HSE Places among Top 5 Russian Universities in Nine Subjects in Publication Activity Ranking
In the Expert Analytical Centre’s 2020 Publication Activity Ranking, HSE University placed among the top three Russian universities in seven general subject areas and two narrow subjects. HSE made the rankings in 14 subject areas and four specific subjects; of these, HSE placed first in four subjects and/or areas.
The ranking evaluates Russian universities based solely on scientometric parameters. The ranking does not take into account estimated and interrogative indicators. This year, for the first time, the HSE took 1st place in artificial intelligence, and HSE continues to be the leader in economics, management, humanities, and mathematics. In addition, HSE improved its position in computer science, sharing 2nd-4th place with Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.
Universities participating in Project 5-100 are steadily improving their positions in the Expert Publication Activity Ranking, with a noticeable increase in the number of universities who were among the second group of universities to join the project. While in 2017 the ranking’s top 20 universities included an average of 10 Project 5-100 ‘first-wave’ member universities alongside Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University, in 2020, the rankings now include 3 ‘second-wave’ Project 5-100 participants.
This year, the ranking modified its methodology. In 2019, the ranking assessed Russian universities in 14 general subject areas and seven specific subjects. In 2020, the list was expanded to include 16 general subject areas and five subjects.
|General Subject Area or Subject||HSE’s 2020 Ranking|
|Hardware and Architecture||3-4'|
|Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality||5|
|Physics and Astronomy||13|
In 2020, economics and management, which were previously presented as two subjects of one general area, were separated into two different subject areas. Earth sciences and ecology were also divided into separate areas. This year, the ranking includes five specific subjects: Metallurgy (under Materials Science), Biochemistry (under Life Sciences), Artificial Intelligence (under Computer Science), Hardware and Architecture (under Computer Science), and Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality (under Engineering Sciences). The latter two subjects are new.
The methodology for determining the best university for a specific indicator has also changed. Previously, the university that ranked first in regard to a specific indicator received the maximum number of points (100). Now the top 5% of universities in a given indicator are considered the best.
HSE University alumni working in economics and finance, earn an average of 115,000 rubles a month in their first five years of work after graduation. This is the second best result among universities, according to data from the Superjob job search website.
Among Russian universities, HSE University has the second highest number of subjects to be included in the Shanghai subject ranking (Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020). HSE University and ITMO University, respectively, are included in 7 subject rankings, while Moscow State University is represented in 12 subject rankings.
HSE University took 31st place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 Ranking, climbing seven places, even in the face of the growing competition in the higher tier of this ranking.
HSE became the leader of this ranking for the first time, outperforming Moscow State University, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and other Russian universities. Universities were assessed on the basis of three indicators, Quality of Education, Quality of Graduates and the ‘Forbes Factor’.
For three years already, HSE University has appeared in the Top-5 of Russia’s best universities according to the RAEX Ranking. In terms of demand for graduates among employers, HSE University has risen to the second place, while also improving its indicator for ‘environment for high-quality learning’.
SuperJob, a job search service, has published a ranking of technical universities based on earnings of graduates in the 2014-2019 cohort. HSE University has improved its position this year, rising from seventh to fifth place in the ranking.
HSE University took 298th place in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, improving its ranking by 24 positions compared to last year and entering the first quartile of the world’s leading universities. HSE University now ranks among the world’s top 300 universities in two international rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
In a new RAEX Analytics ranking that evaluates Russian universities in terms of their societal influence, HSE took third place, leading the list in terms of popularity among young people and taking second place in terms of online influence.
HSE University has made the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject in 23 broad and specific subject areas, which is four more than last year. HSE now ranks in 19 of the 38 subject rankings in which Russian universities are represented, as well as in four out of five broad subject areas. HSE has entered the list of the world’s top 100 universities in five subjects, including History and Social Policy & Administration, where it has ranked for the first time.