HSE University Climbs Shanghai Ranking
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.
ARWU evaluates universities in terms of the number of publications by university faculty in Nature, Science, the Science Citation Index – Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, the Web of Science database; the number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medal laureates among university faculty and graduates; and citation statistics.
Over the three years that HSE University has placed in the ranking:
The volume of HSE publications taken into account on ARWU has increased by over 40%, and their quality has improved;
The share of publications in Q1 (first quartile journals) has increased from 30% to 35%;
The share of joint publications with international authors has increased from 45% to 49%;
HSE has advanced 100 positions on ARWU institutional ranking;
HSE ranks 2nd among Russian universities in terms of its number of ARWU subjects.
HSE University has improved its results on the ranking thanks to its growing publication activity. The Shanghai Ranking is known for its strict criteria, and for young universities, it is harder to move up in the ranking, since its graduates do not yet have the achievements ranked on ARWU. For most Russian universities, the indicator that most contributes to the ranking is the number of publications in the Science Citation Index – Expanded, the Social Sciences Citation Index, and Web of Science.
It has been HSE’s policy of stimulating high-quality publications that enabled it not only to enter this strict ranking two years ago, but to improve its position by 100 places this year. Among Russian universities, HSE University advanced from 11th place to 7-8th place this year in the ARWU. Previously, HSE University entered seven subjects of the Shanghai Ranking and took second place by their number among Russian universities.
Irina Karelina, Senior Director for Strategic Planning at HSE University
Traditionally, the Shanghai Ranking is considered one of the ‘strictest’ rankings, since its indicators are some of the most objective in terms of measurement precision. It doesn’t use reputational surveys, which allow for some subjectivity and are difficult to verify. Before the launch of Project 5-100, there had been almost no Russian universities on this ranking. They have been increasing their global competitiveness mostly by increasing their publication activity, which has demonstrated its cumulative effect today. For HSE, as a young university, the improvement by 100 positions this year is undoubtedly a success and a strong position on the list of universities with ‘long’ history. In the recently published Shanghai Ranking by subject, HSE University takes second place among Russian universities by the number of subjects, and in six of them, it is the first in Russia.
The Shanghai Ranking has been published since 2003; it includes 1,000 universities, and universities from USA and China are most represented on the ranking.
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.
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 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.
HSE University took 31st place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking, climbing seven places, even in the face of the growing competition in the higher tier of this ranking.