HSE Enters Top 50 in THE Young University Rankings Under 30 Years Old
In its 25th anniversary year, HSE has marked new achievements, entering the Top 50 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings among universities under 30 years old, and in the Top 100 in the global Young University Rankings under 50. HSE has become the first Russian university to enter the top list of THE Young Universities, a global institutional ranking.
This is the sixth year that the annual Times Higher Education Young University Ranking has been published. The 2017 list includes 200 universities younger than 50 years. This year, the authors of the ranking also analyzed smaller groups of universities, Generation X, Generation Y and Millennials. HSE entered the Top 50 among Generation Y universities, which were founded between 1986 and 1999, and the Top 100 (96th) in the general THE Young Universities rankings. HSE also entered the QS 2016 Top 100 young universities ranking (51-60 cohort), the only Russian university to have done so.
The THE Young Universities Ranking is a projection of the general THE institutional ranking on the group of young universities, and includes the same performance indicators, recalibrated in terms of their impact factor. Traditionally, reputation accounts for 33% in the THE University Rankings, but since a young university needs more time for public and academic acknowledgment, this indicator has a lower impact in the young university ranking (22%). According to the authors, this ranking includes young, dynamic institutions, that is tomorrow’s champions that challenge today’s elite global institutions.
‘Being part of this ranking is a confirmation of the success achieved by the entire HSE team, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. It took HSE only 25 years to grow from a small institution founded by a team of enthusiasts to an internationally recognized university that is renowned publically and academically not only in Russia, but also abroad. HSE focuses its effort on publication activities, improving academic processes, and increasing internationalization, which has allowed the university to rank highly among dynamic developing universities,’ commented Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Supervisor.
Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, commented on HSE’s success:
‘It is great news that the Higher School of Economics is listed in our 2017 Young University Rankings – the first time a Russian institution has featured in the six-year history of the ranking.
The university is particularly strong among its young peers at providing strong teaching and research environments and working closely with industry, achieving high scores in the teaching, research and industry income pillars of the ranking.’
Nearly 32,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm currently study at HSE. The university features 216 graduate programmes, 41 double-degree programmes implemented in partnerships with international universities, 32 international laboratories headed by leading international scholars, 31 research institutes, and 57 joint departments with international and Russian research and commercial organizations.
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.