HSE University Improves its Position in QS World Rankings
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.
The QS ranking rates more than a thousand universities, including 25 Russian ones, most of which are Project 5-100 participants. Since entering the ranking in 2014, HSE has only improved its standing, climbing a total of 179 places.
The highest weighted factors influencing the rating (with a weight totaling 50%) concern a university’s reputation: academic reputation and employer assessment of graduates. In each of these regards HSE University has improved its ranking by more than 50 places, taking 4th and 3rd place, respectively, among Russian universities. In addition, HSE improved its performance in the areas of academic and scientific journal citations and international student enrolment.
‘It is gratifying to see that not one or two Russian universities are advancing in the ratings, but a large group of us, and this is happening year after year,’ says First Vice Rector of HSE University Vadim Radaev. ‘This attests to the progress being made in the Russian system of higher education as a whole.’ Professor Radaev particularly credits Project 5-100 in this improvement: three quarters of the Russian universities that made the rankings are participants of the project.
Russian universities are advancing steadily in the rankings—and the higher our rankings, the harder it will be to climb even higher
In terms of reputation, HSE is making significant headway. Difficulties arise with scientific journal citations, however, insofar as HSE has only just recently begun to develop its faculties in the natural sciences. ‘Even so, the increase of our numbers in this regard is also good, and we will only continue to improve,’ says Professor Radaev.
He also emphasized that HSE University is committed to improving its standing in the world university rankings in all major subject areas.
The QS World University Rankings is published annually by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and is based on the following weighted factors: academic reputation (40%), reputation with employers (10%), the proportion of international faculty and students (5%), the ratio of students to teacher (20%), and the number of scholarly citations per faculty member (20%). Reputation factors are calculated on the basis of questionnaires completed by academic experts and employers.
In a new RAEX Analytics ranking that evaluates Russian universities in terms of their societal influence, HSE took third place, leading the list in terms of popularity among young people and taking second place in terms of online influence.
HSE University has made the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject in 23 broad and specific subject areas, which is four more than last year. HSE now ranks in 19 of the 38 subject rankings in which Russian universities are represented, as well as in four out of five broad subject areas. HSE has entered the list of the world’s top 100 universities in five subjects, including History and Social Policy & Administration, where it has ranked for the first time.
According to a national survey conducted by VCIOM, HSE University ranks fifth in the ‘People’s Ranking of Russian Universities’. A total of 1,600 Russians aged over 18 participated in the survey, which was carried out through phone interviews, relying on a random sample of landline and mobile numbers.
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 took 94th place in the THE ranking in Business & Economics, outperforming all the other Russian universities in this subject. In addition, the university entered the ranking in Law for the first time (151+ cohort), becoming the only Russian university represented there.
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 has taken the first place in the ranking of entrepreneurial universities and business schools by Expert Analysis Centre. The ranking’s evaluation criteria include startups that were launched by alumni of economics or business programmes.