The role of a university goes beyond education and academics – it is a source of bright new ideas and projects that enrich the greater community. HSE holds an array of unique events at the university that are open to anyone. At the same time, HSE organizes discussions, presentations, and celebrations all over Moscow.
Regular charity events are held at HSE. The university organizes charity festivals with the aim of introducing students to charity and volunteer activities. Charity and volunteer work bring together students, alumni and employees of the Higher School of Economics. Many projects that began as smaller student initiatives now have dozens of participants from HSE and beyond.
ICEF Outreach is a charitable organization created by students from HSE’s International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF). The team helps four orphanages in the Tver, Ryazan, Yaroslavl and Moscow regions. They receive money for trips and financial assistance through charity bake sales. ICEF Outreach participants also hold charity nights at HSE where talented students, professional singers and other famous individuals who actively partake in charity work perform. Open Your Eyes is another student volunteer organization that helps orphanages.
Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-on-one friendships and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The mission of Best Buddies HSE is to provide an opportunity for students to be matched in one-on-one friendships with individuals who have intellectual disabilities.
Green HSE is one of the strongest movements at HSE. The team takes part important activities such as lowering energy consumption at the university and looking for heat leakages. The organization also provides HSE buildings with regular collection drives for electronics.