HSE One of Four Russian Universities in THE Top-100 Subject Rankings
National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) was the sole Russian academic institution to appear on the ranking’s Top-100 for 'Business and Economics', holding the 83rd spot.
The ranking primarily aims at assessing universities’ scientific and academic potential. Four Russian universities appeared in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for various sectoral and subject areas in 2016, of which three are participants in Project 5-100.
Furthermore, another participant in Project 5-100, MIPT, was the only Russian institution to appear on the ranking’s ‘Physical Sciences’ table (ranking 78th). Two Russian universities appeared on the ranking’s ‘Computer Sciences’ table – ITMO (56th) and MSU (43rd), respectively. Also, MSU took 66th place on the ‘Arts & Humanities’ table.
‘For the second year in a row, HSE has appeared in the Top-100 for sector and subject areas, thus fulfilling its obligation to boost the competitiveness of Russian universities on the global academic market as per Project 5-100 and the Order of the President of the Russian Federation on enhancing the global draw of Russian education,’ said Irina Karelina, HSE’s Director of Strategic Planning.
The Times Higher Education (THE) rating assesses academic institutions in eight key subject areas – ‘Business & Economics’, ‘Computer Sciences’, ‘Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health’, ‘Physical Sciences’, ‘Engineering & Technology’, ‘Life Sciences’, ‘Social Sciences’, and ‘Arts & Humanities’.
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.
On June 24-26, 2020, the THE Young Universities Summit will be held for the first time at HSE University in Moscow. An official hand off ceremony was held earlier at the University of Surrey, which hosted the event this year. It was not by chance that HSE University was selected to be next year’s summit host—it is the only Russian university that consistently ranks among the THE top 100 young universities, and this year it took 60th place.
In 2019 the Higher School of Economics has climbed from 84th to 60th place in the Time Higher Education (THE) world ranking of young universities. HSE University is the only Russian university to place in the top 100 of this ranking.
HSE University has retained its position in the Top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking, in sociology and mathematics. The university improved in political science and has also placed in the same group in economics. At the same time, HSE moved to the next group in management and entered new subject areas – psychology and business administration. HSE is the only Russian university ranked in four subjects: Sociology, Management, Business Administration, and Political Science. HSE University is Russia’s leader in economics and ranks in the same group as Moscow State University in mathematics.
HSE University has improved its position in the QS institutional ranking by 21 places this year, taking 7th place among Russian universities. The advancement comes thanks to a significant improvement in academic reputation and assessment of university graduates by employers.
The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.
HSE University has taken 22nd place in THE Emerging Economies Rankings, improving its position from last year. This ranking includes a total of 35 Russian universities, with 18 of them participating in the 5-100 Project.
HSE has improved its position in two Times Higher Education (THE) rankings compared to last year. The university demonstrated the greatest growth in the Social Sciences category, rising from the 175-200 group to 126-150. Additionally, HSE improved within the 101-125 group of the Business and Economics ranking.