World-Class Russian Education!

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market.




National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University)

Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus 

Year of foundation: 1992

Location: Moscow

Total students: 40,000+ / International students: 1,700

Faculties: 20 / Departments: 50

Faculty: 3,700

Rector: Yaroslav Kouzminov


HSE  is consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, which makes it one of the pre-eminent economics and social sci¬ences universities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

HSE is a young dynamic university which has grown rapidly over the past 25 years to include campuses in four cities where Russian academic traditions are com¬bined with the best international teaching and research practices.

HSE operates more than 100 research institutes and centers, as well as more than 30 international laboratories led by foreign scholars, including the Nobel laureate Eric Maskin and the Fields medal laureate Andrey Okunkov.


Priority areas:

  • Communications, Media & Design
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Management
  • Mathematics
  • Social Sciences
  • Urban Studies
  • World Economy and International Affairs


National Research University – Higher School of Economics unites 31 research institutes, 97 research centres, 32 international laboratories, and 15 ongoing monitoring studies.

International collaboration and partnerships

  • Over 340 partnership agreements with international universities and organisations
  • Over 120 student exchange programmes
  • 40 double degree programmes with major foreign universities
  • 21 English-language Master's Degree programmes jointly with leading foreign universities

Major foreign partner universities:

  • Erasmus University (The Netherlands)
  • Higher School of Commerce (Europe)
  • Kyoto University (Japan)
  • London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK)
  • Bologna University (Italy)
  • Fudan University (China)
  • Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany)
  • Indiana University at Bloomington (USA)
  • Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (France)

Distinguished alumni

  • Anton Inyutzyn, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy
  • Maksim Oreshkin, Russian Minister for Economic Development
  • Oleg Fomichev, Secretary of State, Russian Deputy Minister of Economic Development
  • Aleksandr Maslennikov, Head of Department for Development of Economic Sectors of the Russian Ministry of Economic Development
  • Konstantin Noskov, Head of Analytical Centre for the Russian Government
  • Maksim Yakovenko, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring
  • Dmitry Pegov, Head of the passenger traffic department at the Russian Railways company
  • Andrey Vorobyov, Governor of Moscow Region
  • Leonid Neganov, Minister of Energy of Moscow Region
  • Leonid Morozov, Head of the Ministry of Economic Development of Perm Territory
  • Ilya Azar, journalist
  • German Klimenko, Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation
  • Anastasia Volochkova, ballet dancer
  • Roman Dobrokhotov, political activist

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