Higher School of Economics (HSE; Russian: «Высшая школа экономики», НИУ ВШЭ), official full name National Research University Higher School of Economics (Russian: Национальный исследовательский университет «Высшая школа экономики») is a state university in Russia.
One of Russia's youngest, largest and leading universities, as of 2019 it was ranked 3rd in Russia in the Times Higher Education World University Ranking, 8th in the QS World University Ranking and 10th in the ARWU. It was also the only Russian university established after 1991 to make it into either of these rankings.
Originally established in 1992 to support Russia's transition to market economy and specialising in economics and social science, the university has since expanded its curricula to include other disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, physics, biology, media communications, and design, among others. HSE's main campus is located in Moscow, with 3 additional subsidiary campuses being located in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm.
It has been one of Russia's National Research Universities [ru; de; tt; uk] - a grouping similar to China's C9 League and America's Ivy League – since the establishment of the alliance in 2009, and is a member of the Project 5-100 since its creation in 2012.more » « less