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.
International experts have recognised Harvard University as the best in the world in terms of reputation. Moscow State University was ranked 37th, while HSE University entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020, within the 151-175 range, taking fifth position among Russian universities, showing a commendable result for such a young institution.
HSE University is the top-ranking Russian university in four THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020/21. In addition, HSE has placed in 8 out of 11 subject categories, thereby confirming its status as a multidisciplinary university.
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HSE University has improved its positions in the US News Best Global Universities institutional and subject rankings. For the first time, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in the world for mathematics. HSE is also the only Russian university in the subject rankings of Economics and Business and Social Sciences and Public Health, placing among the top 300 in both categories.
This year, the Expert Analytical Centre’s ranking of Russian entrepreneurial universities evaluated 46 universities, 18 of which are participants of Russia’s 5-100 Project. In the ranking, HSE, together with Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University, took 2nd-4th places, while MIPT ranked first. The ranking’s methodology places special emphasis on startups launched by university graduates, the number of founding graduates at these companies, and the amount of investments these projects have received.
This year, the Master’s Programme ‘Strategic Management in Logistics’, offered by the HSE Graduate School of Business, ranked 34th in the Supply Chain Management Programme ranking, a new addition to the QS Business Masters Rankings. This is the fifth HSE programme to be included the QS Business Rankings. Four others have ranked among the top 100 for several years now.
HSE University continues to climb the Moscow international university ranking, The Three University Missions (MosIUR), this year taking 120th place. The ranking became the most representative in the world this year – for the first time, the number of ranked universities reached 1,500.
HSE University has advanced to the 801-900 group in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking and now ranks in the 7th-8th place among Russian universities. Moreover, HSE University is the only Russian university to improve its standing in the ranking this year.
HSE University has risen from fourth to third place in the Superjob University Ranking in terms of the salaries made by young professionals in the legal field who graduated in 2014–2019. According to the ranking’s authors, our graduates can expect to earn an average of 100,000 rubles a month in Moscow.
HSE University alumni working in economics and finance, earn an average of 115,000 rubles a month in their first five years of work after graduation. This is the second best result among universities, according to data from the Superjob job search website.
Among Russian universities, HSE University has the second highest number of subjects to be included in the Shanghai subject ranking (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020). HSE University and ITMO University, respectively, are included in 7 subject rankings, while Moscow State University is represented in 12 subject rankings.