National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE) is an internationally ranked research university that carries out its mission through research-led academic, project, expert and socio-cultural activities based on international academic standards. It is the leader in Russian education in the field of economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. HSE was established in 1992 and has rapidly grown into a renowned research university, setting itself apart with its international presence and cooperation. HSE stands within the world's Top 100 best universities in a number of subject fields and was included in the Top 100 Young Universities ranking in 2017. 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.
HSE - St. Petersburg was established as a branch campus of the University in 1998. It has been ranked #3 in Russia and #3 in St. Petersburg among Social Sciences and Economics universities based on incoming examination rankings (Russian Unified State Examination Ranking 2016). The Master in Finance and Bachelor in Economics were accredited by ACCA and the campus has a long-term strategy regarding international accreditation. HSE - St. Petersburg stands among the Top 10% of Economic institutions worldwide and in the Top 3 Economic institutions in Russia, according to RePEc.