Higher school of Economics

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LONDON, July 12. /Offset. TASS Ilya Dmitriev/. Russian Higher school of Economics (HSE) has improved its position in the rankings by British company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) under the name the 2018 QS Top 50 Under 50, which addresses only the universities founded in the last 50 years. This is stated in published study.

Established in 1992 in Moscow, national research University “Higher school of Economics” ranked 48th in the rankings. It includes the top 100 young universities in the world. Last year the HSE was in the group of universities that divided the seats from 51 to 60 .

The only University of Russia

“The HSE is one of the most ambitious Russian universities and, of course, his movement up the rankings of the best universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018), as well as other ratings proves that he is on the right track”, commented the result of the correspondent of TASS, the regional Director of QS for Eastern Europe and Central Asia Zoya Zaitseva. In the above-mentioned global ranking QS, which includes 965 of the world’s best universities, it was published in early June, the HSE took the 382-th line, up from 29 positions in comparison with the previous year.

“The HSE has been and remains the only University representing Russia in this rating. In 2015, he was in a band 81-90, in 2016 – already 51-60, and now managed to enter the top 50,” – said Zaitsev, talking about the progress of the University. “Interestingly, only one University in the post-Soviet space is above the HSE is of the Eurasian national University named after Gumilev Astana, 336 took place in the ranking of the best universities in the world and 35 in the current study. While maintaining the existing speakers in a year or two it is possible that these universities will be swapped” – the expert believes.

As for the leaders of the rating of The 2018 QS Top 50 Under 50, the first six lines of the list are universities from Asia. In first place is Singapore’s Nanyang technological University, followed by the Hong Kong University of science and technology and Korean Institute of advanced technology (South Korea). The remaining places in the top ten as follows: City University of Hong Kong, South Korean Poganski University of science and technology, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Finnish graduate school of arts, design and architecture Aalto University, University of technology Sydney (Australia), French Research Institute CentraleSuplec, Universidad autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

Research methodology

Ratings for the 2018 QS Top 50 Under 50 has been published since 2012. The position of universities are determined using the same methodology as the ranking of the best universities in the world published by QS in 2004. Educational institutions are assessed by six criteria, among them – academic reputation (40% of the total score), the ratio of teaching staff to number of students (20%), citation index (20%), reputation among employers (10%), the share of foreign students (5%) and the share of foreign lecturers (5%).