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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


Welcome to ICEF 2nd year students starting the UoL International Programme

14 September ICEF hosted a welcome event to ICEF 2nd year BSc double degree programme students starting the University of London (UoL) International Programme. ICEF 2nd year students that successfully finished the 1st year programme and passed international exams (APT and IELTS) are admitted to UoL International Programme and from this moment are officially students of two universities.

‘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.

The HSE Look July 2017 - ICEF 20th Anniversary

With HSE turning 25 this year, The HSE Look will be telling more about HSE’s outstanding projects, and in its 33rd issue we are focusing on International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF), which is perhaps best known for its successful double degree Bachelor’s programme with the University of London. In addition to the interview with ICEF Director, Sergey Yakovlev, in which he speaks about ICEF history, achievements and future plans, the readers will also learn about ICEF team, its study programmes, research,  special opportunities for talented students, as well as about the extracurricular work with students and international cooperation.

Meet ICEF HSE Visiting Professors Dmitry Livdan and Norman Schuerhoff

Professors Dmitry Livdan and Norman Schuerhoff are visiting ICEF HSE in June 2017.

“What distinguishes a good university is the alumni”

In March ICEF Assistant Professor Kosmas Marinakis presented a 2-Lecture Course on professionalism for ICEF students. In this interview he talks about the course objectives.

Paper of ICEF graduate Artem Neklyudov in the Review of Financial Studies

Congratulations to ICEF BSc programme graduate, on acceptance of his paper for publication

New ICEF Faculty

ICEF continues to recruit teachers with the internationally recognized qualifications (PhD).

HSE Enters 13 QS Subject Rankings

The Higher School of Economics has made it onto 13 subject and two subject area rankings in the QS World University Ranking thanks to the university’s achievements as part of the Project 5-100. In addition, HSE was in the top 100 ranking for three subjects – Economics & Econometrics, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology – and it was the only Russian school in the Accounting & Finance 101-150 ranking. As for total number of subject rankings, HSE was third in Russia.

Honorary lecture by Mr. Shamik Dhar

On March 1st the International College of Economics and Finance hosted the Honorary lecture by the UK Chief Economist and Director for Economics at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mr. Shamik Dhar.