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Maria M. Yudkevich

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Maria M. Yudkevich has been at HSE University since 1998.


Maria Yudkevich supervises the following activities at HSE University:

  • Fundamental research, including projects commissioned by the Russian government;
  • HSE academic development.

Her responsibilities include:

  • Organizing activities under the HSE Academic Fund Programme;
  • Coordinating and supervising fundamental research commissioned by the Russian government;
  • Developing and implementing mechanisms to bring in teaching assistants and involve students in academic activities at HSE’s laboratories, as well as monitoring such activities;
  • Organizing activities through HSE’s Young Faculty Support Programme and monitoring their performance;
  • Organizing quality assessments and training for HSE’s teaching staff, as well as developing proposals to promote an effective combination of research and teaching work at the University;
  • Administrative support for international laboratories created under the HSE Academic Excellence programme, within the limits of their respective budgets;
  • Coordinating the support programme for Russian post-docs at HSE.


Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2006
    Associate Professor
  • 2003

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Economic Theory
    HSE University

  • 1999

    Master's in Economics
    HSE University

  • 1996

    Degree in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics
    Lomonosov Moscow State University

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.

Awards and Accomplishments

Best Teacher – 2019, 2018

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Research Seminar (2d year) (Bachelor’s programme; Faculty of Economic Sciences; 2 year, 1, 3, 4 module)Rus

Editorial board membership

  • Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB)
    HERB journal is a project implemented as part of cooperation agreement between Higher School of Economics and Boston College Center of International Higher Education. Since 2014 HERB is intended to highlight the transformation process of higher education institutions in Russia and the counties of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The journal seeks to present multiple-aspect opinions about current challenges and trends of regional higher education and gives examples of the best local practices. Its audience is a wider international community of scholars and professionals in the field of higher education.
  • 2014: Editor-in-chief, Higher Education in Russia and Beyond.














Preprint Nye J. V., Androushchak G., Desierto D., Jones G., Yudkevich M. M. 2D:4D Asymmetry and Academic Performance: Evidence from Moscow and Manilа / NRU Higher School of Economics. Series EDU "Education". 2011. No. 01.


Article Dodlova M. C., Yudkevich M. M. Gift Exchange in the Workplace // Human Resource Management Review. 2009. Vol. 19. No. 1. P. 23-28. doi



Book Dodlova M. C., Yudkevich M. M. Sustaining Efficient Bureaucracies: What Does Gift Exchange Theory Say?. Rome : Italian Society of Law and Economic, 2006.



  • 2019
    32nd Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) (Kassel). Presentation: Is there a consensus on key journals in the field of higher education?
  • 2017
    The 30th Annual Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) conference (Йювяскюля (Финляндия)). Presentation: Publication Activities of Russian Universities: The Effects of Project 5–100
  • Research Seminar at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Padova (Падуя). Presentation: Comparing Effects of Two Alternative Financial Aid Policies on Students Academic Achievement in a Russian University
  • 2016
    Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA 2016) (Москва). Presentation: Does Financial Aid Design Matter for Student Academic Achievement?
  • 41st annual ASHE (Association for Study of Higher Education) Conference (Columbus, Ohio). Presentation: Comparing Effects of Two Alternative Financial Aid Policies on Students Academic Achievement in a Russian University
  • 86th Annual SEA (Southern Economic Association) Conference (Washington, D.C.). Presentation: Estimation of Peer Effects with Predicted Social Ties: Evidence from Two Universities in Brazil and Moscow
  • 29th Annual Conference of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER 2016) (Cambridge, UK). Presentation: Are Weak Academic Participation and Strong Vertical Control Good Ingredients for Optimal University Governance Model? Case of Russian University
  • 2015
    CHER 28th Annual Conference - Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses – The Transformation of Higher Education (Лиссабон). Presentation: The Impact of University Academic Culture on the Symptoms of "Global Ranking Fever": The Case of One Russian University
  • The 27th Annual European Association for International Education (EAIE) Conference (Glasgow). Presentation: The Global Academic Rankings Game: Implications for Internationalization
  • International Conference on Applied Research in Economics 2015 ( iCare 3) (Пермь). Presentation: Pay for Progress or Pay in Advance: Impact of Financial Aid on University Student Achievements
  • Workshop on National Higher Education Systems and Academic Career Pathways (São Paulo). Presentation: The Role of National Context in Understanding Higher Education Landscape: Case of Russia
  • International Conference on World-Class Universities (WCU-6) (Shanghai). Presentation: Global Visibility and Local Engagement: Can They Go Together? The Case of Higher School of Economics, Russia
  • International conference organized by Dalian University of Technology and Chinese Society of Higher Education Research (Dalian). Presentation: University Governance: Regulating and Supervising Mechanisms of Powers
  • 2014
    "Universities in transition: shifting institutional and organizational boundaries", CHER 27th Annual Conference (Рим). Presentation: The Changing Relationship between Academics, their Institutions and the State: Western Europe and North America
  • "Europe in the world. Higher education developments across the globe", ACA Annual Conference 2014 (Бордо). Presentation: Russia: Internalisation all over?
  • The Economics of Study Choices (Цюрих). Presentation: Social Networks and the Choice of Specialization

Timetable for today

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‘Students Play a Vital Role in the Development of University Research’

HSE University provides students with opportunities for academic development from the undergraduate level onwards. Now that another open enrolment session for research assistant positions has recently come to an end, more than 250 young researchers are starting their careers and combining work and study at the university.

Mirror Laboratories: Uniting Researchers from Different Universities

HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich speaks about the launch of Mirror Laboratories, the third open project competition held by HSE University. Teams from Russian universities, research organisations, and government research centres looking to collaborate with HSE research departments are invited to participate in the competition. Applications will be accepted until May 20.

Maria Yudkevich: Serious Research Projects Are a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Rapidly changing approaches to the pursuit of scientific knowledge are making research more interdisciplinary in nature. Science and researchers are now more open to society, while student academic mobility among universities is encouraged. Maria Yudkevich, HSE Vice Rector, talks about these issues, explaining how HSE University promotes and expands its research activities and supports early-career researchers.

HSE University Celebrates the Academic Achievements of 2021 Student Research Paper Competition Winners

The award ceremony of the 2021 Student Research Paper Competition took place on February 8. The organisers congratulated the students and early career researchers and told them about the benefits of winning in the competition.

From reviewers about reviews

On January 25 the HSE AWC hosted its first event in 2022 – the panel discussion "From reviewers, to reviewers, about reviews."

HSE University Undergoes Staff Changes in Senior Management Team

Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE in St. Petersburg since 2013, has announced his plans to leave his current position. Anna Tyshetskaya, current Vice Rector for Education at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, will take over as Director of HSE University’s campus in St. Petersburg. Elena Odoevskaya and Irina Martusevich will be appointed HSE Vice Rectors.

Competition to Launch Experimental Research Laboratories Remains Open Until September 30

The competition is open to research projects in the fields of biophotonics and ageing (biology, physiology, biomedicine, biostatistics, and bioinformatics). The competition is aimed at creating, supporting, and developing science and international-level schools at HSE University. The university is also working to develop modern infrastructure for its natural sciences cluster as part of its active involvement in global research.

Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases Consortium Holds First Event

In early September, the first event of the Genetics of Cardiovascular Diseases consortium - an interdisciplinary forum "Cardiogenetics and Bioinformatics: Realities 2021" - was held at HSE University. The forum marked the start of the consortium after signing an agreement on scientific cooperation between the participating organizations. The forum was attended by heads and representatives of scientific centres and institutes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Arkhangelsk, Tyumen and Surgut.

HSE University Cohosts Virtual THE Young Universities Summit

Several representatives of HSE University took part in the seventh Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit, organized jointly with HSE University on June 22-23 and held entirely online. The Summit focused on the global outlook for higher education and opportunities for new growth for young universities.

HSE Enters Top 15% of THE Young University Rankings 2021

HSE University has improved its indicators of research, international outlook, and industry income in THE Young University Rankings. HSE University now ranks 57th among  475 international universities and is the only Russian university in the Top 100.

Reformatting Research Activity: First Large-Scale Projects Launched at HSE University

Less than a year ago, the Faculty of Humanities at HSE University launched four large-scale projects, bringing together representatives of different disciplines from different departments and campuses of the University. Their goals, content, staffing and expected results were presented at a meeting of the Rector’s Council. Other departments have been tasked with developing their own large-scale projects, which HSE University will be able to include in its application for the ‘Priority 2030’ programme.

‘To Read Such Papers, International Scholars Will Likely Want to Learn Russian’

The results of the competition for the best academic and popular science papers in Russian by HSE staff members have been announced. This competition is a new one, organized by the university to celebrate the Year of Science and Technology. 257 applications were submitted, with 35 winners announced in the academic category and 30 in the popular science one. The winners were announced on Alexander Pushkin’s birthday. The organizers plan to make the competition annual, potentially opening it up for all Russian and international researchers writing papers and involved in science communication in Russian.

HSE University Invites Scholars to Participate in the International Laboratories Competition

HSE University is accepting applications for the three-year project competition for the creation of international laboratories. The winners of the competition will receive annual funding of up to 13 million roubles to conduct research from 2022 to 2024.

The New RSCI List Now Includes 887 Journals

The Russian Science Citation Index (RSCI) quality assessment and journal selection working group based on Web of Science has completed its updates to the RSCI list. The group particularly considered journals that submitted 219 initiative applications last year. The updated list includes 87 new journals, with 2 journals having been excluded.

International Advisory Committee Convenes to Discuss HSE University’s Domestic Partnership Programmes

On February 17, HSE University’s International Advisory Committee met over Zoom to discuss the University’s recent activity and the progress of a number of projects being implemented under HSE University’s University Partnership Programme, which aims to strengthen partnerships and academic collaboration between HSE and other universities in Russia.

Nearly 2,000 Papers, 23 Nominations, and 165 Winners in 2020 Student Research Paper Competition

The annual awards ceremony of the Student Research Paper Competition (NIRS) was held on February 8, Russian Science Day. This year, 165 people received awards, including not only HSE students but also contestants from Saint Petersburg State University, Moscow State University, Far Eastern Federal University, Mount Holyoke College (USA), and other universities. Another 160 participants became laureates of the competition, with 1,924 papers submitted in total.

Project 5-100 Universities See a Dramatic Increase in Publications in Leading Journals

A team of HSE researchers—Nataliya Matveeva, Ivan Sterligov, and Maria Yudkevich—have analyzed the research activity of universities participating in Russia’s  Academic Excellence Project 5-100. Overall, the quality of publications of these universities has improved. Collectively, participating universities have tripled their number of publications in reputable journals in the past three years, and researchers have begun to collaborate with each other more frequently. The study was published in the Journal of Informetrics.

HSE University Ranks 115th in RePEc World Ranking  

The RePEc rating (Research Papers in Economics) is based on publication activity data in the field of economics and related disciplines. In recent years, HSE University has consistently ranked first among Russian universities, and it continues to steadily climb the global ranking, overtaking well-known, centuries-old foreign universities. In the latest European ranking, HSE University took 46th place. In the world ranking, the university has ranked 115th (an increase of 4 places in the space of one month).

Online Education: The ‘New Normal’ and Its Pitfalls

On the first day of the XI International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC), which was held online, representatives of universities and colleges discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Russia’s education system.

Why Are 'Garbage' Publications Dangerous and How to Deal with Them

The Commission on Counteracting Falsification of Scientific Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) has published a report, ‘Foreign Predatory Journals in Scopus and WoS: Plagiarism by Translation and Unprincipled Russian Authors.’ HSE Vice Rector Maria Yudkevich discusses the main findings of the report and suggests possible measures to prevent violations of scholarly ethics by university staff.

A new paper by Sofia Dokuka, Diliara Valeeva, and Maria Yudkevich is published in PLOS One

A new paper "How academic achievement spreads: The role of distinct social networks in academic performance diffusion" by Sofia Dokuka, Diliara Valeeva, and Maria Yudkevich, CInSt Director, is published in PLOS One.

The book "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective" is out now

The book "Trends and Issues in Doctoral Education: A Global Perspective" analyses the current realities of doctoral education with the help of case studies based on 14 countries and one continent. It includes an overview of the state of the literature on doctoral education as well as an analysis of doctoral education from a historical perspective with a detailed comparative discussion.

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

HSE University took 298th place in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, improving its ranking by 24 positions compared to last year and entering the first quartile of the world’s leading universities. HSE University now ranks among the world’s top 300 universities in two international rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

A paper by Andrey Lovakov and Maria Yudkevich is published in Higher Education

The paper “The Post-Soviet Publication Landscape for Higher Education Research” by Andrey Lovakov, Research Fellow at CInSt, and Maria Yudkevich, Director of CInSt, has been published in Higher Education.

CInSt team received the grant of the Russian Science Foundation

The grant funds the project "The structure and paths of science in the post-Soviet space: institutional practices and bibliometric analysis". The aim is to compare the development of science in post-Soviet countries in a dynamic perspective. The results of the project will make possible to assess the current state of research in post-Soviet countries, understand the paths of their development over the past 30 years, and evaluate their success.

HSE University Researchers Receive Fifteen Grants from the Russian Science Foundation

The Russian Science Foundation has announced the winners of four 2020 competitions. Some of the winners are from HSE University. They have received grants of 12 to 24 million roubles, for a term of two to four years.

Does the government support of leading universities affect not supported ones?

Anna Panova presented a joint research with Maria Yudkevich, Andrey Lovakov, and Ivan Sterligov on CInSt research seminar on 27th February.

A new article by Maria Yudkevich has been published in International Higher Education

The article "Publish or Perish" is a paper written by Maria Yudkevich, Director of CInSt. This article considers the causes and consequences of the increasing role of the “publish or perish” principle in modern academic systems. In particular, it discusses how various types of universities interpret this principle and why its causes differ across academic systems.

‘I Did Not Have to Think Twice before Accepting the Offer to be Research Fellow at HSE University’

Francisco Cabrera, a Research Fellow in the Center for Institutional Studies (CINST) at HSE  is working under the supervision of Dr. Maria Yudkevich on projects on human capital accumulation using the Russian Longitudinal Monitoring Survey - HSE. He is planning to stay in Moscow for one year at least.

HERB 3(21): Teaching and Learning: in Search for Balance

This issue of HERB is dedicated to one of the most prosaic university topics – teaching. The question of how to teach at university has regained relevance because of changes in the external and internal conditions of HEI.

A new paper in Higher Education Quarterly by Andrey Lovakov, Maria Yudkevich and Olga Alipova

This paper studies the publication productivity of inbreds and non‐inbreds among Russian academics. The authors did not find any difference in current publication productivity of inbreds and non‐inbreds. However, they found a difference in the cumulative publication productivity: non‐inbreds are being more productive on an individual level throughout their careers.

CInSt presentations at the International Russian Higher Education Conference 2019

More than 160 proposal were submitted to the conference and only 64 papers were accepted among which there are 3 presentations by CInSt researchers.

HSE University Confirmed as Top Performer in Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100

Initiated in 2013, the Russian federal initiative, Academic Excellence Project 5-100, aims to maximize the competitive position of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. On October 26, the Project Council concluded its seventh annual meeting in Moscow. At the meeting, delegations from participating universities presented reports of their progress in improving their international competitive edge.

RHEC 2019 International Higher Education Conference Underway at HSE

The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) kicked off at the HSE University Moscow this week and will last until October 25. Bringing together over 400 participants from 15 countries, this year’s forum focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’

International Higher Education Conference Opens at HSE University in Moscow

The tenth International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) has commenced in Moscow this week and will last until October 25. This year’s conference focuses on ‘Contributions of Higher Education to Society and Economy: Global, National and Local Perspectives.’

CInSt researchers at the International Russian Higher Education Conference RHEC 2019

We invite everyone to join the sessions which are run by CInSt researchers and listen to the CInSt presentations.

The book "Professorial Pathways, Academic Careers in a Global Perspective" written with the participation of Maria Yudkevich, received the Council of International Higher Education (CIHE) Award for Significant Research on International Higher Education from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) – 2019

The award is granted annually to a scholarship that has made a significant contribution to higher education research in a comparative perspective. The chapter by Maria Yudkevich is devoted to the Russian system of higher education.

Erasmus University Rotterdam & HSE Celebrate 25 Years of Educational Cooperation in Economics

Students, faculty, and alumni of HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of educational cooperation between the two universities. Attendees reminisced about the past, discussed the future, and explored career opportuntiies at a roundtable, 'Building a Career with EUR'. The newly renovated Pokrovka complex in Moscow was one of many surprises for the participants, which included representatives of Nuffic Neso Russia and Erasmus University alumni.

CInSt researchers at the main European conference on higher education — CHER 2019

The conference took place at University of Kassel, Germany, and gathered 146 papers by researchers from over 30 countries. CInSt researchers addressed 5 different topics on higher education from bibliometrics to policy implications and economics of education.

HERB 2(20): How to Recruit Internationally and Live Happily Ever After

In this issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) contributors from universities in Russia and beyond share case studies about making good use of international mobility programs to enhance research collaboration, about the successes and challenges of hiring faculty members and postdocs internationally, and about the best practices and pitfalls of integrating internationally recruited faculty into the university community. Celebrate the last day of Summer learning about some of the most interesting practices of international recruitment in post-Soviet countries.

Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis 2019

We can hardly believe it, but the 2019 session of RSSIA has already come to an end! We received more than 100 applications, but only 24 of the strongest research proposals were accepted. Participants came from a wide range of countries: China, Belgium, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Philippines, and Russia.

Reputation Is Key to a Successful University’s Development

The Sixth international conference ‘Education and World Cities: New Horizons of University Reputation’ has come to a close at HSE University – St Petersburg. Heads of universities and leading academic associations discussed the importance of reputation and international partnerships in a university's development.

‘The Main Thing in Amateur Running Is Love’

HSE University has joined adidas Runners Moscow club. University students and staff offer some advice to beginner runners.

Reputation Always Hinges on Trust

On the second day of the conference ‘Education and World Cities 2019: New Horizons of University Reputation’ participants discussed university reputation beyond the rankings, the importance of establishing distinctiveness, as well as the role of international accreditations in the development of universities and business schools.

Ilya Segalovich Scholarships Awarded on the Fifth Anniversary of HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science

As part of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science fifth anniversary celebration at Mercury Moscow City Tower, Ilya Segalovich Scholarships were awarded.

HSE to Adopt a New Development Programme

On March 20, at the HSE Staff and Student Conference, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov presented the key points of the new Development Programme for the period extending to 2030. The points he suggested have prompted a series of discussions in the university corporate environment aimed at choosing the best avenues and tools for development.

Winners of Student Research Paper Competition Awarded at 15th Annual Award Ceremony at HSE

Last week, over 140 HSE students and graduates were awarded certificates in honour of the quality of their research in HSE’s 2018 Research Paper Competition. In addition to receiving the traditional awards, guests received some exciting news: 1) students are now invited to participate in SciCasting, a research blogger competition; and 2) the winners of the 2018 research paper competition will receive travel grants.

HSE Staff Members Receive Honour Awards

HSE staff members were awarded honour awards of the university at the meeting of the Academic Council that was held on December 21.

"Worldwide Conversation on Women’s Higher Education and Equality in the Workplace"

On November 26, the HSE Faculty of Computer Science held the ‘IT Girls Night’ for the fifth time. This year the event was organized within the University of London’s campaign ‘Worldwide Conversation on Women’s Higher Education and Equality in the Workplace’. This campaign celebrates 150 years since the University of London opened up its ‘Special Examinations for Women’, the first university-level examinations offered for women in the UK. Ten years later, this step led to the University of London becoming the first institution of higher education in the UK to open up full degrees for women.

Golden HSE 2018 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 Citation’, 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.

Project 5-100 International Council Confirms HSE’s Leadership

From October 26-27, a regular meeting of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 was held in Kaliningrad. The academic institutions involved in the project presented the results of their work and plans for the upcoming period of their respective roadmaps.

Global and National Trends in Higher Education Discussed at HSE

From October 24-25, the IX International Russian Higher Education Conference ‘Universities in Search of a Balance between New and Familiar Goals’ took place at HSE. Participants discussed issues concerning educational policies, including internationalization of education, bridging the gap between schools, universities and labour markets, as well as changes in the academic profession.

First PhD Thesis Presented as Articles on the Topic Defended at HSE

On September 11, Ivan Smirnov, graduate of the HSE Institute of Education doctoral programme, defended his Candidate of Sciences (Education) on ‘Differentiation of students by academic performance in a social network’. His thesis consists of four articles which had been published in academic journals, as well as a description of the study methods, design and main outcomes.

HSE Joins ARWU Top-100 in Two Subject Areas

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the Top-100 in Sociology and Mathematics of the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU). It is also now the leader on this ranking among Russian universities in Economics, Political Science and Management.

HSE Joins ARWU Top-100 in Two Subject Areas

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) has entered the Top-100 in Sociology and Mathematics of the Shanghai Ranking. It is also now the leader on this ranking among Russian universities in Economics, Political Science and Management.

Be Fab – Start a Lab!

Hardly anyone is unaware that several dozen research and teaching labs are active at HSE, where students making their first steps in academia work together with experienced researchers. Today, HSE is announcing a competition for new research and teaching laboratories as part of the Moscow campus faculties.

Fewer People in Corporations, but More Promising Careers in Research

On February 12, the winners of the Student Research Paper Competition were announced. Not only did they receive prizes, but also had the opportunity to put some thought-provoking questions to the university administration. We’ve selected five questions which we consider highly relevant to researchers at HSE and internationally, and the responses are below.

Apply for RSSIA 2018: Discover Your Research Potential

Every summer since 2007, the Center for Institutional Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics has been organizing the annual Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA). Students and researchers from around the world convene in Moscow to enjoy a whole week of lectures and consultations, presentations, discussions and networking, as well as the opportunity to be inspired by the experts.

'Other Cities' Book Available for Hospice Donation

On its 25th anniversary, HSE has published a book - Other Cities - a collection of stories by the University’s staff about over 80 cities throughout Russia and the rest of the world, where the authors used to live and work, and which directly contributed to their personal and academic paths. The book won’t be on sale, but we will give it to you by making a donation to a hospice.

‘Game Theory Teaches an Understanding of Opponents’ Behaviour’

The first student contest in game theory has taken place at HSE. Organized by the HSE Group of Young Academic Professionals, it brought together 150 undergraduate and Master’s students from 17 Russian universities, as well as one high school student from Moscow.

International Council Recognizes HSE as Leader in Project 5-100 

The Higher School of Economics was recognized as a leader among Project 5-100 universities following a recent session held by the Council on Competitiveness Enhancement of Leading Russian Universities among Global Research and Education Centers. The session took place in Yekaterinburg on October 27-28 and was chaired by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia.

HSE Continues to Rise in THE World University Rankings

In the latest Times Higher Education university rankings, the Higher School of Economics rose to the 351-400 category among 1,102 schools worldwide. This is an improvement on last year, when HSE was in the 401-500 group, with the university ranking fourth among the 27 Russian universities that made it to the ranking.

Bayesian Methods in Deep Learning Summer School in Moscow

Bayesian Methods in Deep Learning Summer School was held in Moscow fron 26 to 30 August. During these five days 96 participants from 8 countries listened to lectures about Bayesian methods in deep learning and trained neural networks.

HSE Completes First 5km

The first official fun-run organized by HSE as part of events to mark the 25th anniversary of its founding has taken place in Gorky Park. It drew 290 participants.

HSE to Hold its First Fun Run

Run √25, the first fun run organized by HSE, will take place on May 28 at Gorky Park. Our University is now 25 years old, and we’ll run 5 km together to celebrate this anniversary (or rather, our ‘anti-versary’) - along Pushkinskaya Naberezhnaya and Andreevskaya Naberezhnaya, from the Green Theatre to Luzhnetsky Bridge, and back again. Think of it as running from the darkness of ignorance, unbelievable stupidity, and bad grades as fast as we can!

HSE Signed Partnership Agreement with Ghent University

Students and doctoral students of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science will have the opportunity to take part in exchange and double degree programmes.

IOE Study Featured in European Educational Research Journal

A recent paper by IOE expert Elizaveta Sivak and HSE vice rector Maria Yudkevich has been published in European Educational Research Journal.

Ghent University Signs Cooperation Agreement with HSE

Faculty of Economic Sciences' undergraduates and graduate students to participate in exchange and dual degree programs

International Experts Meet to Advise on HSE Development

The meeting of International Advisory Committee starts December 6. Three newly appointed members of IAC have shared with HSE News Service their views on the role of external consultants in the development of universities, described their reasons for joining the committee and spoke about HSE’s academic reputation and the challenges the university faces.

‘Information about the School is Passed from Generation to Generation’

From July 2 – 7, 2016, the 10th Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) took place just outside of Moscow. This event traditionally attracts experts in various areas of institutional research, as well as young researchers, for whom the School is a chance to work on projects under the supervision of leading scholars.

HSE Joins Group of Global Centres for International Higher Education Studies

In January 2016, six university research centres representing countries in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa came together to form an international consortium whose main objective is to develop a strategy for carrying out comparative higher education research in various regions around the world.

‘HSE Has Been Innovative from the Start’

Academic and expert in the field of international higher education, Philip Altbach has been made Honorary Professor in a ceremony at HSE. Altbach began to study education in his youth because he believed it was a key factor to bring about change in society. Is it possible to take educational models which work well in some countries and copy them in others without making any alterations? What good are rankings and what shouldn’t we sacrifice for their sake? What gives HSE its competitive edge? Professor Altbach talked about all these issues in an interview with HSE News.

‘It Is Important for Us to Turn HSE into a World-class Research University’

On December 7, the sixth meeting of the HSE International Advisory Committee opened with leading experts from around the world in the field of science and education coming together to discuss the university’s achievements and the challenges it faces, as well as its objectives for the coming years. Following two days of discussions, the committee members will form recommendations on changes to the primary areas of development.

HSE Represented at EAIE Conference in Glasgow

From September 15 to 18, 2015, a delegation from HSE took part in The Annual EAIE Conference for the second time. This year international experts in higher education gathered in Glasgow.

Annual Conference of Consortium of Higher Education Researchers

On September 7-9 The Annual Conference of The Consortium of higher education Researchers / CHER 28th Annual Conference took place in Lisbon, Portugal. This year’s theme was ‘Global Challenges, National Initiatives, and Institutional Responses – The Transformation of Higher Education’. The participants discussed recent transformations in higher education: what global challenges the universities face and how to cope with these challenges.

The Book Market, Finance and Reasons for Self-Medication: What People are Studying at the Summer School on Institutional Analysis

In the Moscow Region, the ninth Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA) was held recently, bringing together 26 young researchers from Italy, Montenegro, the Philippines, Macedonia, Great Britain, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia. During the programme, they addressed problems concerning the economics of education, financial institutions, the public sector, and the theory of industrial markets.

New International Labs at HSE St. Petersburg to Study Economy of Health and Game Theory

On June 26, the HSE Academic Council approved the opening of two new international laboratories. Specifically, the St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management will gain a laboratory for the study of healthcare economics, management, and policy, as well as a laboratory for game theory and decision-making. The labs' academic supervisors will be renowned international scholars.

LIA and CInSt Hold Academic Celebration

On May 30, the HSE held a conference dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the International Research Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms (LIA) and the 5th anniversary of the Centre for Institutional Studies (CInSt). Maria Yudkevich, director of the LIA, spoke about how and why the laboratory and centre were established, the research they conduct and what guests experienced at the conference.

Let’s Monitor Together: HSE in the Foreign Press, Blogs and Social Media

HSE is starting a survey of articles and comments made by staff in the foreign press, in blogs and social media. The Office of Public Relations and Online Media will gather the data.

For the First Time, HSE Enters QS Top 100 Subject Rankings

HSE has entered the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 in the top 51-100 in Development Studies, and is the only Russian university in this category.

HSE Enters Second Stage of Project 5-100 a Leader

The Higher School of Economics is among the top four universities ranked by the Council on Enhancing the Competitiveness of Russia’s Leading Universities. HSE is the only university participating in the project to have kept its leading position in the ranking. The university’s Vice Rector, Maria Yudkevich, who also presented HSE’s Roadmap at the Council’s meeting in Tomsk, talks about how the university was able to achieve this and describes what HSE has set as its priorities in the next stage of the fight to enter the list of the world’s strongest universities.

Academic Inbreeding Is Particularly Widespread in Russia and Spain

In early 2015 Palgrave Macmillan will publish Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education based on the results of a joint project by the HSE Centre for Institutional Studies and the Centre for International Higher Education, Boston College. Their conclusions were published in brief in an article on the Times Higher Education website.

‘Golden HSE’ — An Opportunity to Show That We See and Appreciate Each Other’s Work

Applications continue to be accepted for the Golden HSE, the university’s main prize. We asked those who have either nominated candidates or who have received the award themselves about what it means for them personally and for the university.

Researching Higher Education in Russia Attracts Growing Number of Foreign Specialists

On October 16-18, the 5th International Conference of the Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers took place at the Higher School of Economics. The theme of this year's conference was 'Managing Differentiation in Rapidly Changing Higher Education Systems: Challenges and Opportunities.'


Is the number of minutes each participant of the 8th Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis had to present their research project.

RSSIA 2014: It's Best to Talk about Research in Seven Lines or Less

Between June 28 and July 4, the Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA 2014) took place near Moscow (RSSIA2014). Aside from the theoretical and practical aspects of institutional economics, also discussed were issues related to the development and presentation of academic research.

HSE International Advisory Committee’s 2014 Meeting

For the first time at HSE’s St. Petersburg campus, the annual meeting of HSE’s International Advisory Committee (IAC) took place on May 23-24. As is tradition, the discussion focused mainly on the HSE’s development as an international university.

Evgeny Yasin Reelected HSE Academic Supervisor, Alexander Shokhin – HSE President

At a meeting of HSE’s Academic Council on May 30, Evgeny Yasin was reelected as the university’s academic supervisor, and Alexander Shokhin — as HSE’s president.

Russia Pays Too Much Attention to Rankings

On March 13, 2014, the HSE Center for Institutional Studies held a seminar to discuss the role of the joint comparative studies being carried out by universities in various countries to measure national systems of higher education. Philip Altbach, Research Professor and Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, USA, took part. Later, in an interview for the HSE News Service, he shared his experiences conducting joint research with Russian universities.

New Research Trends in ‘Biology and Behaviour in a Political Economy’

On March 14, 2014, the HSE is running a workshop ‘Biology and Behaviour in a Political Economy’. John Nye, Academic Supervisor at the International Laboratory for Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms, HSE which is organising the workshop, spoke to the HSE English-language News Portal about working at the HSE in this research area.

International Higher Education Bulletin: Now in Russian

Starting this year, the HSE is publishing a Russian-language version of ‘International Higher Education’ – a quarterly published by Boston College, USA.

HSE Launches New International Laboratories

On February 28, 2014, the HSE Academic Council approved the creation of a number of new international laboratories at the university.

Russian Universities Must Become More Attractive to Foreign Lecturers

On January 31, 2014, at the HSE, the first meeting took place of university representatives participating in the global competitiveness programme 5/100. The group discussed the problems of recruiting lecturers from the international labour market.

What Country is the Best for Professors?

On October 23rd 2012, the latest in a series of regular seminars ‘Topical research and development in education’ took place at the HSE Institute for Educational Studies. Martin Finkelstein, Professor at Seton Hall University (USA), spoke on ‘How the national context influences professors’ academic achievements and careers: a comparative analysis’.

Heads of the World’s Leading Young Universities will Come Together at the HSE

From October 18th – 20th the annual Russian Association of Higher Education Researchers conference on ‘ The Birth and Rebirth of Universities’ will take place at the HSE. A seminar for heads of young international universities will take place as part of the conference.

HSE IAC: a Meeting in a New Context

On May 30th the third annual meeting of the Higher School of Economics International Advisory Committee (IAC) opened at the HSE.

‘Moving From Being a Consumer of Ideas to a Producer of Research’

For over a year now John Nye, professor of George Mason University (USA), has been heading the HSE International Laboratory of Institutional Analysis of Economic Reforms. During his most recent visit to Moscow, Professor Nye told the HSE reporter about how the laboratory’s work is organized and what staff it needs, as well as about its research and new courses, some of which will be launched in May.

Education as a Research Field

On October 28th and 29th the 2nd International Conference of Higher Education Researchers ‘Universities and State’ took place at the Higher School of Economics. The event was organized by the Russian Association for Tertiary Education Research with the support of the HSE.

‘Half a Dozen Years Ago We Were a Curiosity Here’

On September 26th a meeting between the administration of the Higher School of Economics and international lecturers and researchers took place at the HSE. The aim of the event was to discuss various organizational, legal and academic aspects of their work at the HSE.

International Laboratories as Part of the Development Strategy

In late 2010 – early 2011 international research laboratories which are jointly headed by prominent international researchers and leading experts of the university started their work at the Higher School of Economics. Maria Yudkevich, HSE Vice Rector, told us about the specifics of the research and educational work of the HSE international laboratories.