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Strategic Development Programme

  • Strategic Development Programme
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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

HSE Facts&Figures

[Strategic Academic Units]

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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.