HSE Tops Ranking of Business Universities in Business Education
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.
In the overall ranking of entrepreneurial universities, HSE ranks in the top four, sharing 3rd and 4th places with Bauman Moscow State Technical University. In terms of the number of startups, HSE ranks 2nd with a total of 212 according to the list. And in terms of investments garnered by those startups, HSE ranks 6th.
‘Our most important task is to provide business support for research projects that are carried out within the university,’ says HSE University Vice President Igor Agamirzian. ‘Universities do not become great thanks to educational programmes. They become great thanks to two things: the quality and success of its graduates, and the appearance of promising technological developments that are ahead of the curve.’
In recent decades, an ecosystem of entrepreneurship has developed around technological developments, which has influenced the entire global technological landscape
According to Dmitrii Volkov, Deputy First Vice-Rector of HSE University, universities need to help students develop new skills, and in order to do this, universities need to change themselves. ‘We, for example, are now revising educational standards and introducing a block of cross-cutting competencies for all programmes,’ he says. ‘There is a substantial emphasis in our curriculum on digital skills.’
In total, the Expert ranking included 39 Russian universities. The ranking evaluated only universities that had produced at least 4 internationally recognized startups (which are included in the startup databases Crunchbase, AngelList, and Startup Ranking). The ranking evaluates universities according to seven indicators, which loosely fall into two categories: scale and success (65%) and demand (35%). The largest weight is assigned to the number of startups and the number of alumni who have founded startups, as well as the volume of investments received by the startups (each of which is weighted at 20% of the final score).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.