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Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.
Not for the school but for life we study.
Every day, HSE contributes to St. Petersburg resembling a truly modern university city. HSE St. Petersburg is one of the leading universities when measured by the quality of the students it enrols, the quality of research, and, I think, is the undisputed leader in the field of social sciences and humanities in Russia’s northwest
The Higher School of Economics is an internationally ranked research university that carries out its mission through research-led academic, project, expert and socio-cultural activities based on international academic standards. We perceive ourselves as a part of the global academic community and believe that international partnership and engagement in global university cooperation are the key elements of our progress. As a Russian university, we work for the welfare of Russia and its citizens.
HSE stands within Top 100 world's best universities in a number of subject fields.
Established in 1998. In 2018 the campus will celebrate its 20th anniversary.
HSE - Saint Petersburg is a globally oriented university and Russia's market leader in teaching and research in the fields of economics, social science and humanities. The campus ranks #3 in Russia and #3 in St. Petersburg among Social Sciences and Economics universities on the freshmen quality (Russian Unified State Examination Ranking 2016). 79% of our students have IELTS score above 6.
HSE - Saint Petersburg stands among Top 10% Economic institutions worldwide and in Top 3 Economic institutions in Russian according to RePEc.
Our key features are:
HSE St. Petersburg is home to more than 4200 students, including almost 6% international students from 35+ countries, and around 100 research fellows, many of them holding Master and PhD degrees from the top universities from around the world. Our faculty members publish in top Russian and international academic journals and have diverse experience in consulting for Russian and international market-leading companies as well as for Russian state agencies. The list of our international partners include top-ranked universities around the world.
HSE St. Petersburg runs 15 research centres and laboratories, including 4 international flagship research centres led by world-renowned researchers, as well as 8 standalone research groups where faculty and students jointly carry out research projects.
Facts and figures – Autumn 2016:
HSE St. Petersburg rankings among Russian universities:
#2 in St. Petersburg for freshmen quality (the Russian Unified State Examination Ranking 2016)
#3 in Russia among Social Sciences and Economics universities
#2 in Russia in Asian and African Studies
#2 in Russia in Language and Literature Studies
#4 in Russia in Management
#5 in Russia in Sociology
#6 in Russia in Public Administration
#6 in Russia in History
#6 in Russia in Political Science
Our educational model is based on four features:
Internationalization of our degree programmes:
This modern structure of our campus reflects the sense of most recent reforms in the Russian Higher Education which endeavor to create knowledge clusters that embrace and combine education, research, professional training and beyond in a wide subject field.
Since 2014, HSE St. Petersburg is comprised of 3 schools.
Most recent development:
For 2017 intake, along with Russian-taught programmes we offer 3 international Bachelor's degree programmes with a 100% English tuition track - Bachelor in International Management, Bachelor in Political Science and World Politics and Bachelor in Sociology and Social Informatics are now open to international students without knowledge of Russian language. endeavor to transfor the traditional Bachelor in Sociology into a innovative Bachelor in Sociology and Social Informatices, and the traditional Bachelor in Political Science into a modern Bachelor in Political Science and World Politics to create added value for our future graduates by widening the subject scope, updating the methodology and switching to delivering up to 80% of courses in English within these programmes.
At undergraduate level, HSE St. Petersburg offers 10 programmes leading to a state-accredited Bachelor degree:
In 2016, we enrolled 500+ first-year students to state-funded places with an average score of the Russian Unified State Examination above 83.
Key features of undergraduate studies at HSE St. Petersburg:
Most recent development:
Staring from September 2016, our ACCA-accredited Master in Finance programme is taught completely in English and becomes a track within the renowed IMESS consortium led by UCL.
In 2016, HSE St. Petersburg launched 2 new graduate programmes: Master in Big Data Analysis for Business, Economics and Society and Master in.
In 2017 we will launch the new Master in State, Society and Economic Development of Modern Asia programme and transform the Master in Comparative Politics in Eurasia to 100% English tuition.
At graduate level, HSE St. Petersburg currently offers 13 programmes leading to state-accredited Master degree:
Graduate studies at HSE St. Petersburg are about:
Postgraduate (Doctoral) studies at HSE St. Petersburg key features:
The best-prepared postgraduate students are selected for the Full-time Advanced Postgraduate Programme at HSE.
Our key International Partners around the world:
HSE St. Petersburg Institute of Excetutive Training offers a great range of corporate and executive programmes.
Business education at HSE St. Petersburg embraces:
A degree from the Higher School of Economics is a warrant of highest empoyability and rapid career both on domestic and international markets.
Based on recent alumni survey
Research and innovation at HSE St. Petersburg are closely related to our degree programmes and are carried out within 4 interdisciplinary areas of excellence.
City, Space and International Development
Diversity and Comparative Social and Cultural Research
Digital Social Sciences and Humanities
Sustainable Business Development in a Global Economy
HSE St. Petersburg is a centre of excellence for the implementation of applied research that has been commissioned by state agencies and local governments in Russia’s Northwestern Federal District, primarily St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, as well as large and medium-sized companies with headquarters in the Northwestern Federal District, in the following segments:
Research by the Centre for Applied Research and Development is carried out in close collaboration with leading Russian and international experts, as well as with representatives of academia, business and government. This research is intended to provide analytical and expert support for economic policy implemented in the regions of the Northwestern Federal District and beyond.