Talking about changes
The latest results of the QS World University Rankings by Subject demonstrate that Russian universities are continuing to make great strides in international rankings. Among the Russian universities that made the rankings, HSE tops the list with 16 specific subjects and 3 broad subject areas entering the rankings. Compared to last year, HSE has improved its performance in almost all subjects.
What is the right time to explore a foreign country, immerse yourself in a new culture and gain new experience? 'Always. It is always the right time,' says Daria Zima, Coordinator of Academic Mobility Programmes at HSE University – St Petersburg. As the next call for application for student exchange programmes is approaching, she answers the most burning questions students often have.
HSE University – St Petersburg undertakes admissions to 12 undergraduate programmes and 17 graduate programmes. The annual tuition fees start from 270,000 rubles ($4,040) and 230,000 rubles ($3,440), respectively.
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. Perhaps that is why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, prepared by the QS ranking agency, is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities are steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37 place, improving its result on last year.
The Higher School of Economics has been ranked second following Lomonosov Moscow State University in ‘Economics and Management’ category. In ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ HSE came fourth, while in ‘Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ the university is in the 8th place, having moved up from the 9th place last year.
HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.
HSE University St. Petersburg is fourth in a ranking of St. Petersburg universities which train the most promising students. This ranking, which was timed to coincide with the new academic year, has been compiled by the Future Leaders Foundation.