The Higher School of Economics was founded on November 27th, 1992, by an Ordinance of the RF Government.
In October 2009 the Higher School of Economics received the status of a National Research University.
On December 23rd, 2010, the University received the status of an autonomous educational institution (Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation #1109 'On the creation of a federal state autonomous educational institution of higher professional education "National Research University - Higher School of Economics"').
As per October 1st, 2010, over 16 000 students are studying at the HSE. 11375 undergraduate, 2659 master's, and 587 doctoral students are studying at the HSE in Moscow.
The HSE has 3 regional branches: St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm.
The HSE faculty includes 1500 professors and researchers, among them almost 700 specialists invited as part-timers from the areas of business, research institutes, and state bodies. 345 Doctors of Science and 909 Candidates of Science work at the HSE. Over 1800 administrative workers are employed at the HSE.
The system of education at the HSE ensures the competitiveness of Russian education in its most urgently needed and, at the same time, weakest sphere - economics and social sciences. The School was the first in Russia to adopt the commonly accepted world-wide "4+2" practice: four years of undergraduate study and two years for Master's courses.
There are 20 faculties and schools at the HSE:
◦Faculty of Economics
◦School of Statistics, Data Analysis and Demography
◦Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs
◦Faculty of Business Informatics
◦School of Software Engineering
◦School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics
◦Faculty of Management
◦School of Logistics
◦Faculty of Public Administration
◦Faculty of Applied Political Science (including specialization in Advertising)
◦School of Business and Political Journalism
◦Faculty of Law
◦Faculty of Sociology
◦Faculty of Psychology
◦Faculty of Philosophy
◦School of Cultural Studies
◦School of Oriental Studies
◦Faculty of Mathematics
◦Faculty of History
◦International College of Economics and Finance
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