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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 Comes in 37th in QS Brics Ranking

HSE Comes in 37th in QS Brics Ranking

Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.

Illustration for news: HSE Joins Top-100 of QS Master’s Ranking in 4 Areas of Business Education

HSE Joins Top-100 of QS Master’s Ranking in 4 Areas of Business Education

For the second year in a row, the QS Ranking Agency has published its Business Masters Rankings. A total of three Russian universities appeared on this ranking (HSE University, St Petersburg State University, and Ural Federal University) in four areas of business education. Last year, only two Russian universities were on the ranking.

Illustration for news: Selection for CFA Institute Research Challenge Starts

Selection for CFA Institute Research Challenge Starts

Fourth year Bachelor’s students and first or second year Master’s students are invited to take part in CFA Institute Research Challenge, an annual international competition in financial analysis held by CFA Institute among student teams.

Illustration for news: HSE Maintains Position in Top-300 of QS Graduate Employability Rankings

HSE Maintains Position in Top-300 of QS Graduate Employability Rankings

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings has published a list of the Top-500 universities in the world in terms of graduate employability outcomes and prospects.

HSE Launching Student Startup Competition

The HSE Business Incubator is announcing the start of a student business project competition called the HSE{Business}Cup-2018, organised with the support of the corporate accelerator MTS StartUp Hub. The students with the best ideas will receive up to 200,000 rubles to make their projects a reality. The teams can also count on additional funds from MTS – a stipend and business grant worth 150,000 rubles.

Illustration for news: New RSCI List Includes 771 Academic Journals

New RSCI List Includes 771 Academic Journals

The new list has been compiled by a working group on quality assessment and selection of journals in RSCI on the Web of Science platform. The list is available on the HSE website.

Illustration for news: HSE Among Top 40 in QS Young University Ranking

HSE Among Top 40 in QS Young University Ranking

The Higher School of Economics ranked 38th in the QS ranking of young universities, up from 48th last year.

HSE Climbs in QS World University Rankings

HSE has climbed almost 40 places in the QS World University Rankings and now occupies 343rd place among the world's best universities. This is thanks to a significant improvement in its academic reputation and the employers' assessment of university graduates.

Results of Competition for Research and Teaching Laboratories Announced

This year, HSE has supported the founding of 10 new Research and Teaching Laboratories (RTLs) in various fields, from cognitive psychology and computer modeling, to international justice and economics of sports.

Illustration for news: HSE Strengthens its Position in QS World University Rankings by Subject

HSE Strengthens its Position in QS World University Rankings by Subject

HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.