The National Research University Higher School of Economics is one of the leading and largest universities in Russia.

The university specializes in economics, social sciences, mathematics, computer science, media communications and design. It has more than twenty departments, with its main campus located in Moscow and three additional campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod and Perm.

In October 2009, then-State University HSE received the status of a National Research University​​​​​​​​​​​​​