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Dear friends,

On this page, we have compiled all the latest updates related to the coronavirus outbreak for HSE community members, as well as recommendations for transitioning to online instruction. The page will continue to be updated as new information becomes available.

Take care of yourself and stay safe!


Campus Life

Life in HSE Dorms during Lockdown

Students and staff about what life under quarantine is like in the dorms

‘The Central Role of Communication in Education Is Not Going Anywhere’

HSE Rector on the Revolution in Higher Education, the Prestige of Russian Education, and the Outcomes of the Pandemic

Online Proctored Exams

 How proctoring software is used at HSE University

How HSE University Is Developing Distance Learning

How have students and instructors adapted to distance learning? HSE administrators answer these questions for the HSE News Service.

Distance Learning

How to Prepare for Distance Learning

Distance learing will require a change to the familiar work routine

Teaching Online: Quick Start Guide

Mass online learning is suddenly a necessity that nearly all teachers in Russia have to come to grips with

Tools for Distant Learning

How to conduct lectures, seminars, workshops and tests and maintain communication online

Digital Support Hotline

HSE IT Office offers assistance to students, faculty, and staff with regard to using online services

Just as Good as Offline

How students assess the transition to distance learning

Creating a Sense of Presence

And Other Nuances of Online Teaching

‘I Am a Proponent of Online Learning’

Professor Alexander Kupriyanov on what offline education might look like after the pandemic is over

‘By the Second Exam I Felt Much More Confident’

HSE ICEF students and teachers share their experiences with proctoring technology

Coronavirus: What You Should Know

Protective Measures at HSE University

Answers to the most important questions

How to Maintain Mental Health During the Pandemic

Advice on taking care of your mental health

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

World Health Organisation advice for the public

How to Read the News During COVID-19 Outbreak

Extreme circumstances make careful news consumption all the more important

Changes at HSE University

In-person classes will be held no more than three days a week
October 15
Stories of HSE employees who had COVID-19
October 09
If they break the rule again, they might receive an official reprimand
October 08
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov has signed an order ‘On changes in working arrangements for HSE University staff due to the worsening situation with the spread of COVID-19.’
October 05
HSE Employees Must Get Vaccinated (or Submit Alternative Paperwork) by October 30
September 30
HSE Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov addresses international students
September 07
Volunteers to give away surgical face masks to students and staff
September 04
Together with HSE’s Legal Support Office, the HSE News Service provides answers to your most pressing questions
August 31