HSE University

4.1 out of 5 (67 ratings / 64 reviews) Moscow, Russia
We jokely say that HSE is Higher School of Everything! Computer Science and Engineering, Law, Arts and Design, Physics, Psychology, World Economy and International Affairs, Integrated Communications and Media, Political Science and Area Studies, Humanities, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Urban Studies, and many more - that's what you can find at this top-ranked university!

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)



Since its founding in 1992, HSE University has developed from an economics institute into a comprehensive university. Based in Moscow, with branches in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE University continues to grow. Among Russian universities, HSE University is a leader in economics, management, sociology, computer science, public policy, and political science.


Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, HSE University is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE University sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.



  • Centre for Language and Brain
  • Centre for Medieval Studies
  • Corporate Finance Center
  • Financial Engineering & Risk Management Lab
  • Internet Studies Lab
  • Laboratory for Cognitive Research

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University Ranking

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Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I loved studying at Hse however now I feel like I still don’t know what kind of job to get

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Definitely better than the majority of Russian universities. I took some really interesting classes and had the chance to meet great people among both faculty and peers. Great experience overall, but not without its disadvantages.

Research focus - HSE
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Research focus is great in the university, but I believe due to pandemic the learning process has been effected.


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