HSE University Consistently Ranks Among Top 3 Russian Universities
HSE University has been named a leading Russian university in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings for the fourth year in a row. HSE ranked third among Russian universities and appeared in the 301–350 bracket worldwide.
This year, HSE University had been able to significantly improve its research performance, ranking 161st worldwide in the ‘research’ category and 227th in terms of attracting funding for research and development.
Leonid Gokhberg, HSE University First Vice Rector
It is heartening to see that our years-long joint efforts to directly increase the volume of research and development are reflected in consistently high rankings by THE. This investment has grown by almost five times in the last ten years—up to 5.2 billion roubles—and the university is rightly considered one of Russia’s major research centres. It is important to note that more than half of our research revenue comes from extra-budgetary funding, and our clients include dozens of leading companies and market leaders. Our strategy for the period ahead involves the development of comprehensive full-cycle programmes that cover everything from fundamental knowledge to the creation of in-demand products. This applies not only to the university’s traditional spheres of the social sciences and humanities, but also to computer, technical and natural science disciplines, and also covers support for centres of excellence and the formation of effective mechanisms of commercialization and technology transfer.
The total number of Russian universities in this year’s ranking is 60, an increase from last year’s total of 48. All 21 member universities of Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 have appeared in the ranking.
Irina Karelina, HSE University Senior Director for Strategic Planning
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings rounds out the annual publication of similar rankings. We are happy to see more Russian universities added to the ranking every year—this year, the number of Russian universities in the list increased by 12. This year also marks the first time that all member universities of Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 were included in the ranking. Four of these universities (the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, HSE University, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute) proudly represent Russia among the top 500 universities in the world.
This year, the number of universities in the ranking grew from 1,527 to 1,662. The methodology used to create the ranking has two levels. The first level is made up of five categories: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). In turn, each category comprises several metrics, for a total of five categories and 13 metrics. All metrics are calculated based on figures collected from three sources: a survey of international experts, the Scopus abstract and citation database, and data provided by the universities themselves.
HSE University has once again improved its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject in Psychology, entering the 101–125 cohort of the world’s best universities in the field.
For the second year in a row, five HSE University master’s programmes have appeared in the QS Business Masters ranking. Moreover, the programmes in International Business and Financial Economics have improved their positions in the Top 100 of the ranking.
Despite increasingly growing competition, HSE University сonsistently ranks fourth among Russian universities and 120th among world’s top universities in the Moscow International Ranking ‘Three University Missions’ (MosIUR). In 2021, the total number of universities in the global ranking increased from 1,500 to 1,650 compared with last year.
HSE University has demonstrated explosive growth in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) (Shanghai Ranking), improving its standing by as many as 200 places. The university climbed to the 601-700 group of ARWU and advanced from 7-8th to the 4-5th among Russian universities.
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 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.