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Strategic Academic Units



3 June 2019

HSE University among Leaders on RAEX and Interfax Rankings

HSE University has placed 5th in the annual ranking of the best Russian universities compiled by the RAEX agency (RAEX Analytics). The university also came in third in terms of demand for graduates.

24 May 2019

'You Need to Be Able to Quickly Maneuver between and Take on Different Projects'

Makar Stetsenko, an alumnus of the ‘Applied Mathematics and Information Science’ programme (2017), now works at Silicon Valley Insight developing digital products. In a special interview for HSE, he discussed T-shaped people, what it is like to work remotely in the tech sector and the benefits of participating in conferences and workshops.

14 May 2019

HSE Tops Expert Analytical Centre Rankings in 7 Subject Areas

HSE University has appeared in 10 subject areas and six subject categories of the Expert Analytical Centre ranking of university research productivity. Moreover, HSE ranked 1st in five areas and two sections.

The systemic HSE transformations, aiming to create the centers of excellence and to implement their best practices within the whole university, include three stages:

There are two types of Strategic Academic Units – international consortia and centers of excellence

 STRAU-2017 (PPTX, 244 Кб)

Economics and Management

Goal: To strengthen the leading positions of HSE as the preeminent scientific and educational center of excellence in economic sciences and management in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe; to gain global recognition in economics and econometrics.

Challenges for Social Development

Goal: To prepare students and researchers who are ready to provide solutions to the problems of global and national social development.

Mathematics, Computer Science, and Information Technology

Goal: To build an ongoing research cycle and educational trajectory “from fundamental mathematics via computer science to applications in information technologies and contemporary engineering” that will produce scholars, practitioners and researchers highly competitive at the national and international markets.

Integrated Humanities Schools ‘Humanus’

Goal: To achieve global recognition in the humanities for research conducted at HSE in the fields of philosophy, philology, history, linguistics, and cultural studies; to strengthen of the HSE’s leadership in those fields in Russian academia.

Foresight and Science, Technology and Innovation Studies

Goal: To create a world class center of excellence in the Russian Federation in the area of measurement, foresight and policy design in science, technology and innovation (STI).

Cognitive Neuroscience: from Computational Models to Neurotechnology

Goal: To establish a research and educational center of excellence that integrates cognitive neuroscience and information science in order to construct interdisciplinary models of human behavior and to implement these models in the cutting-edge neurotechnologies.

Education and Human Development in the Changing World

Goal: To build first in Russia and globally competitive academic Center of Excellence in the area of education and human development focused on interdisciplinary research.

Urban and Transportation Policy: Guiding Urban Transformation from Industrial to Digital Age

Goal: To create an internationally recognized hub of urban research and education focused on global market, including Russia and CIS. Strategic Academic Unit becomes one of the global centers for experimental research-based urbanism that re-formulates urban planning and governance for the digital age and helps urban governments across Russia and other countries to ensure smooth transformation of their urban planning and governance institutions.