HSE Success in Research Performance Rankings in 8 Subject Areas
HSE has been ranked one of the top 15 universities by research performance in 8 subject areas, compiled by the Expert Analytical Centre in 2016. HSE took the first place in three subjects: Economics, Social Sciences and Humanities.
HSE is among the top three universities in Computer Science, ranked joint 2nd and 3rd along with MIPT, and in a new subject area Engineering (3rd place). The university performed better in Mathematics and took 4th place, and in Earth Science and Physics and Astronomy HSE was ranked 11th-12th and 12th respectively.
The ranking methodology is based on articles published in journals indexed by Scopus, the international abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, over the last four years. When calculating a university’s total score, experts assess its performance in three categories (each worth an equal share of 33.3%); university development quality; research activity relevance; scale and sustainability of research activity. Universities that produce at least 0.5% of the total number of Russian scientific articles published over the past four years, are considered in each subject ranking.
In 2017 the number of subject areas increased from 10 to 13; and a total of 88 Russian universities were assessed in the ranking. According to the authors, publication activity is an objective indicator in any accurate and verifiable evaluation. Secondly, active research activity is an indicator of the university’s success in other areas: in education it gives opportunities to participate in the latest research, studying both theory and its application; and it helps build links internationally, as contemporary research cannot be pursued in isolation.
Earlier this year, HSE made it to 13 subject and 2 international subject area rankings issued by QS, demonstrating the best results of all the Project 5-100 participants. HSE was ranked among the top 100 in three areas: Economics & Econometrics, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology, and it is the only Russian university in Accounting & Finance (101-150).
This year HSE University rose six positions to take 17th place in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking (QS EECA).
HSE University improved its performance from last year, entering the Top-200 of the Times Higher Education (THE) subject ranking in Arts and Humanities. We now place second among Russian universities and have the best results of the participants of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100.
HSE University is now represented in all four fields of the Top-100 of Business Master's ranking, which was published for the third time by the international agency QS.
HSE University was able to place high on the Graduate Employability Ranking (201-250), outpacing its main competitors for the first time in five years. This year, the number of candidates to the ranking was increased 15% (758 universities), with new 36 universities joining the list.
THE WUR, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, has compiled its 2019 global rankings. HSE University performed positively, moving up to the 251-300 cohort, and taking third place among Russian universities following MSU and MIPT.
HSE University has firmly entered the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), which is known for its rigorous selection criteria. After placing in the ranking for the first time last year, HSE University maintained its position despite increased competition — more than 50 new universities entered the ranking for the first time this year.
HSE recently placed 39th in the QS Top-50 ‘Under 50’ ranking, thus maintaining its position in the Top-40 despite increasing competition in this special academic category.
On June 24-26, 2020, the THE Young Universities Summit will be held for the first time at HSE University in Moscow. An official hand off ceremony was held earlier at the University of Surrey, which hosted the event this year. It was not by chance that HSE University was selected to be next year’s summit host—it is the only Russian university that consistently ranks among the THE top 100 young universities, and this year it took 60th place.
In 2019 the Higher School of Economics has climbed from 84th to 60th place in the Time Higher Education (THE) world ranking of young universities. HSE University is the only Russian university to place in the top 100 of this ranking.
HSE University has retained its position in the Top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking, in sociology and mathematics. The university improved in political science and has also placed in the same group in economics. At the same time, HSE moved to the next group in management and entered new subject areas – psychology and business administration. HSE is the only Russian university ranked in four subjects: Sociology, Management, Business Administration, and Political Science. HSE University is Russia’s leader in economics and ranks in the same group as Moscow State University in mathematics.