HSE among Seven Russian Universities in QS Graduate Employability Rankings
The new QS Graduate Employability Rankings reflects the relation between a university’s activities and graduate employment. HSE placed in 201+ group.
Through this ranking, QS aims to establish a new approach to evaluating higher education. Its methodology differs from QS’s institutional rankings. Instead, it involves an assessment of five indicators: a university’s reputation among employers, partnership with employers, alumni outcomes, interaction between employers and the university, and its graduate employment rate.
QS representatives note that the ranking is now being implemented on a trial basis and should be refined over the coming years.
‘The idea of this ranking is definitely positive: both graduates and prospective students need to know whether he/she will be able to find a job after graduation, whether his/her profession will be in demand on the global labour market,’ — says Liudmila Solntseva, Director of the Ranking Information Centre. She added: ‘It’s not the first attempt to develop an employability rating by ranking agencies, although it is difficult to find any successful examples. This is most likely the result of a lack of measurable indicators and nontransparent accounting.’
For example, the simplest indicator is the graduate employment rate. It is important that all ranking participants provide comparable data (which is almost unachievable).
‘In most international universities, there are staff experts who systematically work with graduates. In Russian universities, this type of work is still in its initial stage, and universities are only starting to develop this service, — says Solntseva, noting: ‘Of course, the participation of universities in such rankings encourages them to establish proper accounting approaches in conjunction with an entire process for providing services to students/graduates, as well as provide support to partnerships with employers.’
According to HSE’s institutional monitoring, the percentage of graduates employed last year came to 93%. For instance, HSE conducts career, education and recruiting events with the direct support of potential employers, such as seminars, workshops, trainings, job fairs, internships, and roundtable discussions. In the 2015/16 academic year, around 530 career events, supported by more than 400 employers, were held at HSE.
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.
The Higher School of Economics was ranked fifth among Russian universities with the highest paid graduates during their first year of employment, according to data from an employment monitoring study by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science. On average, graduates who completed a full-time undergraduate programme at HSE make 51,700 rubles per month, which is up from previous years and nearly double the average for the country as a whole.
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.
The results of the ranking were presented on June 7, 2017, at a ceremony that brought together rectors from leading universities. As part of the discussion at the event, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov spoke about the quality of education in the social sciences, the university’s role in developing local communities, and e-learning.
has been taken by HSE in a Russian university ranking of the salaries earned by graduates in Finance & Economics. This ranking was prepared by the Superjob.ru research centre, based on a comparison of the average wages earned by Russians who graduated university in 2011 – 2016.
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.