Higher School of Economics
The Host Organization of the first International Economics Olympiad 2018 is National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE).
Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, the Higher School of Economics is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.
Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the groundbreaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.
Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.
Since 2013, HSE has been a member of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.
The Higher School of Economics has over 300 international partners with international universities and research organizations, and is participating in several international comparative studies. The HSE is moving to developing strategic partnerships with the goal to have strategic university alliances in each region across the globe. HSE faculties and academic groups engage foreign partners to enhance the teaching, learning outcomes, and research profiles of the partners involved. The HSE supports student and academic mobility, internships, joint research, international conferences, seminars, and summer schools.
An international advisory committee was created to attract faculty, staff, and experts from the global labour market; promote the University’s achievements in the global community; and develop cooperation with the world’s leading educational and research centres. By attracting genuine talent, irrespective of the country of origin, we ensure the quality of our teaching and research. Every year, an increasing number of international students come to the HSE from more than 50 countries. English-taught degree programmes are an integral part of the HSE’s high-quality curriculum.