HSE Enters Top-250 of Graduate Employability Rankings
HSE University was able to place high on the Graduate Employability Ranking (201-250), outpacing its main competitors for the first time in five years. This year, the number of candidates to the ranking was increased 15% (758 universities), with new 36 universities joining the list.
The ranking includes a total of 13 Russian universities, and HSE University is the 4th among them. Our institution has improved its positions in the ranking thanks to its graduates’ enhanced reputation among potential employers, the rising number of joint publications with industry partners, and the expanding number of companies offering internships for HSE students.
Head of the Office for Alumni Relations and Career Development
Our impressive positioning in the rankings was driven, first of all, by our active approach to career development – HSE University is particularly focused on this. Over half of our students start a career at the end of their second year of studies. Furthermore, the total number of internship offers is growing, and more focus is being made on practical work with real cases, coupled with introduction to current job markets. As of today, HSE University’s partners include over 800 leading Russian and global companies, and interest in our students is on the rise annually. We, as a university, go the extra mile to make sure that our students take leading positions, not only in study rankings, but on the career market as well.
The methodology of the QS Graduate Employability ranking drastically differs from the general QS World University Ranking’s methodology. It is based on five indicators: Employer Reputation (based on surveys, 30%); Alumni Outcomes (25%); Partnerships with Employers per Faculty (25%); Employer/Student Connections (10%); and Graduate Employment Rate (10%).
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.
HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.
HSE University is now represented in all four fields of the Top-100 of Business Master's ranking, which was published for the third time by the international agency QS.
THE WUR, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has compiled its 2019 global rankings. HSE University performed positively, moving up to the 251-300 cohort, and taking third place among Russian universities following MSU and MIPT.
HSE University has firmly entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is known for its rigorous selection criteria. After placing in the ranking for the first time last year, HSE University maintained its position despite increased competition — more than 50 new universities entered the ranking for the first time this year.
HSE recently placed 39th in the QS Top-50 ‘Under 50’ ranking, thus maintaining its position in the Top-40 despite increasing competition in this special academic category.
On June 24-26, 2020, the THE Young Universities Summit will be held for the first time at HSE University in Moscow. An official hand off ceremony was held earlier at the University of Surrey, which hosted the event this year. It was not by chance that HSE University was selected to be next year’s summit host—it is the only Russian university that consistently ranks among the THE top 100 young universities, and this year it took 60th place.