Double Degree Programme in Strategic Management in Logistics Named One of Germany’s Best
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 has been working with the BBW University of Applied Sciences for several years. BBW is a German university founded in 2007 on the initiative of industrial associations in Berlin and Brandenburg. As part of the universities’ cooperation, a dual-degree programme was established within the Strategic Management in Logistics master’s programme. Students spend the majority of their first year at HSE before moving to Berlin for a year not only to study, but also to participate in internships at German companies there. They then return to Moscow to finish the programme and defend their theses.
The Centre for Higher Education (Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, or CHE) compiles the most comprehensive ranking of universities and institutes in Germany, covering 39 different subject areas. The rating forms the basis for the Educational Directory published regularly by the newspaper Die Zeit.
The Strategic Management in Logistics doudble-degree programme received 10 out of a possible 11 points in the CHE ranking’s category for international training. This assessment factored in the work of all educational institutions that helped carry out the program, including both BBW and HSE.
An audit conducted on the programme evaluated criteria such as duration of students’ studies in their home country and abroad, percentage of foreign students, and the difficulty of the programme from the standpoint of stated requirements for future graduates. The auditors noted the practical focus of the program’s disciplines, its connection to the business community, and the high level of student involvement in research and hands-on activities.
A large group part of the programme’s teaching staff at the two universities consists of professionals who hold managerial positions at well-known companies, or who even own them. This allows them to stay abreast of economic events in both Russia and Germany and to integrate best practices in the fields of logistics and supply chain management for educational and research processes.
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.
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.
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.
For the second year in a row, the QS Ranking Agency has published its Business Masters Rankings. A total of three Russian universities appeared on this ranking (HSE University, St Petersburg State University, and Ural Federal University) in four areas of business education. Last year, only two Russian universities were on the ranking.