Golden HSE is HSE’s main prize. It was first awarded in 2001. The prize categories have changed over the years but always recognize the best teachers, researchers, and graduates, as well as people who have made significant contributions to the university’s development. HSE staff members nominate the candidates and choose the winners so the award provides the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude to colleagues and show appreciation for their work. This year, the awards ceremony will be held on November 27, 2019.

Competition Stages


Nomination of candidates. Discussion on the website

Deadline: November 5


The jury selects short-listed nominees. The short list is published on the website.

Until November 18


The Contest Committee selects the winners

Before November 27

How to nominate a candidate

Candidates in all categories except ‘Silver Nestling’ and ‘HSE Lyceum Teaching Success’ may be nominated by subdivisions (either independently or jointly) and student organizations, as well as groups of at least 3 employees of HSE. Self-nomination is not permitted.

Candidates for the ‘Silver Nestling’ category may be nominated by groups of at least 3 HSE faculty members.

Candidates for the ‘School Teaching Success’ category may be nominated by groups of at least 3 HSE Lyceum  or HSE's affiliated school staff members.


Previous year winners of Golden HSE award cannot be nominated in the same category the following year.

Deadline for nominating candidates: November 5.

How short-listed nominees and winners are chosen

Short-listed nominees and winners of the ‘Silver Nestling’  category are selected by a special jury comprised of representatives from HSE Moscow’s faculties, the University’s regional campuses, and the HSE Lyceum.

Winners in all other categories and subcategories shall be decided by Contest Committee.



Organizing Committee


(495) 772-95-67