HSE University (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

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 from a small graduate school specialising in economics into a renowned research university with a variety of academic fields, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and partnerships. Now a dynamic university with four campuses in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm, HSE has over 47,000 enrolled students, including over 5,000 international students, and 7,000 academic staff representing over 100 countries. The University is home to over 140 research institutes and centers and 46 international labs. HSE is a leader in combining Russian educational traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. It offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of fields. As of 2020/2021, HSE offers 86 undergraduate programmes in 37 areas of study (8 of which are English-taught), 185 master’s programmes in 36 areas of study (44 of which are English-taught), and 62 doctoral programmes in 18 areas of study.

HSE University is ranked among the top 100 institutions worldwide in Politics & International Studies, Sociology, Economics & Econometrics, History, and Social Policy & Administration in the QS – World University Rankings by Subject, and it is among top-performing participants of the ‘5-100’ Russian Academic Excellence Project.

HSE cooperates with over 400 universities world-wide through bi- and multilateral projects, the European Commission and other schemes, as well as international associations and network memberships.

The HSE development strategy for 2030 aims to establish a leading world-class centre for research, education, analysis, and consulting at HSE.

Facts and figures

Web http://www.hse.ru/en/
Year Established 1992
Total Number of Staff 7957
Number of Academic Staff 2724
Number of Students 47500
Focus Areas

Priority Interdisciplinary Areas (Programme of HSE Strategic development up to 2030 - https://www.hse.ru/en/prog2030/#subject):

Web link for international students https://admissions.hse.ru/en/; https://istudents.hse.ru/en/
Fields of Study Offered Education science
Arts (broad programmes)
Design
Humanities (broad programmes)
Social and behavioural science (broad programmes)
Journalism and information (broad programmes)
Business and administration (broad programmes)
Law (broad programmes)
Life science (broad programmes)
Physical science (broad programmes)
Mathematics and statistics (broad programmes)
Computing (broad programmes)
Engineering and engineering trades (broad programmes)
Architecture and town planning