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.
The Higher School of Economics has made it onto the Times Higher Education ranking in the arts and humanities category for the first time ever. The university was in the 176-200 group, demonstrating the best result among schools that participate in Project 5-100 in this field. In addition, HSE placed third among Russian universities as a whole for this subject ranking.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the 251-300 group of the QS Graduate Employability Rankings, which aim to reflect the relationship between a university’s activities and subsequent graduate employment. HSE took first place among Project 5-100’s participants and fourth place among 11 Russian universities, thus improving upon last year’s result.
In the latest Times Higher Education university rankings, the Higher School of Economics rose to the 351-400 category among 1,102 schools worldwide. This is an improvement on last year, when HSE was in the 401-500 group, with the university ranking fourth among the 27 Russian universities that made it to the ranking.
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.