HSE Enters ARWU Ranking for the First Time
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the first time. The ranking is known for its strict selection criteria. This year, 12 Russian universities, including 10 participants of Project 5-100, entered the ranking. Until 2016, only 2 representatives of Russia were included- MSU and St. Petersburg State University.
HSE occupies position 901-1000 and is the only young Russian university to have made the ranking.
‘Entering the ARWU is a great success for such a young university. HSE is only 25 years old, and until recently, specialized in the social sciences and economics. According to the number of publications in the top 10% of highly cited journals, HSE ranks first among the participants in Project 5-100 in the social sciences and humanities, as well as in mathematics, despite the fact that mathematics has only been offered at HSE for the last 10 years. This is what enabled such a young and ambitious university to enter this prestigious world ranking. HSE is also in the top 100 in sociology and mathematics in the Shanghai Ranking and is the leader among Russian universities in economics, political sciences and management’, explained Irina Karelina, Director of Strategic Planning at the Higher School of Economics.
The ARWU has been compiled since 2003. In 2018, it expanded to include 1000 universities. The most frequently ranked universities are those in China and the USA. In the top 500 of the Shanghai Ranking there are about 1.5 times fewer young universities (founded no more than 50 years ago) than in the top 500 of the QS Ranking.
ARWU evaluates higher education institutions according to parameters such as the number of publications in Nature and Science and in the top 10% of the best Web of Science journals. It also takes into account the number of Nobel Prize laureates and winners of the Fields Medal among university employees and graduates, as well as the number of frequently cited scientists.
At the close of 2019, HSE University once again ranked first among Russian organizations in the RePEc/IDEAS (Research Papers in Economics) world ranking and advanced to a record-breaking 129th place. The ranking evaluates economic, academic, and research institutions based on their publication activity in economics.
Today’s publication of four international subject area rankings in the life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, and medical and health sciences by the Times Higher Education (THE) marks the end of this year’s rankings cycle, which includes the four major world rankings—THE, QS, ARWU, and U.S. News & World Report.
HSE University Becomes Russia’s Only Academic Institution in U.S. News Best Global Universities Rankings in Economics and Social Sciences
HSE University has improved its standing in the general U.S. News Best Global Universities ranking. Today, the agency published its 2019 global rankings. HSE University appeared in the Economics and Business ranking for the first time, placing 235th. We are also the only Russian institution to make the cut.
HSE University has once again placed in two subject rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: Computer Science (in the top 400) and Engineering and Technology (in the 601-800 range).
This year HSE University rose six positions to take 17th place in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking (QS EECA).
HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.
HSE University is now represented in all four fields of the Top-100 of Business Master's ranking, which was published for the third time by the international agency QS.
HSE University was able to place high on the Graduate Employability Ranking (201-250), outpacing its main competitors for the first time in five years. This year, the number of candidates to the ranking was increased 15% (758 universities), with new 36 universities joining the list.
THE WUR, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has compiled its 2019 global rankings. HSE University performed positively, moving up to the 251-300 cohort, and taking third place among Russian universities following MSU and MIPT.
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.