About the University

HSE University


About HSE University

National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is one of the largest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in Russia, as well as in the CIS and Eastern Europe.

HSE University was established in 1992, and in just over two decades it has grown from a specialized institution focused on social and economic sciences to a comprehensive university engaged in multidisciplinary research, international cooperation and digital education. A dynamic university with more than 40,000 students on four campuses in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices.

HSE University is ranked #1 on Forbes' "Universities for the Future Elite: 100 Best Russian Universities According to Forbes – 2020" ranking. Additionally, HSE University has made the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject in 23 broad and specific subject areas. HSE now ranks 19th in 38 subject rankings in which Russian universities are represented, as well as in four out of five broad subject areas. HSE has entered the list of the world’s top 100 universities in five subjects, including History and Social Policy & Administration, where it has ranked for the first time.

The university offers high quality education at all levels – from a lyceum for school students to post-graduate and MBA programs. Students can pursue training in a wide range of fields, including the social sciences, economics, humanities, law, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology, as well as the creative disciplines. HSE University has more than 350 international partners from 63 countries with opportunities for students to study in double degree or exchange programs.

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