The National Research University 'School of Advanced Studies in Economics' (EHESE) in Moscow was founded in 1992 on the initiative of Russian economists.
A state university since 2001, initially under the supervision of the Ministry of Economic Development, it has been a higher education and research establishment directly attached to the government of the Russian Federation since 2008. Its current status as a national research university of Russia was conferred in 2009, following an inter-university competition.
It is known internationally as the Higher School of Economics (HSE).
In addition to Moscow, the school has three subsidiary campuses: in St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm.
Regularly ranked in the Top 100 of the world's best universities by the QS World University Rankings, it is the second most reputed4 in Russia.