HSE University Enters Top-5 of Best Russian Universities in National Survey
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.
Before Russian Students’ Day, the Russian Public Opinion Research Centre (VCIOM) published the results of a survey of Russian citizens in regards to the factors affecting their choice of a university, along with its ‘People’s Ranking of Russian Universities’.
As such, those surveyed name the country’s oldest universities among the best: MSU - 39%, MGIMO - 12%, Bauman MSTU - 10%, and SPbSU - 5%.
Moreover, 3% of the country’s citizens named HSE University as its best academic institution. As such, HSE ranks fifth in the Top-5, while also being the youngest university in it.
This national survey was initiated by VCIOM and was carried out on January 22 of this year. Overall, 1,600 Russians aged over 18 took part in the survey. The method was a phone interview, relying on a stratified double-base random sample of landline and mobile numbers. The sample was taken from the comprehensive phone numbers in Russia. In turn, the data was weighted by relevant selection probability and by socio-demographic parameters. The maximum range of error for this sample did not exceed 2.5% and had a probability of 95%.
When responding to a question about the most important factors in choosing a university for themselves or their children, Russians tend to prioritize teachers’ qualification, i.e. 99% of responders believed this indicator to be important or very important.
Russians surveyed also take into account such factors in selecting a university as high level of training in the chosen field (97%), affordability of education (96%), availability of state-funded slots (95%), and an opportunity to easily find a job after graduation (95%).
The fact that a university has high quality technological infrastructure played a major role in the survey, with 95% of Russians mentioning it as an important factor. The factor of the lack of corruption and bribery has also made it to the top of indicators impacting the university choice: according to 94% of responders, it is important or very important.
Such social issues a knowing someone who might help you get admitted (36%) and the experiences of family or friends who have studied at the university (29%) complete the list of factors impacting on one’s choice of academic institution.
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.
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 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.
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.