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ICEF provides students with the special opportunity to study for two degrees, one Russian and one British, from the HSE and from the University of London. Graduates of this programme have a unique advantage in continuing their studies or in beginning their career anywhere in the world.

The programme is implemented with the academic support of the London School of Economics and Political Science, combining top Russian and British standards of higher education in economics and finance.

4 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English
Oleg Zamkov, Academic Supervisor of the Programme


Honorary lecture by a Nobel prize laureate Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides

On November 10, Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and Professor at the London School of Economics, spoke at ICEF HSE. 

ICEF Student Makes Presentation at World Youth and Students Festival in the Presence of President Putin

Russian-UK Student Economic Forum in Sochi Reaches Completion

The forum brought together students from ICEF and other HSE faculties, as well as Lomonosov Moscow State University, European University at St. Petersburg, Far Eastern Federal University, the London School of Economics and University of Glasgow. They took active part in discussions in regards to economic development.

‘Russia’s Human Capital is Being Created Right Here’

On September 15, a gala event was held for the 20th anniversary of the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) at Pushkin Literary Museum in Moscow. In attendance were the heads of Higher School of Economics (HSE), the University of London (UoL) and London School of Economics (LSE), as well as representatives of academia and the business community, ICEF faculty and, of course, its alumni.

‘You’ve Worked Hard and Succeeded!’

On September 15, ICEF HSE graduates received their degrees at a ceremony held at the residence of the British Ambassador to Russia. ICEF celebrated its anniversary by conferring more diplomas than ever before - 200 students have graduated this year!

Prominent Scholars from University of London and London School of Economics Receive HSE Awards

On September 15, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov awarded medals and honorary certificates to prominent scholars from the University of London (UoL) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the 20th anniversary celebration of the ICEF HSE.

Honorary Lecture by UoL Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Adrian Smith at ICEF HSE

What is higher education for? Is it a public or private good? Who should pay? Who should decide what is taught and how? What priority should it have over other levels of education? What should be the balance of local, regional, national and international relevance? How should it react to technology-driven changes to the nature of the workforce? How should it adapt to the need for lifelong learning? This lecture examines these and other issues based on the experience of the UK.

Welcome Ceremony Held for Second Year ICEF Students in UoL International Programme

On September 14, ICEF hosted an 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.

‘Nowhere Have I Enjoyed Teaching More Than in Russia’

On July 24, the results of the Best Teachers 2017 competition at HSE were announced, with more than 500 teachers from across the university being recognized by students, 80% of whom voted in this year’s competition. While the financial reward for recognition is certainly attractive, the teachers who won appreciated the support of students, as well as the opportunity to reflect on their careers and what has made them successful.

'HSE ICEF Has a Diverse Team of Enthusiastic People'

As described by one of the original ICEF team members, Oleg Zamkov, ICEF Deputy Director and Academic Head of HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics, the success of ICEF was in choosing the right moment for the start and finding the right people, both academics and administrators. It would also be unimaginable without the advice and support from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), especially Richard Layard, who helped design several key elements of the curriculum for double degree programme, Richard Jackmanand Amos Witztum who made a significant contribution to ICEF idea implementation.