The Times Higher Education (THE) has published its sixth annual rating of young universities: THE Young University Rankings. For the first time, a Russian school features in the top 100, with Moscow's Higher School of Economics (HSE) ranking 96th.

More than 200 universities from 48 countries entered the contest, run by the prestigious British weekly higher education magazine. Only one school from Russia reached the top 100. In the category of universities younger than 30 years old, HSE even reached the top 50.

The Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Lausanne took the first place in the ranking for the second year in a row. Hong Kong's University of Science and Technology was second and Nanyang University of Technology in Singapore came third.

"Making the top 100 is a reflection on the talents and merits of all the staff at HSE, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year," Yevgeny Yasin, scientific director at HSE said. "From modest beginnings as a small university founded by a group of enthusiasts, HSE has grown into a world-class university and received public and scientific recognition not only in Russia but abroad as well.”

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