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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 Appears in Twice as Many Top 100 Subject Rankings as Last Year

HSE University Appears in Twice as Many Top 100 Subject Rankings as Last Year

The publication of the latest Times Higher Education subject rankings in the Arts and Humanities concludes the annual cycle of the three main ranking agencies: THE, QS, and ARWU. Since last year, HSE University has managed to double the number of top 100 subject rankings it appears in, growing from 6 to 12.

Illustration for news: Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation Announces Winners of Two Innovation Competitions

Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation Announces Winners of Two Innovation Competitions

The winners of the KIVO Education Innovation Competition and the Innovator’s Voice all-Russia contest of youth social and educational innovations have been announced. Both competitions were organized by HSE University: KIVO 2021 in partnership with the Rybakov Foundation with support from the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, and Innovator’s Voice with support from the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs.

Illustration for news: QS Rankings: HSE University Graduates in High Demand Worldwide

QS Rankings: HSE University Graduates in High Demand Worldwide

HSE University has placed in the top 250 universities worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings despite increased competition. A total of 786 universities were assessed for this year’s rankings—an increase over last year. The published list of 550 universities is also 10% larger than last year’s.

Illustration for news: Five HSE University’s Master’s Programmes Consistently Appear in QS Business Masters Ranking

Five HSE University’s Master’s Programmes Consistently Appear in QS Business Masters Ranking

For the second year in a row, five HSE University master’s programmes have appeared in the QS Business Masters ranking. Moreover, the programmes in International Business and Financial Economics have improved their positions in the Top 100 of the ranking.

Illustration for news: HSE University Improves Its Academic Reputation in QS Ranking

HSE University Improves Its Academic Reputation in QS Ranking

HSE University has progressed on the QS World University Rankings in terms of academic reputation, having improved its position by over 340 points in six years. In the general ranking, HSE University places 305th and ranks among the Q1 of global universities.

Illustration for news: HSE Ranks Among the World’s Top 50 Universities in Three QS Subject Rankings

HSE Ranks Among the World’s Top 50 Universities in Three QS Subject Rankings

HSE University has expanded its presence in the top 50 of QS subject rankings, placing in two additional subject rankings. HSE is represented in 4 of the 5 broad subject areas ranked by QS, and it has significantly improved its performance from last year in almost half of the individual subjects rankings in which it is included.

Illustration for news: HSE Among Top 5% of Universities in QS EECA Ranking

HSE Among Top 5% of Universities in QS EECA Ranking

HSE University now ranks 16th and places among the top 5% of universities in emerging Europe and Central Asia in the QS EECA University Rankings released by the British ranking agency QS.

Illustration for news: Online Educational Platform Tensy Wins KIVO 2020

Online Educational Platform Tensy Wins KIVO 2020

The results of the 2020 Competition of Innovations in Education were announced at the V International Conference ‘More than Learning: Exploring the Next Normal’, organized by Sberbank Corporate University. This year’s winner was not only selected by the jury practically without discussion, but also received the Audience Award. The results were a rare example of such a unaminous choice in all seven years of the competition.

Illustration for news: Five HSE Master's Programmes Included in Top 100 of QS Business Masters Rankings

Five HSE Master's Programmes Included in Top 100 of QS Business Masters Rankings

This year, the Master’s Programme ‘Strategic Management in Logistics’, offered by the HSE Graduate School of Business, ranked 34th in the Supply Chain Management Programme ranking, a new addition to the QS Business Masters Rankings. This is the fifth HSE programme to be included the QS Business Rankings. Four others have ranked among the top 100 for several years now.

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

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.