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.
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.
The Strategic Management in Logistics doudble-degree master’s programme, for which HSE has partnered up with Germany’s BBW University of Applied Sciences, received 10 out of a possible 11 points in the international training category of Germany’s Centre for Higher Education (CHE) ranking of master’s programmes.
HSE University has taken 22nd place in THE Emerging Economies Rankings, improving its position from last year. This ranking includes a total of 35 Russian universities, with 18 of them participating in the 5-100 Project.
For the first time ever, HSE University has entered two THE subject rankings: in Computer Science (in the 301–400 group)and Engineering & Technology (in the 601-800 group). Therefore, HSE has confirmed once again that it is much more than just a specialized social sciences and humanities university, but rather a comprehensive multidisciplinary university, which has become successful in new, innovative areas of natural sciences and engineering.
The Higher School of Economics has been included in the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for psychology for the first time, placing in the 151-175 group. HSE also retained its ranking for the physical sciences (401-500) that it has held since last year.
The Higher School of Economics has significantly improved its position in the U.S. News Best Global Universities subject ranking in mathematics, placing 107th this year. HSE also rose in the U.S. News Best Global Universities institutional ranking, as well as the social sciences and public health subject ranking.
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.
The new ranking of entrepreneurial universities published for the first time by the ‘Expert’ analytical centre features 38 Russian universities, 16 of which are participants in the Project 5-100. HSE took 6th place among Russian universities and 2nd place (after MIPT) among participants in the Project 5-100.