HSE University Appears in Twice as Many Top 100 Subject Rankings as Last Year
The publication of the latest Times Higher Education subject rankings in the Arts and Humanities concludes the annual publication cycle of the three main ranking agencies: THE, QS and ARWU. Since last year, HSE University has managed to double the number of top 100 subject rankings it appears in, growing from 6 to 12.
HSE University entered the top 100 world universities in three new subject areas in the QS rankings: Education, Mathematics, and Philosophy. It also appeared for the first time in Mathematics in the ARWU rankings and Law and Social Sciences in the THE rankings.
Irina Karelina, Senior Director for Strategic Planning at HSE University, commented:
‘Every year, we review the performance of Russian universities in world rankings and analyse their successes and failures in order to make concrete conclusions and set out new development plans.
Our results for 2021 were good, and HSE University continues to expand its subject areas to become a multidisciplinary university. HSE is a very young university in the higher education system. It will celebrate its 29th anniversary in a month, and it spent the first twenty of those years developing its social and economic disciplines. That is why we achieve our best results in these subject areas, which was recognized this year with an international award for best practices in research management from Elsevier and QS.
In the last ten years, HSE University has opened faculties in engineering, the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science.
In that short time, the university has appeared in top world university rankings in countless subject areas, including life science and medicine. This year, we entered the top 100 universities in mathematics in three world rankings: QS, ARWU, and US News.’
HSE University has improved its performance in the Times Higher Education subject rankings for the Arts and Humanities, entering the 151–175 bracket and taking joint 3rd–4th place among Russian universities with Tomsk State University. A total of eight Russian universities appeared in the rankings.
This year, HSE University appeared in the world rankings for 41 subjects. This is the university’s best performance to date, and reflects the multidisciplinary character that has earned it a position among the top three Russian universities alongside Moscow State University and Saint Petersburg State University—classical institutions with their own rich histories. HSE ranked first among Russian universities in 22 subject areas (up from 21 last year) and was the sole representative of Russian higher education in six of them.
The methodology behind both the subject rankings and overall university rankings comprises 13 indicators divided into five categories. The weighting of each indicator varies by subject area.
HSE University is this year’s leading Russian university in 11 subjects in the Shanghai Ranking. In seven of these, the university is the only Russian higher education institution to appear. This year, the university was ranked among the top universities for Communications for the first time and returned to the ranking for Sociology.
HSE University has risen 17 places in the list of top world universities and remains among the top five Russian universities in the Three University Missions Moscow International University Ranking (MosIUR).
SuperJob has published its annual ranking of Russian universities by salary earned by young professionals working in finance and economics. The ranking was based on data on university graduates for the period 2017–2022.
In 2023, HSE University took first place in the ‘Three University Missions’ subject rankings in economics, sociology, management and psychology. The university also entered the top three in terms of the number of subjects covered by the rankings.
The ‘Expert’ analytical centre has published its ranking of the publication activity of Russian universities for 2023. HSE University has improved its position in six subjects and two narrow sections.
HSE University took first place in the 2022 ranking of the top universities in Russia according to HeadHunter, the biggest online recruitment company in Russia. Its rankings are based on employer demand for graduates of Russian universities whose CVs are available on the hh.ru website.
For the third year running, HSE University has come first in the ranking of the 100 best universities in Russia, published for the fifth time by Forbes magazine.
HSE University has taken first place in the ranking of entrepreneurial universities compiled by the ‘Expert’ analytical centre. In four years, the university has risen by five positions. This year, HSE University received the maximum number of points in the categories ‘Founders’, ‘Startups’ and ‘Investments’.
HSE University is one of the best Russian universities (4th place) and consistently ranks among the top 150 best universities in the world (142nd place) according to the Three University Missions world ranking that has been published since 2017.
HSE University is Consistently in the Top-5 of the Best Russian Universities according to the Shanghai Ranking
HSE University has improved its positions in the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) thanks to continued improvement in several indicators. For the second year in a row, HSE has ranked 4th or 5th among Russian universities, while globally, it has improved its rank to now being in the 601–700 group.