HSE Leads in 8 Indicators in the Latest U-Multirank Ranking
HSE is among the leaders in 8 out of 35 indicators in the latest U-Multirank ranking, including student mobility, graduate entrepreneurial activity, and income from continuous professional development.
The U-Multirank project is implemented by a consortium of international experts from the University of Twente, the German Centre for Higher Education (CHE), and other European universities with the participation of Elsevier and financial support from the European Commission. The ranking methodology involved helps users compare universities both by the main areas of activity and by selected indicators, which users can choose at their discretion. The ranking is based on information from universities and results of student surveys.
Student mobility is one of HSE’s leading indicators. Over the past three years the number of students coming to HSE for the academic mobility programme increased by more than 50%. The university’s partnership activity, both signing and implementing cooperation agreements, contributes to these results. ‘Outbound mobility, including short-term programmes, traditionally surpasses the inbound route, ’ says Yulia Grinkevich, Director of HSE Office of Internationalisation. ‘We managed to achieve a balanced number of student exchanges through partnership agreements with international universities. This is vital for these partnerships to be meaningful and mutually beneficial, and for many universities becomes one of the key criteria by which existing cooperation agreements are assessed.’
HSE was also ranked highly according to the indicator ‘Graduate companies,’ which was included for the first time in the ranking. HSE is consistent in striving to be not only a center of research, but also an entrepreneurial university.
The Foundation for Support to Innovative Entrepreneurship, which covers expenses involved in implementing innovation projects and creating student, graduate, and young researchers’ start-ups, is already in operation at HSE. A review of graduate businesses by HSE Alumni Centre in 2016 showed that the most popular areas for entrepreneurship are IT (21% of companies), trade (17%), service activity, advertising and PR, art and leisure, education, etc. Some companies have head offices located in USA, Switzerland, Israel, Spain and elsewhere.
Another indicator for which HSE was ranked highly is income derived from continuous professional development. Over the past four academic years, no less than 25,000 students per year entered HSE continuing education programmes. Over 80 professional retraining programmes and 360 continuing education prgrammes, as well as 14 MBA and Executive MBA and the first DBA programme were also implemented at HSE Moscow in 2016.
In addition to the above achievements, HSE is also ranked as a leader for five other indicators.
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.
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.
HSE has once again climbed the THE World University Ranking and entered the 301 – 350 range, taking 3rd place in Russia after MSU (199) and MIPT (251-300). HSE first appeared in this ranking two years ago and every subsequent year the university has consistently improved its standing.
For the second year in a row, the QS Ranking Agency has published its Business Masters Rankings. A total of three Russian universities appeared on this ranking (HSE University, St Petersburg State University, and Ural Federal University) in four areas of business education. Last year, only two Russian universities were on the ranking.
The QS Graduate Employability Rankings has published a list of the Top-500 universities in the world in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.
HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the first time. The ranking is known for its strict selection criteria. This year, 12 Russian universities, including 10 participants of Project 5-100, entered the ranking. Until 2016, only 2 representatives of Russia were included- MSU and St. Petersburg State University.
The following Master’s programmes offered at HSE’s Faculty of Business and Management have entered the Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking in 2017-18 in the Eastern European region: ‘Project Management: Project Analysis, Investments, and Implementation Technologies’, ‘Marketing Communications and Advertising in the Contemporary Business’, ‘Business Strategies: Management and Consulting' and ‘Human Resource Management’. For the first time, the world-wide ranking included the master's programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality Management and Tourism’. The global ranking also includes the programmes ‘Big Data Systems’ and ‘E-Business’.
HSE has climbed almost 40 places in the QS World University Rankings and now occupies 343rd place among the world's best universities. This is thanks to a significant improvement in its academic reputation and the employers' assessment of university graduates.
According to research by Future Today, HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences is the most in-demand among employers. A further three HSE faculties were named in the top 10.