HSE Tops List of Russian Universities Viewed Most Influential by Young People in RAEX Ranking
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.
For the first time, the RAEX Analytics Rating Agency compiled a ranking of the top 75 Russian universities in terms of societal influence.
The ranking criteria take into account the extent to which a university’s graduates become members of society’s professional elite; its role in the academic community; its popularity among young people; and its influence in the digital sphere. As expected, Moscow State University and St. Petersburg University ranked first and second, respectively.
‘Various world rankings include influence ratings, since, in the world as a whole, the importance and influence of higher education on the development of regional economies is constantly growing. In this sense, the emergence of this kind of ranking in Russia is consistent with global trends,’ said HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. ‘This allows applicants, employers, and education and research specialists to navigate the sphere of higher education.’
Notably, most of the ranking criteria relies on data obtained from independent sources: the Graduate Employment Monitoring Survey by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science; the Web Of Science Core Collection database; Wikipedia; Alexa, a web analytics company; VK; Facebook; and RAEX data. The agency calculated the criterion of ‘popularity among young people’ based on the following data: the average scores earned on Russia’s Unified State Examination by first-year enrollees who entered university on tuition-free basis as well as those paying full tuition; the number of Olympiad winners among applicants accepted by the university; and average tuition fees. The criterion of ‘influence within the digital sphere’ was calculated based on the volume of online traffic a university’s website receives; its number of social media followers; and the number of views a university’s page receives on Wikipedia.
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.
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.