On October 25-26, the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) and the Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) hosted the Eighth International Moscow Finance Conference at HSE University. This year’s programme included researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; University of Warwick; University of Lausanne; Imperial College and the London School of Economics.
On September 13, ICEF hosted a welcome ceremony for the BSc double degree programme’s second year students, who will be commencing their studies in the University of London’s (UoL) International Programme.
The 13th of September witnessed ICEF’s 19th diploma award ceremony. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 187 graduates and master’s to 15. 47 bachelor’s graduates earned first class honours degrees from the University of London (UoL), representing around 30% of the total number. Inclusive of this year’s, ICEF graduates now total 2000. We have been to the historic house to witness the ceremony and talk to the graduates about what they think and, more importantly, how they feel about themselves before throwing their caps in the air on one of the most exciting days of their lives.
The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics was held at ICEF on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the event, which featured eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe.
Polina Maltseva earned her BA from ICEF in 2008 and enrolled in the Master’s programme of the London School of Economics. In 2009-2012, worked as a consultant with McKinsey and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School (USA). Began working in 2014 as Director of Operations for the Letovo International School, now a revolutionary example of Russian school education. Currently works for the Ascon Group’s Dobrograd (“Kindville”) project to create a cultural and educational urban environment.
A 2002 ICEF Bachelor’s alumnus Vasily Storozhuk has also graduated from the London Business School, Northwestern University and Wharton Business School, as well as defended his thesis at MSU. He is now the CFO at UGMK Holding, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Koltso Urala” Bank. In the following interview, he recounts why it is important to regularly update one’s knowledge, how to put one’s experience to good use career-wise and why it is important to have a forward-looking perspective.