HSE University Tops Forbes Best Russian Universities Ranking Third Year Running
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 been recognized as the overall leader according to the results of a survey of employers for the second year in a row: the university scored 28 points out of a possible 30 according to the ‘Demand for graduates’ indicator. To assess this indicator, the authors of the ranking sent requests to 100 of the best employers in Russia according to Forbes, and asked them to answer two questions: ‘Which university graduates would you like to hire as a priority?’ and ‘Which university graduates do you consider the most skilled?’ HSE also came first in terms of teaching quality, scoring 12 out of 15 points, and one of the best universities in terms of networking quality (27 out of 30 points).
The ranking long list includes 635 universities. As the authors noted, Moscow universities have strengthened their positions in the ranking: seven from Moscow, two from St. Petersburg and only one regional university (UrFU) were in the top ten. The top 5 also included Lomonosov Moscow State University, MIPT, St. Petersburg State University and MGIMO.
The universities were assessed by five metrics: the demand for graduates, networking quality, teaching quality, international reputation, and the Forbes factor. The calculations used data from monitoring the activities of educational institutions of higher education by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the results of the Forbes survey of the 100 best employers in Russia and data from open sources. This year, the authors adjusted the methodology, excluding two parameters related to international issues from the calculations: the share of international students and internships. At the same time, the metric ‘International Reputation’ was preserved — it took into account the positions of universities in some of the most prestigious world rankings.
Evgeniya Dannik, Director of the HSE Analytical Centre
It’s nice to realize that this is a consistent result from the complex work that is being carried out at the university. HSE University is not just about facts and figures. First of all, these are people — students and employees, each indicator is the result of an enormous amount of work carried out by a united team. It’s this team that constantly improves the quality of education, establishing cooperation in academic and expert community, and helping employers by preparing successful graduates.
It's worth noting that HSE University has become the overall leader according to the results of a survey of employers from the largest Russian companies, which demonstrates the high level of training and demand for our graduates.
HSE University is represented in all global and Russian institutional rankings and consistently ranks among the top three Russian universities in terms of the total number of positions and representation in the top 100 best universities in the world in subject and industry rankings.
HSE University took second place in the new 2023 ranking of universities in the digital economy in Moscow and St Petersburg, having lost only to Bauman Moscow State Technical University. HSE University outperformed specialised IT universities such as Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (third place) and ITMO University (fifth place), as well as Moscow State University (fourth place).
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.
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.