MOSCOW, July 12. /TASS/. The policy of increasing the number of scientific publications in English helped the national research University “Higher school of Economics” (HSE) to enter the top 50 ranking of young universities by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Such opinion on Wednesday expressed TASS HSE academic supervisor Evgeny Yasin.

According to the results of the rating of the British company Quacquarelli Symonds called the 2018 QS Top 50 Under 50, “Higher school of Economics” ranked 48th. The ranking covers 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.

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“Now we have specially designed course under the guidance of our rector, our school has taken a place abroad, within the borders that it is determined to promote universities . And we are very hard working on it, to ensure that our people not only wrote and published here, and that they wrote in English and published abroad. So it was – see the result of the fact that this is an ongoing process,” said Yasin. According to him, such promotion at other universities is small, and the Higher school of Economics also tries to “raise”.

In a press-service of the University added that, though the rating is “young”, his stats are the same as in “adult”. “At least half of the score in the ranking is an indicator of the reputation”, – stressed in the University, noting that “universities compared logically in the same age category.”

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). followed by 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).

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%).