HSE Achieves Greater Prominence in THE Subject Rankings
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 School of Psychology exemplifies the Higher School of Economics as a modern, rapidly developing university that emphasizes research,’ said School Head Maria Falikman. ‘The department specializes in research and development in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, the psychology of personality and motivation, and social and cross-cultural psychology. Not only do our staff members publish in the world’s leading journals for psychology and interdisciplinary sciences, but they also head highly competitive Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes that are popular with both Russian and international students. The average Unified State Exam score for incoming Psychology students was 93.5 in 2018, higher than for all other Russian universities, and the English-language Master’s programme attracted students from a variety of countries ranging from India to Ireland,’ Professor Falikman added.
When the Top 100 university psychology departments were first included in the rankings in 2017, not a single Russian university made the grade. In 2018, the psychology departments of three Russian universities appeared on the ranking – those of MSU (101-125), HSE (151-175), and SPSU (201-250).
Russian universities are traditionally strong in physics and therefore have a greater presence in the rankings for this field of study. In 2018, the published rankings expanded from the Top 500 to include the Top 900 universities. The ranking now includes 26 Russian universities, seven of which appeared on the list for the first time.
Although the departmental rankings are based on the same 13 indicators as the institutional rankings and are similarly grouped into five categories, the weight given to individual indicators varies according to subject area.
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 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.
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 has once again climbed the THE World University Ranking and entered the 301 – 350 range, taking 3rd place in Russia after MSU (199) and MIPT (251-300). HSE first appeared in this ranking two years ago and every subsequent year the university has consistently improved its standing.
HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.
The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the Top-100 in Sociology and Mathematics of the Shanghai Ranking. It is also now the leader on this ranking among Russian universities in Economics, Political Science and Management.
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.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Expert Analytical Centre’s ranking in 10 subjects. The ranking studies the research productivity of Russian universities. In five subject areas, the university has taken first position in the ranking.