National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE)

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics 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.

Top reasons to study here

  • Researchers, and students represent over 50 countries
  • Dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards
  • Newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE University’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

Since its founding in 1992, National Research University – Higher School of Economics 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.

Education

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.

Research

Laboratories

  • 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

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
251 50
2019
301 50
2018
351
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
322 21
2019
343 39
2018
382
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
574 79
2019
653 61
2018
714
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
901
2018
901
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.

Student Reviews

HSE graduated
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, among Russian higher institutions HSE occupies one of the leading positions and this is reasonable. It provides high-level academic education. However, my programme was more oriented at theory, with a shortage of practical experience provided, which is a drawback.

problematic
Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

it is not a good school for international students, no one cares about international students after they convince them to join their program.

MIB at HSE
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

To begin with the quality of education: the professors have academic and industrial knowledge. Most of the classes are address by the professionals from the industry. I still have a year to finish here, but for the last one year, the education and industrial experiences have exceeded my expectations. The cost of living in the Moscow is low compared to the other European...

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