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HSE Academic Fund Programme

The Research Team Project Competition is a competition of Research and Study Groups (RSG), which are research teams that include undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, young lecturers and/or research fellows who are supervised by an experienced scholar.
This programme of research support is available to domestically-hired staff only. Any researcher belonging to the teaching and research staff of HSE or its affiliates is eligible to apply.

The HSE Academic Fund, established in late 2004, is a prominent feature of the Higher School of Economics as compared to most other higher schools or universities. The HSE Academic Fund was built on a previously operated internal research grants programme that was initiated in 2003 with joint funds from HSE faculty/schools or departments and the HSE centralised budget.

The HSE Academic Fund was established by way of analogy with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Russian Humanitarian Research Foundation, and using their experiences and practices. The Academic Fund is not a registered legal body, it operates as a specific internal mechanism aiming to coordinate all kinds of academic activities support available within HSE. The ultimate goal of the Fund is to facilitate the renewal and professional development of the HSE faculty staff through the support of academic research in relation to the teaching process.


Illustration for news: HSE Enters Top 20 Best Universities in QS EECA Ranking

HSE Enters Top 20 Best Universities in QS EECA Ranking

This year HSE University rose six positions to take 17th place in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking (QS EECA).

Illustration for news: HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

HSE Places Second Among Russian Universities in THE Humanities Ranking

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.

Illustration for news: Four HSE Programmes Included in QS Business Masters Top-100 Ranking

Four HSE Programmes Included in QS Business Masters Top-100 Ranking

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.

Illustration for news: HSE Enters Top-250 of Graduate Employability Rankings

HSE Enters Top-250 of Graduate Employability Rankings

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.

Illustration for news: HSE Still in Top-40 of QS Top- 50 ‘Under 50’ Ranking

HSE Still in Top-40 of QS Top- 50 ‘Under 50’ Ranking

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.

Illustration for news: HSE University Improves its Position in QS World Rankings

HSE University Improves its Position in QS World Rankings

HSE University has improved its position in the QS institutional ranking by 21 places this year, taking 7th place among Russian universities. The advancement comes thanks to a significant improvement in academic reputation and assessment of university graduates by employers.

Illustration for news: Adidas Bomber Jacket Patch Design Competition Now Open at HSE

Adidas Bomber Jacket Patch Design Competition Now Open at HSE

HSE students are invited to participate in a design competition in which a series of three illustrations will be selected. Submissions will be accepted until May 22. The winning patch projects will be set in the form of stripes on adidas bomber jackets. The author of the best work will travel to the head office of adidas in Germany.

Illustration for news: HSE Continues its Ascent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

HSE Continues its Ascent in QS World University Rankings by Subject

The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.

Illustration for news: HSE Faculty of Physics Looking for Young Laboratory Heads in Breakthrough Fields

HSE Faculty of Physics Looking for Young Laboratory Heads in Breakthrough Fields

HSE University is pleased to announce an international competition for experimental research laboratories in such breakthrough fields of contemporary physics as Quantum Technologies and Novel Functional Materials. The winners will have a chance to head and develop new research laboratories based out of the HSE Faculty of Physics.

Illustration for news: Golden HSE Winners Announced

Golden HSE Winners Announced

The winners are 16 staff members in seven ‘golden’ categories and 21 students in the ‘Silver Nestling’ category.  The winners of the ‘Golden Reference’, which is awarded to the most cited HSE scholar, have also been announced. The awards ceremony was held on November 27, on the HSE's birthday.