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Times Higher Education ranks HEC Paris among the world’s top research institutions for social sciences

31 October 2013

HEC Paris has been ranked #10 in Europe and #50 worldwide in the ‘Social Science’ category of the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Only two French institutions feature in this category, which mostly measures research impact: HEC Paris and Sciences Po (#33 in Europe and #98 worldwide).

This result is all the more outstanding as HEC Paris can only present results in Management Sciences, while the other institutions of this ranking have a much wider portfolio in Social Sciences.

Research has always been at the heart of the HEC Paris’ Mission and Strategy. In a context of global competition, research is a key factor in building the credibility of a business school. Academic reputation is indeed largely determined by the quality of the knowledge developed by faculty. The Business schools with the best reputations attract the finest minds, thus creating a combination of both the best students and the best faculty. In this global battle to attract the best talent, HEC has earned an established position which is evident in international rankings. In January 2013, the Financial Times ranked HEC research in management #5 in Europe.

These results have been made possible through the significant investments HEC has made with the support of the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the HEC Foundation, as well as a continuous effort to recruit researchers from the best universities.

Take a glimpse of our professors’ research with ‘HEC Ideas’, an innovative video production which aims to bring the work of research professors to life in the form of animation movies, in order to make research concepts accessible to all.


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Leyla Douci-Habane
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douci@hec.fr


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