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19 November 2019

HSE University’s Standing in the 2019 Global Rankings

Today’s publication of four international subject area rankings in the life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, and medical and health sciences by the Times Higher Education (THE) marks the end of this year’s rankings cycle, which includes the four major world rankings—THE, QS, ARWU, and U.S. News & World Report.

6 November 2019

HSE University Enters THE Top 100 in Economics and Appears in Law Ranking for the First Time

HSE took 94th place in the THE ranking in Business & Economics, outperforming all the other Russian universities in this subject. In addition, the university entered the ranking in Law for the first time (151+ cohort), becoming the only Russian university represented there.

26 October 2019

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.

16 October 2019

HSE Maintains Its Position in Two THE Subject Rankings

HSE University has once again placed in two subject rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings: Computer Science (in the top 400) and Engineering and Technology (in the 601-800 range).

HSE Development Programme is a strategy aimed to establish at HSE a leading world-class scientific and educational, analytical and consulting centre

Today HSE is implementing several development programmes: the main development strategy up to 2020 and a series of development programmes aimed at specific target

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Development Strategy

HSE Development Strategy up to 2020
– prepared on the basis of Russian Government Order No. 1177-r of August 12, 2008, with the aim to ensure the competitiveness of HSE ‘in relation to the leading international educational and research centres of a socio-economic profile’

The strategy covers all activities of the university: education, research, personnel policies, infrastructure development, the dissemination of best practices and knowledge in the field of socio-economic sciences

HSE Development Programmes


Russian Academic Excellence Project

HSE was among the winners of an open competition as part of the implementation of Russian Presidential Decree No. 599 of May 7, 2012 to ensure that at least five Russian universities rank among the top one hundred of the world's leading universities




Development Programme as a National Research University

prepared as part of a development programme contest of leading universities as national research universities of Russia’s Ministry of Education and Science




Programme of Innovative Infrastructure Development

was among winners of an open competition of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science for state support of development of universities' innovative infrastructure



More information on HSE rankings

HSE has been cooperating with international ranking agencies since 2009.

Since 2010, HSE has participated in QS ranking;

In 2010-2011, HSE participated in the pilot stage of U-Map project and U-Multirank ranking;

Since 2013, HSE participated in Times Higher Education World University Rankings;

In 2013, HSE entered the first group of universities participating in U-Multirank institutional ranking;

Since 2013, HSE has participated in QS-BRICS ranking;

Since 2014, HSE has participated in QS-Emerging Europe and Central Asia and THE-BRICS&Emerging Economies rankings;

Since 2015, HSE has entered QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top 100 – Development Studies, Top 200 – Economics & Economics, Sociology, Philosophy

The university staff regularly takes part in expert events on the methods of ranking. In addition to that, they have organized several seminars on the methods of university ranking. Prof. Nian Cai Liu, head of ARWU ranking, Simon Marginson, Professor at the University of Melbourne, and representatives of QS agency participated in these seminars. In December 2014, HSE hosted a summit of BRICS universities, where the results of THE-BRICS&Emerging Economies ranking were announced.

HSE has set itself the ambitious task of entering the top 100 global universities by 2020.