HSE University is Consistently in the Top-5 of the Best Russian Universities according to the Shanghai Ranking
HSE University has improved its positions in the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) thanks to continued improvement in several indicators. For the second year in a row, HSE has ranked 4th or 5th among Russian universities, while globally, it has improved its rank to now being in the 601–700 group.
Previously, HSE University was the best Russian university according to the number of subjects ranked in ARWU. The university has improved its presence on the list from eight to ten subjects compared to last year. In Mathematics, HSE University has remained first among Russian universities, and is ranked in the 51–75 group globally. For the first time, HSE University has entered the ranking in Biological Sciences in the 301–400 group and Human Biological Sciences in the 401–500 group.
The ARWU ranking evaluates universities using such indicators as the number of publications in Nature, Science, Science Citation Index Expanded, and Social Sciences Citation Index by Web of Science and the number of Nobel Prize and Fields Medal winners among university staff and alumni, as well as highly-cited researchers. The Shanghai Ranking has been published since 2003 and includes 1000 universities. Universities from China and the U.S. are represented most often on the list.