HSE University Enters the QS Ranking’s Top 300 For First Time
HSE University took 298th place in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, improving its ranking by 24 positions compared to last year and entering the first quartile of the world’s leading universities. HSE University now ranks among the world’s top 300 universities in two international rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The main factor that contributed to HSE’s improved standing in the rankings is its academic reputation. The University’s ranking in this category improved by 50 positions. Over the past 5 years, HSE’s reputational ranking has risen by more than 300 points.
HSE is the 4th highest ranking Russian university in this ranking category. University reputation is calculated based on a survey of more than 102,000 scholars around the world. While it usually takes universities more than a decade or a century to build a strong academic reputation, in just 27 years, HSE University has built a scholarly reputation that places it alongside longstanding universities such as the 200-years-old Heriot-Watte University (UK) or ENS Paris-Saclay (France), which was founded over 120 years ago.
‘Project 5-100, the Russian Academic Excellence Project, has helped HSE University build its academic reputation,’ said HSE Vice Rector Maria Yukdevich. ‘We have benefited from the “football effect”—it is important to be competitive, but it is also important to play on a strong team. In this sense, the collective reputation of the Project 5-100 universities helps both HSE and the other participating universities. Our university contributes to this reputation, both in terms of the collective reputation and its own, by investing in breakthrough projects and participating in the development of global academic agenda.’
Since 2015, the share of international students at HSE University has more than tripled.
HSE University also enjoys more and more success in the QS subject rankings. The University’s presence in the subject rankings has increased fivefold, expanding from four to 20 subjects. The number of subjects at HSE that boast a top 100 international ranking has increased from one to five.
HSE has been participating in Project 5-100 since 2013, and during this time it has increased its ranking by more than 200 positions, thereby demonstrating a continuous improvement.
‘This year, we see that the vast majority of Russian universities have improved their standing in the ranking,’ said HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. ‘This means that the Russian education system is on the rise and that it is strengthening its standing on the international arena. It is worth noting that three Russian universities—Moscow State University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and HSE University—now rank among the top 300 universities on two international university rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.’
The QS World University Rankings are published annually by the British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and are based on the following indicators:
Academic reputation (40%)
Employer reputation (10%)
International faculty ratio / International student ratio (5% each)
Faculty/student ratio (20%)
Citations per faculty member (20%)
Reputation indicators are based on the results of surveys of academic experts and employers.
Irina Karelina, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, HSE
It is worth noting that the higher a university rises in the rankings, the slower its rate of advancement becomes. It is especially difficult for universities that are large (with enrollments of more than 20,000 students) and young (founded less than 50 years ago) to advance. There is only one university in Project 5-100 that fits both of these parameters: HSE University. HSE was founded in 1992, yet it places among Russia’s top 3 universities in terms of the number of positions it occupies in the subject rankings, and, according to the results of the newest QS ranking, it places among the top 25% of universities worldwide. Academic reputation takes years to build. It takes time to gain international recognition among global academic community for the quality of research and expert assessment the university demonstrates.
HSE Ranks Among Top 3 Universities in Expert Analysis Centre Ranking of Universities of the New Economy
HSE University ranks among the top three universities of the Expert Analysis Centre’s Ranking of Universities of the New Economy, which assesses companies’ satisfaction with the training and education of specialists in high-tech fields. HSE shares 1st-3rd place with Lomonosov Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.
HSE University now ranks 16th and places among the top 5% of universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia in the QS EECA University Rankings released by the British ranking agency QS.
In the first university subject ranking to be released by the RAEX Agency, HSE University takes first place Economics and Management. In total, HSE University is represented in five of the RAEX subject rankings.
The RePEc rating (Research Papers in Economics) is based on publication activity data in the field of economics and related disciplines. In recent years, HSE University has consistently ranked first among Russian universities, and it continues to steadily climb the global ranking, overtaking well-known, centuries-old foreign universities. In the latest European ranking, HSE University took 46th place. In the world ranking, the university has ranked 115th (an increase of 4 places in the space of one month).
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.
HSE University Enters Top 100 in Mathematics and Improves Its Positions in US News Best Global Universities Rankings
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.
This year, HSE University has maintained its position in the 251-300 range in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University ranks among the top 3 Russian universities along with Moscow State University (which ranks 174th) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (which ranks in the 201-250 range). In the THE’s global ranking of the best universities for research, HSE ranks 199th.