HSE Ranks Among Top 60 Best Young Universities Worldwide in THE Ranking
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.
Phil Baty, Chief Knowledge Officer at THE, said, ‘I would like to congratulate the Higher School of Economics on its breakthrough to 60th place in the Times Higher Education ranking of young universities. This ranking not only demonstrates the categorical leadership of HSE University among Russian universities under 50 years old, but also demonstrates that HSE University is one of the best universities in the world today. It is obvious that the Higher School of Economics is a rising star in the world of higher education, which has achieved outstanding success in teaching and research in just a few decades since its founding in 1992. The university first entered the THE ranking of young universities in 2017 at around hundredth place, and today it is approaching the Top 50. HSE University’s advancement is the result of its development of a multi-faceted and balanced spectrum of THE criteria. But the main factor of its success is the university’s increasing ability to attract external funding for scholarly research, as well as, above all, the increasing influence of HSE’s scholarly publications.’
The ranking includes universities established within the last 50 years, and it is derived methodologically from THE’s main ranking, which is published in the fall.
‘HSE is encroaching upon the top 50, closing the gap by almost two thirds compared to last year. Now there remain 10 difficult positions ahead to enter the fifty best young universities in the world,’ said Irina Karelina, Senior Director for Strategic Development at HSE. However, she noted, ‘entry into the rankings is not an end in itself. It is important for us to overcome the “disadvantage” of young universities—the necessity to develop our academic reputation globally. It is no coincidence that the methodology of the ratings of young universities weights for the composite factors of the rating differently. HSE University performs well in institutional rankings, competing with eminent “old” universities.’
The ranking criteria are similar to the general institutional ranking, but their respective assigned weights reflect the specifics of young universities who have not yet managed to gain the necessary academic reputation: while reputation is weighed at 33% in the general institutional ranking, it carries a lesser weight of 22% in the ranking of young universities, and the remaining percentage points are redistributed among other criteria.
Unlike most of the universities represented in the ranking, HSE University was indeed created in 1992 from scratch. Many of the other universities in the ranking appeared as a result of structural reorganizations that occurred within the last 50 years.
Since its founding, HSE University marked its 25th anniversary in 2017 by joining the THE’s top 100 ranking of young universities, and in 2 years it has improved its standing by almost 40 positions. The university has grown from a single programme in economics into a comprehensive global university. HSE University continues to strengthen not only its longstanding programmes in economics, sociology and political sciences, but also its recently opened programmes that have already gained international recognition, such as mathematics and computer science, as well as programmes that are brand new, such as physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology.
In the Expert Analytical Centre’s 2020 Publication Activity Ranking, HSE University placed among the top three Russian universities in seven general subject areas and two narrow subjects. HSE made the rankings in 14 subject areas and four specific subjects; of these, HSE placed first in four subjects and/or areas.
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).