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The New Economic School (NES) is a unique higher education and research institute that was established in 1992, to follow the best international practices in research and education in economics and finance. The quality of education at NES relies on strong faculty of Russian and foreign professors with PhDs in Economics and Finance from the world’s leading universities such as Harvard, UC Berkley, Columbia, MIT, etc.

Our School is a community of inspiring individuals, whose aim is to succeed academically, socially and personally. Our goal is to provide excellent economic and financial education in Russia and raise future world-changers in economics.

NES is a renowned Russian university with world-class research. NES faculty work at the cutting edge of economics and publish materials in the leading international scientific journals.

NES graduates are highly valued both in the private sector and in academia, not in Russia only but also across the world. Every year, many of our students get admissions to the world's best PhD programs, such as of Harvard, Stanford, UC Berkeley University of Chicago, etc.

The main scope of NES activities is education, research, corporate training, development of economic education in Russia and the CIS countries.

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NES professors represent the leading edge of the Russian economic science in the world’s community of economists, participate in the key international conferences, and publish research papers in the most recognised international journals in economics, including Econometrica, American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of European Economic Association, Journal of Finance, Journal of Business, American Political Science Review.
There are several research centers at NES: the Center for Demographic Research (CDR) which was created in 2011, and the Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions (CSDSI), established in 2013 in cooperation with the head researcher, Professor Shlomo Weber, recipient of a significant grant from the Russian government, as well as the Center for Economic and Financial Research (CEFIR). In 2019, the Center for Research in Financial Technologies and Digital Economy SKOLKOVO-NES was founded.

More than 90% of NES professors have PhDs in economics and finance from the leading universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Columbia, NYU, LBS, Wisconsin-Madison, Northwestern University, and others. New Economic School is the first Russian university that have started hiring professors from abroad. Interviews with the candidates are held during the annual conference ASSA in Economics (AEA) and Finance (AFA).

Educational programs
- Master of Arts in Economics, MAE
- Finance, investments, banks (MA / MSc in Finance, MAF, MSF)
* Master of Arts in Finance (MAF) - applied magistrate (2 years)
* Master of Science in Finance (MSF) - professional retraining program (1 year)
- Economics of Energy and Natural Resources (Masters in Energy Economics, EE)
* Master of Arts in Energy Economics (MAEE) – applied magistrate (2 years).
* Master of Science in Energy Economics (MSEE) – professional retraining program (1 year).
- Masters in Finance, MiF
- The HSE and NES Joint program in Economics (BAE)
- Masters in Economics and Data Science - joint program with Yandex
More information on enrollment can be found on the admission committee site.

Corporate training
NES offers more than 70 corporate education programs in finance, economics, and business. They are available in different formats – super-intensive courses (1-3 days), NES Weekend programs and postgraduate courses (1-6 months).

NES in rankings
New Economic School enters the best academic rankings, including the 1st place among Russian universities by the number of publications in leading international journals of economics and finance, according to the Tilburg University Ranking and the 1st place among Russian universities by the number of citations per one scientific publication, according to QS Rankings. As well as:
* 2nd place in Russia, according to Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in Economics Academic Subject.
* Top 2 among Institutions for Economic Studies in Russia, according to RePEc.

Today there are more than 2150 NES graduates. About 90% of the alumni find jobs in the first three months after finishing university. About 80% work in business, mainly in companies that are known as leaders of Russian and international financial and real sector; 16% – chose an academic career at MIT, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, Penn State, NYU, LSE, etc.; 4% of NES graduates are working in the public sector.