second year in a row, five HSE University master’s programmes have appeared in the QS Business Masters ranking. Moreover, the programmes in International Business and Financial Economics have improved their positions in the Top 100 of the ranking.
HSE University has improved its indicators of research, international outlook, and industry income in THE Young University Rankings. HSE University now ranks 57th among 475 international universities and is the only Russian university in the Top 100.
HSE University has progressed on the QS World University Rankings in terms of academic reputation, having improved its position by over 340 points in six years. In the general ranking, HSE University places 305th and ranks among the Q1 of global universities.
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.