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HSE — Saint Petersburg takes a leading position in quality of admissions

Higher School of Economic – Saint Petersburg took the 6th position in quality of budget-funded admission in the country in 2017 according to the data gathered in the 8th annual monitoring regarding quality students enrolled into Russian higher educational institutions based on the results of  Unified State Exam (USE) and Olympiads in 2017 – informs  International Information Agency ‘Rossiya Segodnya’.

HSE — Saint Petersburg takes a leading position in quality of admissions

The trend to improve quality of applicants has been traced for more than a year. There is a gain in one position if to compare with the 7th place held by HSE St Petersburg last year. 


Top-10 universities by quality of budget-funded admissions 

(over 300 budget students)

University

Average USE score (budget students), 2017

Change in average score comparatively to 2016

Number of budget students, 2017

Moscow State University of International Relations

95,6

0,2

454

Moscow Physics and Technology Institute

94,1

0,3

860

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

93,9

1,7

1948

Saint Petersburg State University

90,7

0,7

1927

ITMO University, Saint-Petersburg

90,3

3,4

1229

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Saint-Petersburg

88,8

1,7

475

Lomonosov Moscow State University

88,5

0,7

3727

National Research Nuclear University MEPhI

88,4

0,6

513

Moscow State Linguistic University

87,0

2,3

547

The Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation

86,9

1,1

600

The list of the best universities with best fee-paying applicants, same as last year is identical to the list of universities with best non-fee-paying applicants. HSE has taken the 5th position in this ranking (78 points, 805 applicants).

Yaroslav Kuzminov

HSE Rector

 
The enhancement of the quality of admission is determined by the improvement in the quality of education provided by the schools. This is firstly connected to the implementation of the May presidential decrees: there has been a definite improvement: in several regions teachers have entered the middle class, which was reflected in the quality of education. Moreover, there has been some intensive investment made into developing modern educational techniques. Russia has improved its positions in the international assessments of the quality of education. HSE has always been known for quite high student dropouts, however during the last three years this figure has dropped down to 8%. That means that the results of the applicants correspond to their actual knowledge.

Context
The study has been conducted since 2009 and includes more than 400 universities, accepting students based on based on comparable parameters (state exam and Olympiads). The study excludes creative universities and security forces educational institutions.