HSE’s Ranking in SSRN: May 2012
The Social Science Research Network has published its university rankings for May.
Currently the Higher School of Economics is in 7th position based on the number of authors and 11th in terms of the number of new papers published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website. In addition to this, the HSE is among the top 100 universities based on the number of papers downloaded during the last 12 months. The improvement of this indicator demonstrates the growing interest in the academic research conducted at the HSE. This is also reflected in the number of citations of HSE authors, with the HSE climbing the rankings in this field, going from 330th position to 197th since the beginning of 2012.
The ranking of HSE authors in the SSRN has also been updated. This month the top ten authors by the number of new papers have included Igor Gurkov, Anatoly Nesterov and Irina Soboleva. The most read and cited HSE authors still include Dean Fantazzini, Olga Lazareva, Timothy Frye, Vladimir Gimpelson and Andrei Vernikov. Olga Lazareva maintains first position among HSE Russian research fellows in the number of downloads and citations.
The working paper by Egor Lazarev, Anton Sobolev and Irina Soboleva, Trial by Fire: a Natural Disaster’s Impact on Attitudes toward the Government in Rural Russia, has climbed to 1st place in terms of the number of views among all HSE programme of fundamental studies working papers published on the SSRN.
HSE University has maintained its leading position in the ranking compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs. The ranking evaluated the websites of 65 Russian universities. HSE was awarded 104 points out of 108, increasing its position by 11 points on last year. HSE's closest rival ranked a further 17 points behind, which is a larger gap than previously.
Mikhail Blinkin is one of Russia’s leading experts in urbanism, city planning, and urban transport. He has headed the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies since 2011 and has been HSE Tenured Professor since 2013. In 2017, Mikhail Blinkin was the recipient of an HSE Honour Award 1st Class, as well as the Golden HSE award for Best Expert.
On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree for the commendation of prominent public and political figures. Andrey Zhulin, Vice Rector at HSE Perm, Galina Volodina, Director of HSE Perm, and Valeria Kasamara, HSE’s Senior Director for Government Relations, are among the figures mentioned in the decree.
A book entitled The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project by Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Media Communications Olga Baysha has been published by Lexington Books (United States).