HSE Rises 50 Places in THE Social Sciences Ranking and Maintains Position in Business and Economics
HSE has improved its position in two Times Higher Education (THE) rankings compared to last year. The university demonstrated the greatest growth in the Social Sciences category, rising from the 175-200 group to 126-150. Additionally, HSE improved within the 101-125 group of the Business and Economics ranking.
HSE ranked first among Russian universities in the Social Sciences category, surpassing last year’s leader, Moscow State University. A total of six Russian universities are part of this subject ranking, including Moscow State University (301-400) and St. Petersburg State University (401-500), as well as four Project 5–100 participants – HSE (126-150), Kazan Federal University (301-400), Tomsk State University (401-500), and Ural Federal University (600+). For the third year in a row, HSE ranked first among Russian universities in Business and Economics. There are four Russian universities in this category: Moscow State University (101-125), St. Petersburg State University (251-300), HSE (101-125), and Kazan Federal University (301-400).
HSE was able to improve and strengthen its positions on the THE subject rankings thanks to its improved teaching and research reputation within the international community. The release of the THE ranking concludes the publication of subject rankings in the socioeconomic sphere for this year. It is important to note that as of today, HSE is Russia’s number one university in both sociology and economics based on the three main international rankings – ARWU, THE, and QS.
This year, the number of universities in the rankings grew from 400 to 601+ for the Social Sciences category and from 200 to 501+ for Business and Economics.
The methodology of Times Higher Education rankings by subject relies on the same 13 indicators in five categories as the institutional ranking, but the value of indicators varies depending on the subject.
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.
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.