HSE Makes It onto Forbes University Ranking
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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 New Economic School was ranked first, and most of the top ten schools were universities that specialise in narrower fields and separate areas in economics or public administration. There were just two universities – HSE and Moscow State University – that offer an education in a wide array of fields within the humanities and engineering and natural sciences.
The compilers of the ranking noted that the basis for their assessment was data from a Ministry of Education and Science effectiveness review, as well as other parameters such as student career prospects and the university’s international, financial, and research activities. With this goal in mind, the ranking analysed statistical data on alumni employment, the number of entrepreneurs among these alumni, and how sought after they are in the Russian regions.
The final ranking was thus created from metrics divided into three groups – quality of education, quality of alumni, and the ‘Forbes factor’ (the ‘eliteness’ of the establishment and the percentage of entrepreneurs among graduates). The publication explains that it analysed ‘more than 1,600 representatives of the Russian elite – members of the Forbes list and their children, the managers of private and state-owned companies, government officials, and members of the parliament.’
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.
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 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.
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.