HSE Climbs in QS World University Rankings
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 the presidential decree of May 7, 2012, the Russian higher education system has implemented a project to create world-class universities, known as Academic Excellence Project 5-100. A key outcome of this project is the fact that 5 Russian universities have been named among the top 100 in the world.
Universities are trying hard to improve their global competitiveness, and the HSE is the only university participating in the project which has maintained its leadership since the very beginning.
‘Looking at the achievements of universities more closely, it is worth noting that a jump in the ranking from 700+ to 500+ occurs relatively quickly. Entering the 400+ ranking among world universities occurs somewhat more slowly, which is logical enough. HSE’s rise by 39 positions and its new ranking of 343 this year is therefore an excellent result, reflecting the efforts of a large and multidisciplinary team’, explains Irina Karelina, Director of Strategic Planning at the Higher School of Economics.
The breadth of scientific fields and the university’s success in subject rankings (HSE is third according to QS subject rankings after MSU and St. Petersburg State University) not only enforce HSE’s position as a leader in the Project, they are also an important contributor to further improvements in the institution’s position in the QS World University Rankings.
The highest increase in HSE’s QS ranking was observed in ‘academic reputation’ (rising by 79 positions) and ‘employers' assessment of university graduates’ (rising by 68 positions). This is indicative of HSE’s role as an active participant in science and education globally.
- 1011 universities from 85 countries (as compared to 980 universities in 2017) are featured in the rating, including 27 Russian universities;
- 60 new universities have entered the ranking, including 3 Russian universities;
- 5 Russian universities entered the Top 300 QS WUR, and 15 entered the Top 500;
- on average, the number of responses by academic experts and employers increased by 38%; academic experts and employers from Russia were also actively involved and the number of responses increased by 63% and 46%, respectively;
- the number of publications in the world increased by 12%, the number of citations increased by 22%. For Russian universities, these indicators increased by 41.5% and 63.5% respectively.
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.
HSE University has placed 5th in the annual ranking of the best Russian universities compiled by the RAEX agency (RAEX Analytics). The university also came in third in terms of demand for graduates.
HSE University has appeared in 10 subject areas and six subject categories of the Expert Analytical Centre ranking of university research productivity. Moreover, HSE ranked 1st in five areas and two sections.
A new supercomputer, which has been recently set up at MIEM, will allow the university to carry out high quality research in deep learning and mathematical modeling. The computer was ranked sixth in the April Top-50 ranking of supercomputers in Russia.