In 2022, six leading faculties made it into Group A—‘exceeds expectations’. The Faculty of Computer Science, which scored the maximum number of points, was the overall leader, and the Graduate School of Business entered Group A for the first time. Faculties that exceed or meet expectations will receive grants to support their development.
The assessment evaluates faculties of all HSE University campuses. Based on the results, they are ranked in three groups: Group A (exceeds expectations), Group B (meets expectations), Group C (does not meet expectations). Faculties in the first two groups will receive grants to support their development.
At the end of 2022, six leading faculties made it into Group A. The Faculty of Computer Science, which scored the maximum number of points, was the overall leader. The top five also included the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics and Computer Science of HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod, the Faculty of Economic Sciences, the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and (for the first time) the Graduate School of Business.
The work of the faculties was evaluated using indicators covering the main areas of faculty development: inter-campus courses, foreign students, income from continuing professional education, the effectiveness of postgraduate studies, publication activity, the amount of income from research, student assessment of teachers, the amount of income attracted, etc.
‘The rapidly changing conditions of life require us to be more flexible in terms of tools for engaging the HSE University team in achieving the goals set in our strategic development programme,’ said Elena Odoevskaya, Vice Rector of HSE University. Starting from 2023, HSE University is moving to a new faculty KPI assessment model. It includes two groups of indicators: 14 main indicators that directly affect the results of faculties when calculating KPIs, and 10 monitoring indicators that are used to track faculty performance.
Director of the HSE Analytical Centre Evgeniya Dannik says that the centre continues to develop and implement new interactive analytical dashboards. ‘With the help of this tool, the university management will be able to track the dynamics of faculty work results within separate indicators, as well as compare the results and indictors with other faculties,’ she said.
—The Faculty of Computer Science pays a lot of attention to performance indicators.
The faculty continuously enhances the quality of admission and strives to appeal to talented students. Firstly, we are keen to attract the best applicants. Secondly, we strive to be more attractive to applicants and, because of that, we introduce additional scholarships and launch relevant educational programmes.
Over the nine years of the faculty’s existence, we have assembled some leading research groups and bright teaching staff. We are proud of our management team.
In recent years, the faculty has already displayed good results in this ranking, and in the future we plan to maintain that standard.
—Starting from 2019, the Faculty of Social Sciences has shown great results in key performance indicators, and has been among the leading faculties four years in a row.
We strive to be actively involved in the strategic research projects of HSE University. We actively use university-wide opportunities to improve the quality of teaching and recruit talented young colleagues to the faculty’s departments and research divisions.
—Entering Group A for the first time in many years based on KPI results is a great achievement for the entire GSB team. It confirms that the choice of model for reforming business education, provided for by the HSE Development Programme for the Period until 2030, was the right one.
This success is based on three key aspects of GSB activity. Firstly, continuous and proactive updates to the portfolio of degree programmes and continuing professional education programmes, as well as innovations in educational technologies demanded by life. Secondly, a focus on the development of the teaching staff team for a full-scale university business school. Thirdly, this is a unique system for Russian business schools to integrate with the country’s leading companies through joint master’s and research programmes, academic councils of degree programmes, corporate training, and a number of other forms of mutually beneficial and long-term cooperation.
—Research has always been our faculty’s strength. World-class research teams in the fields of mathematics, computer science, and business informatics successfully work and develop at our faculty.
Besides the research agenda, a major task for the faculty is its active interaction with business partners. It is thanks to the active partner network that it is possible to develop new educational programmes that are interesting to students of inter-campus courses, as well as to ensure the availability of interesting projects in which our students can participate.