HSE University Comes Second in SuperJob Graduate Salary Ranking
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.
First, second, and third place in the ranking went to MGIMO University, HSE University, and Lomonosov Moscow State University respectively.
Graduates of the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences are in-demand in the labour market for several reasons, notes Dean of the faculty Sergey Pekarski. ‘Firstly, HSE University attracts the strongest applicants: those with the highest USE scores and winners of olympiads. As such, there is the effect of the initial selection of the most talented and driven students,’ he explains. ‘The second factor is the high global standards of education. Students gain not only applied skills which are often more quickly and effectively mastered at work, but also undergo fundamental training in economic theory, finance, and modern instrumental methods of working with data. Thirdly, student economists learn through a project-based learning model that provides an opportunity to conduct research into real tasks under the guidance of employers and to build an individual learning trajectory.’
The HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences places great emphasis on the formation of soft skills (identifying problems, suggesting solutions, presentations, arguments, discussions, etc), highlights Sergey Pekarski. All of this helps graduates to adapt flexibly to the rapidly changing realities of the market economy and government policy, and to continue developing throughout their lives, he concludes.
The ranking compiled by the SuperJob research centre is based on a comparison of the average salaries of graduates of Russian universities in the period 2017–2022. The study covers traditional state universities and those specialising in economics. Data was collected from the SuperJob CV database (which contains over 30 million CVs) and other open sources for the period up until two months before the ranking’s publication. The ranking lists the top twenty Russian universities by graduate pay.
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).
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.
For the second year, ICEF leads the HeadHunter ranking of top Russian universities and faculties in economics and finance. Analysts from hh.ru examined the CV database of 2021–2022 graduates of Moscow universities on the hh.ru website. The ranking covered nine professional fields.