HSE Enters Top 20 Best Universities in QS EECA Ranking
This year HSE University rose six positions to take 17th place in the QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia University Ranking (QS EECA).
The ranking includes 105 Russian universities, 14 of which place in the ranking’s top 50. Of all the countries represented in the ranking, Russia has the largest presence and has improved its overall position since last year.
HSE improved its position in almost all categories, as well as in the QS institutional ranking. HSE’s highest rankings are in categories such as ‘web impact’ (i.e., the extent of its online presence) and ‘international research network’, which are not taken into account in the main QS ranking.
The QS EECA ranking has been published since 2014, when it included 100 universities. This year the list has expanded to 353 universities. The ranking evaluates universities with regard to 10 indicators: academic reputation over the past 5 years (30%); reputation among employers over the past 5 years (20%); the number of published articles in Scopus per employee (10%); the number of citations per one published article (5%); international research network (10%); web impact (5%); faculty/student ratio (10%); the proportion of staff who hold a PhD (5%); the proportion of international students (2.5%); and the proportion of international faculty (2.5%).