HSE University Leads Russian Universities in THE Subject Rankings
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.
In the Law subject ranking, HSE University moved up this year, placing in 126-150 cohort. HSE is still the only Russian university in this subject ranking. Furthermore, HSE remains the leader in Russia in its traditional areas: the University ranks in the 126-150 cohort for Business and Economics and in the 176-200 for Social Sciences and Psychology. In all these subjects HSE University leads amongst Russian universities.
Vadim Vinogradov, Dean of the Faculty of Law, HSE University
The HSE Faculty of Law has been able to climb significantly higher in the THE ranking in 2020 thanks to a stronger academic reputation and an increase in the citations of publications by our faculty in foreign research journals. According to the ranking, the Faculty is the best law school in Russia, and today we have every reason to set our sights on reaching the top 100. Of course, a place in the ranking is not an end in itself. Qualitative changes are key. The main areas for growth are formulated in our development programme, which guided the restructuring of our faculty this summer. In the near future, we will focus on promoting an increase in the number of publications in foreign academic journals, involving more teachers in fundamental and applied research, and creating a more attractive environment for foreign researchers and teachers.
HSE University has also placed in the subject rankings for Humanities and Arts (201-250 range), Computer Science (401-500 range), Physical Sciences (501-600 range), and Engineering and Technology (800-1000 range).
In almost all subjects, HSE demonstrated improvement in terms of internationalization indicators (the share of foreign students and teachers) and the number of publications per one faculty member.
Russian universities placed in this year’s rankings a total of 166 times, and 95 of these instances involve universities participating in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100. A total of 48 Russian universities have placed in the THE subject rankings, 20 of which are Project 5-100 participants, while in 2013 there were only 3 Russian universities, which included 2 Project 5-100 universities.
The ranking methodology has a two-tier structure. Thirteen performance indicators are grouped into five broad categories: Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook, and Industry Income. Data is collected from three main sources: a survey of international experts, the Scopus bibliometric database, and data provided by universities themselves. The overall methodology is carefully recalibrated for each subject, with the indicator weightings changed to suit the individual fields.
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 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 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.