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.’
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.
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’.
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.