Since its founding in 1992, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE University) has developed from an economics institute into a multidisciplinary and diverse university. The idea for the creation of HSE University first appeared at the turn of the 1990s, when it became clear that the current system of economics education did not adequately address the new political and economic realities in Russia.
From its very first days, HSE University sought to provide a combination of tough training with lively discussion and innovative solutions to the most pressing problems in the Russian economy.
Now HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. We are ranked among top 100 institutions worldwide in Politics & International Studies, Sociology, Economics & Econometrics in the QS – World University Rankings by Subject. Moreover, HSE University for two years in a row took 1st place in the rating of the 100 best Russian universities by Forbes and 57th in the ranking of the 150 best young universities in the world by Times Higher Education. There is no doubt that HSE University is an international university! Here you can expand your contacts and meet students and staff from around the world.
HSE University created. We celebrate HSE's birthday on November 27
Status of the National Research University conferred
International scientific laboratories start working
Transitioning to a digital and project university model
Our rector is Nikita Anisimov.
Our academic supervisor is Yaroslav Kuzminov.
The motto of the university, which every HSE University student knows: non scholae sed vitae discimus, which in Latin means ‘We do not learn for school, but for life’.
Over the 28 years of its existence, HSE University has opened its campuses in Nizhny Novgorod, Perm and Saint Petersburg. The Moscow campus is the largest with more than 30,000 students.
Faces of HSE University
Academic Supervisor of HSE University
Honorary Academic Supervisor of HSE University
President of HSE University
Chairman of the HSE Board of Trustees
Chairman of the Supervisory Council