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National Research University Higher School of Economics
English Name: National Research University Higher School of Economics
Region: Eastern Europe
Country/Region: Russia
Found Year: 1992
Address: 20 Myasnitskaya Street
Website: http://

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 the CIS and Eastern Europe. It was established in 1992, and in just over two decades it has grown from a specialized 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 four campuses in Moscow, Saint-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 post-graduate and MBA programmes.

HSE was one of the first universities in Russia to develop digital instruments for use in education. Today, HSE is ranked 5th in the world by the number of courses on the global online-platform Coursera.


HSE University operates more than 100 academic and scientific institutes and research centres, 39 international laboratories, as well as 44 study and research laboratories. The HSE’s institutes and laboratories are overseen by world-renowned scholars, including Nobel laureate Eric Maskin; Ronald Inglehart, author and director of the World Values Survey; Jacques-François Thisse, one of the world’s most well-known and frequently cited researchers in the field of spatial economics; the Fields medal laureate Andrey Okunkov, and Fedor Bogomolov, a distinguished specialist in the field of algebraic and arithmetic geometry; and others. 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.

The National Research University offers over 350 degree in more than 40 fields of study as well as over 30 business educational programmes (MBA, DBA, EMBA, etc.); and more than 600 continuing educational programmes.

Today, around 40,000 students are enrolled at the university, of whom 3,400 come from outside Russia. About 4,000 research staff and teachers work at the HSE University; over 350 of these have PhD degree awarded by the best universities of Europe, Asia and North America.

HSE University maintains partnerships with more than 360 universities and research organizations from 63 countries. The HSE’s international partnerships include 57 double degree programmes with 39 foreign universities; exchanges of students, teachers and researchers; agreements on joint research in various fields; and internships for staff members and students alike. A UNESCO Chair has been established as part of the HSE’s partnership with UNESCO on Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights.

Students Profile


Total Enrollment: 39 272
           International Students:  3 406
Undergraduate students: 30 334
           International Students:  2 352
Graduate Enrollment:   8 938
           International Students: 1 054




Undergraduate programmes in English (no prior Russian language knowledge is needed):


·           Russian Studies

·           Communication Design

·           Environmental Design

·           International Business and Management Studies

·           Political Science and World Politics

·           Sociology and Social Informatics


Parallel and Double Degree Programmes with the University of London:

·           Economics

·           International Relations

·           Management and Digital Innovation

·           Data Science and Business Analytics


Double Degree Programme with Kyung Hee University:

·           Economics and Politics in Asia


Graduate programmes in English (no prior Russian language knowledge is needed):



·           Big Data Systems

·           Statistical Learning Theory

·           System and Software Engineering

·           Data Science



·           Financial Analyst (CFA Institute University Affiliation Program)

·           Financial Economics

·           Strategic Corporate Finance

·           Finance



·           Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

·           Mathematics



·           Russian Studies

·           Applied Social Psychology

·           Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

·           Comparative Social Research

·           Political Analysis and Public Policy

·           Politics. Economics. Philosophy

·            Population and Development



·           Law in International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration



·           International News Production



·           Prototyping Future Cities



·           International Relations in Eurasia

·           Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

·           Comparative Politics of Eurasia

·           Business and Politics in Modern Asia



·           Linguistic Theory and Language Description

·           Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»



·           International Business

·           Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation

·           Management and Analytics for Business

·           Global Business





·           International Preparatory Year

·           Russian Language Training

·           Doing Business in Russia

·           Exchange Studies

·           Math in Moscow

·           Semester in Moscow

·           Summer and Winter Schools

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