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 to place in the subject rankings for Economics and Business and Social Sciences and Public Health. HSE ranks among the top 300 in both subject categories.
Climbing 23 places from last year, HSE University broke into the top 100 universities in the Mathematics subject ranking and now ranks 82nd. In Economics and Business, the university is rapidly approaching the top 200 after rising 27 places from last year to take 208th place. In Social Sciences and Public Health, HSE University rose 21 places and entered the top 300 universities, ranking 295th. Notably, in the Mathematics and Economics and Business subject rankings, HSE University is the highest ranked Russian university.
Over the past few years, HSE University has particularly worked to develop and strengthen its programmes in the natural sciences. These efforts appear to have paid off: in the Physics subject ranking, the University rose 32 places to 674th place.
Top 100 in Mathematics
Best and only Russian university in subject rankings in Economics and Business and Social Sciences and Public Health
7th place among Russian universities in US News institutional ranking
Top 300 in Economics and Business subject ranking and Social Sciences and Public Health subject ranking
The US News Best Global Universities institutional ranking includes 19 Russian universities, 15 of which are participants of Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100. In 2014, when the ranking expanded to include universities from all over the world, it included only two Russian universities.
52 Russian universities are in the QS, THE, ARWU and US News institutional rankings
20 universities from Project 5-100 are in the QS, THE, ARWU and US News institutional rankings
24 Russian universities are in US News rankings by subject
16 universities from Project 5-100 are in the US News rankings by subject
The number of Russian universities represented in the US News subject rankings is also steadily growing: while only one Russian university made the subject rankings in 2014, this year the rankings include 24 Russian universities, including 16 participants of Project 5-100.
Irina Karelina, Senior Director for Strategic Planning, HSE University
2020 is the final year of the Academic Excellence Project 5-100, which has shifted the focus of Russian universities onto global rankings, or more specifically, their own positions in them and opportunities in global education and research. Before the start of the project, most universities used to compare themselves only to other Russian universities, and only a few were able to conceive of themselves in relation to international universities (in 2012, a total of 14 Russian universities made the QS ranking, and only 6 of them were in the Top 500). By the end of the project, there are now 52 Russian universities represented in global rankings, including 20 Project 5-100 universities (in four institutional rankings, including US News). 18 universities rank among the top 500 universities in the three global rankings (QS, THE, ARWU), and over two-thirds of them are participants of Project 5-100.
Project 5-100 has given our universities new competencies such as learning the best global practices, developing research and educational collaborations, forming new views on educational products, and publishing research. Today, we are witnessing the synergetic effect of this project’s impact on the system of Russian education at large, assessed by an external measure—global university rankings
The rankings include around 1500 universities from 86 countries. Since 2014, the media company has published not only a global ranking, but also 38 subject rankings, 10 of which are published for the first time this year.
To be considered for the institutional ranking, a university must have over 1,500 publications in Web of Science over the last five years or place amongst the top 250 as a result of reputation surveys. To be considered for a subject ranking, a university must have, in the case of the previously established 28 subject rankings, over 250 publications over the last five years in the relevant subject area in Web of Science. In the case of the 10 subject rankings that were added this year, a university must have at least 200 publications in the relevant field in Web of Science.
In the ranking’s methodology, Web of Science bibliometric data carry a weight of 75%, and reputation survey results over the past five years carry a weight of 25%.
HSE has strengthened its top position and widened its lead over Moscow State University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and other universities in the Forbes Best Russian Universities Ranking. The main contributors to this advancement, according to Forbes, were the improvement in the average Russian Unified State Exam (USE) score of accepted students, a better faculty-student ratio, and younger staff. This year, HSE University also leads the employer survey.
HSE University has improved its indicators of research, international outlook, and industry income in THE Young University Rankings. HSE University now ranks 57th among 475 international universities and is the only Russian university in the Top 100.
HSE University has ranked in the Top-5 universities in the RAEX ranking for four years. We received our highest scores thanks to demand for graduates on the job market.
HSE University has progressed on the QS World University Rankings in terms of academic reputation, having improved its position by over 340 points in six years. In the general ranking, HSE University places 305th and ranks among the Q1 of global universities.
HSE University has placed fourth among Russian academic institutions on the Leiden Ranking, which evaluates the performance of universities based on bibliographic data on their scientific publications.
HSE University is the only Russian university to rank among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Mathematics. This is an impressive feat, considering that the Faculty of Mathematics has only been around since 2007. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Government Dmitry Chernyshenko stressed that this success testifies to the correct choice of strategy and the achievements of the University team. Read on to learn what helped HSE strengthen its position in the ranking.
HSE University is now represented in eight subject rankings of the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects. In five of these subjects, HSE is the only university from Russia, and in three other subjects, HSE outranks its domestic peers. HSE University is thereby the highest-ranking Russian university in the ranking.
HSE University has been included in the rankings for the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering, which were published for the first time by the RAEX agency.
HSE University has ranked among the top 25 universities worldwide in the Times Higher Education Emerging Economies ranking and is one of Russia’ three best universities.
HSE University has expanded its presence in the top 50 of QS subject rankings, placing in two additional subject rankings. HSE is represented in 4 of the 5 broad subject areas ranked by QS, and it has significantly improved its performance from last year in almost half of the individual subjects rankings in which it is included.