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We are happy to invite undergraduates, master’s students, and early-career professionals to study at the HSE Summer University 2023. This year's programme involves an urban studies workshop comprising three interconnected courses focused on the basics of expert and analytical activities in urban projects (Urban Data Analytics, Digital Ethnography, Project: Development of Cultural Heritage), as well as elective courses in various fields.

Benefits of the 2023 International Summer University

  • A unique opportunity to acquire knowledge of urban studies, geography, anthropology, and ethnography;
  • Visits to cultural heritage sites and urban space projects (including the Zotov Centre and the Shchusev Museum of Architecture) accompanied by experts;
  • Field excursions and classes in the anthropogenic and natural landscapes of Moscow;
  • Meetings with invited experts in state historical and cultural studies;
  • Exchange of contacts and experience with young professionals in urban development;
  • Additional credits for completed courses;
  • An opportunity for future applicants to learn more about HSE University’s programmes.

Summer University Programme

  • Duration

    Two weeks: July 31 – August 12, 2023

  • Language of instruction


  • Mode of study

    Offline: SU classes will be held at HSE University’s Moscow complex at 11 Pokrovsky Bulvar.

  • Certificate of completion and trasncript

    Awarded to each participant upon completion of SU courses.

  • Schedule

    Preliminary Schedule (PDF, 309 Кб)


  • Tuition fee

    Check with the SU Coordinator: mbagdasaryan@hse.ru

  • Accommodation

    SU participants can take advantage of a special discount on accommodation in several renowned Moscow hotels.


    The Hermitage Hotel near the HSE University campus on Pokrovka offers a 20% discount on accommodation for a two-week period.

    The legendary Cosmos Hotel near VDNkH metro station offers favourable rates for SU participants: a standard room (without breakfast) for 2,000 roubles per day.

Apply to the Summer University (deadline: July 5, 2023)

Core Section: Urban Studies Workshop

Urban Data Analytics
Digital Ethnography
Project: Development of Cultural Heritage

Elective Courses

Academic Writing (Rus)
Anthropology (Eng)
Urban Ecology

SU 2023 Teaching Team

Mariam Buchulayeva

Lecturer. Faculty of Urban and Regional Development

Kirill Puzanov

Associate Professor. Faculty of Urban and Regional Development

Varvara Molodtsova

Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Urban and Regional Development


Andrian Vlakhov

Senior Lecturer. Faculty of Humanities

Victor Matasov

Associate Professor. Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology

Natalia Shartova

Leading Research Fellow. Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology



Oksana Chernenko

Summer University Programme Director