HSE Strengthens its Position in QS World University Rankings by Subject
HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.
HSE entered the QS subject rankings for the first time in 2015. Since then, not only does the HSE continue to increase its overall representation in the subject and subject area rankings, it also demonstrates upward movement in each individual subject ranking.
Compared to last year, HSE has risen more than 100 places in the subject ‘Computer Science and Information Systems’ (now in the 251-300 range), which is the most competitive subject in the world among universities. For the university’s young Faculty of Computer Science, established in 2014, such an improvement is a great achievement.
HSE has also risen in the ranking by subject for ‘Mathematics’. In 2016, HSE was placed in 251-300 range, but in 2018, climbed to 101-150. The university received the highest number of votes from foreign academic experts this year in this subject. This indicates that HSE has been recognised by the international academic community not only as a leader in the social sciences and humanities, but also as a leader in sciences.
For the first time, HSE has also been recognised in the subject area ‘Engineering and Technology’, having been ranked in the 451-500 range.
In the university’s more traditional subjects, ‘Economics and Econometrics’ (101-150), ‘Accounting and Finance’ (151-200) and ‘Business and Management Studies’ (151-200), the HSE has risen in terms of the majority of indicators, as well as in terms of final score. However, in recent years, these subjects have become more and more competitive and HSE was unable to maintain last year’s ranking in ‘Economics and Econometrics’ and ‘Accounting and Finance’.
Russian universities are traditionally poorly represented in the humanities due to the nature of this subject area. However this year, the HSE was ranked in 4 subjects. In the subject area ‘Arts and Humanities’, HSE’s position improved by almost 80 places, climbing to 220. For the first time, HSE entered the rankings for ‘Modern Languages’ (201-250). The university also climbed the rankings in ‘Philosophy’ (to the 101-150 range) and maintained rankings in ‘History’ (151-200) and ‘Linguistics’ (151-200). HSE was also ranked in the subjects ‘Law’ (201-250) and ‘Education’ (251-300).
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.
For the first time ever, Forbes (Russia) has published its own ranking of the best universities in Russia. One of the main objectives of the ranking was to determine which universities produce talented young entrepreneurs, including those capable of making it onto Forbes’ main ranking in the future or becoming part of Russia’s political elite. HSE placed 10th in the ranking.
The HSE has climbed to 84th position in the Young Universities Times Higher Education Ranking. The ranking assesses universities that were founded less than 50 years ago according to methodology used in the main THE ranking, which is published in autumn.
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.
The Higher School of Economics has climbed to 32nd place in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings, improving its previous position by 16 places.
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.
The programmes in Big Data Systems and International Business have entered the QS Business Masters Ranking in Business Analytics and Management. Published for the first time, the ranking is based on an analysis of over 300 universities from more than 40 countries.
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.