HSE Enters Top 50 in QS BRICS Ranking
HSE’s progress in the global rankings in 2017 can also be seen in the QS BRICS regional ranking, where HSE is now 39th among all universities, moving up 23 positions as compared to last year.
HSE has progressed primarily in the categories of employer reputation (rising from 62nd in 2016 to 34th in 2017) and share of international students (from 40.4 to 66.3 points).
This year, the ranking includes 68 Russian universities, which is more than last year. The number of Russian universities in the Top 50 and Top 100 has also grown. Twenty-five Russian universities are in the Top 100 this year, with 15 of them being participants in Project 5-100.
QS BRICS evaluates universities on academic reputation, reputation among potential employers, publication activity, international faculty and international student ratios, and student-to-faculty ratios. In fact, QS BRICS serves as a projection of the global university ranking in the region.
The QS BRICS ranking was first compiled in 2013. This year, the QS team has expanded the list, which now includes approximately 300 of the best universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (previously 250 top universities had been included in the final ranking).
The QS BRICS ranking evaluates universities based on 8 key parameters: academic reputation over 5 years (30%); reputation among employers over 5 years (20%); faculty/student ratio (20%); number of publications per faculty member (10%); faculty with PhDs (10%); citations per paper (5%); international students (2.5%); and international faculty (2.5%).
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.
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.