HSE University is pleased to welcome participants to the Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit. For the first time in its history, the summit is being held in Russia and we are proud to have the honour of hosting the 2021 summit.
The key theme for this year’s summit is “local impact, global influence”. Over the course of several days, all summit participants will search for optimal ways in which young universities can make an impact on people’s lives and the environment, both at the local and global levels.
Collaboration and cooperation in a global world is one of our top priorities when it comes to the development of our university. As HSE University’s mission statement says: “We recognise ourselves as a member of the international academic community, and we consider international partnerships and cooperation among global universities to be key elements of our progress.”
In the Russian higher education system, where there are many institutions with centuries-long histories, HSE University is one of the youngest universities. However, since its inception less than 30 years ago, HSE University has become one of the leading institutions of higher learning not only in Russia but in the world, offering a full range of educational programmes spanning from secondary school studies to postgraduate and MBA degrees. We have also succeeded in taking top positions in global rankings. The university has grown from its first cohort of 150 students to a community of more than 40,000 learners.
We hope that this summit will contribute to the further improvement of education, the introduction of new technologies and increased accessibility of higher education to everyone around the world.
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 Commonwealth of Independent States and Eastern Europe. It was established in 1992 and, in just over two decades, it has grown from a specialist institution focused on social and economic sciences to a comprehensive university based on multidisciplinary research, international cooperation and digital education. Now a dynamic university with campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. It offers high-quality education at all levels, from a lyceum for school students to postgraduate and MBA programmes. 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 in creative disciplines. HSE is the only university in Russia that is ranked in the top 100 of the THE Young University Rankings.
HSE was one of the first universities in Russia to develop digital instruments for use in education. Today, it is ranked 5th in the world by the number of courses on the global online-platform Coursera.
Our faculty, researchers and students represent more than 100 countries and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. The scientific institutes, centres and laboratories at HSE University are headed by leading Russian and globally renowned experts, who engage in basic and applied research on key issues important to Russia’s federal and regional governments, local business and major global companies. Moreover, HSE is a leading centre for expert analysis and plays an active role in developing legislation, state programmes, and strategies for federal and regional implementation.
Since 2013, HSE has been a member of the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.