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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 University Enters Top 35 of QS 50 Under 50 World University Rankings

HSE University Enters Top 35 of QS 50 Under 50 World University Rankings

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Illustration for news: HSE University Enters the QS Ranking’s Top 300 For First Time

HSE University Enters the QS Ranking’s Top 300 For First Time

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Illustration for news: New RSCI List Includes 792 Journals

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Illustration for news: HSE Outranks Russian Universities in 10 QS Subject Rankings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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