HSE Improves its Position by 90 Points on QS Ranking
Higher School of Economics (HSE) moved from the 501-550 to the 411-420 group on the QS World University Ranking for 2016/17.
According to the ranking’s authors, Russia is one of the countries showing outstanding results in this year’s ranking. The total number of universities that entered the ranking increased by one spot and reached 22, while 18 of them, including HSE, improved their positions.
HSE demonstrated positive dynamics for almost all indicators. This was possible thanks to the implementation of the university’s development strategy, including efforts in relation to the 5-100 Project.
The total number of HSE publications is also constantly growing, as does their quality, expressed in citations (in 2016, the total number of papers published by HSE researchers in international peer-reviewed journals and included in the ranking increased by 1.5 times).
Enrolment of international students also went up by 1.5 times. The total number of English-taught programmes, the number of students participating in international exchanges, and the total lecturers hired from the global labour market have also grown. This helped contribute to HSE’s improving internationalization indicators in the ranking.
HSE’s ‘Academic Reputation’ indicator also improved, and features the biggest share in the QS ranking, at 40%.
Almost all universities taking part in the 5-100 Project (13 of them appear on the ranking) improved their results, while also demonstrating positive dynamics with respect to their internationalization and reputations within the global academic community.
The top list of the annual QS World University Rankings for 2016/17 includes 916 universities (25 more than last year). Over 4,300 of the world’s universities were reviewed as candidates (compared to 3,800 in 2015).
In 2016, QS modernized its methods, hence university grades in the previous year’s ranking are formally not comparable with the current rankings.
Changes in the QS ranking methods include:
1. Indicators are now only normalized for the first 700 universities in each indicator;
2. The ranking does not account for publications considered ‘megacollaborative’ by QS. The extent of collaboration is determined specifically for each subject area. For example, ‘Physics and Astronomy’ does not include publications affiliated with over 59 organizations, while for ‘English Language’, the number of organizations cannot be over 4.
The Higher School of Economics has made it onto 13 subject and two subject area rankings in the QS World University Ranking thanks to the university’s achievements as part of the Project 5-100. In addition, HSE was in the top 100 ranking for three subjects – Economics & Econometrics, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology – and it was the only Russian school in the Accounting & Finance 101-150 ranking. As for total number of subject rankings, HSE was third in Russia.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has placed on the Times Higher Education Ranking for BRICS & Emerging Economies, taking 48th place out of 300 academic institutions.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the 2017 U.S. News Best Global Universities Ranking for Mathematics, in 181st place.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) is the sole Russian academic institution to appear on the ranking’s Top-100 for ‘Business and Economics’, holding the 83rd spot.
According to the Times Higher Education (THE) world university ranking, Higher School of Economics (HSE) entered its 401-500 range out of 980 institutions of higher learning throughout the world in 2016. In particular, HSE ranked No. 4 among the Russian universities on THE.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has improved its position in the QS ranking for universities that have been in operation for less than 50 years (Under 50). HSE now stands in the 51-60 range, moving up from the 81-90 group.
The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has placed 711th in the Webometrics ranking, improving its position twofold compared to the last half. HSE took third place among the leading Russian universities.
Only three of the Top-10 Russian universities, HSE, Tomsk State University, and MEPhI, managed to improve their positions compared with last year. HSE moved up from 63rd to 62nd place in the 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.