The programme is more than insightful, it is well-taught and structured in such a way that no matter your area of interest, you’re offered the chance to explore it further. Although I studied business in in High School, I however had to divert to read the Arts for first degree, this programme offered me another opening to come back to my field of interest. As courses in entrepreneurship, doing business, international relations amongst others across the economies of Asia are explored on module bases, interests become finetuned. For other students like me fumbling with selecting career path and which region to start with, Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia is my recommendation. After a long period of search for the right postgraduate course and receiving offers of equally juicy admission and scholarship packages, I finally settled on a programme I consider life-changing at HSE. As you comb through seminars with Professors and field Experts from diverse areas including business, awareness become more refined which helps in finding career path. I’m interested in international trade and global economy, and as I wrote my course and term papers on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the ASEAN, I finally settled on e-commerce and SMEs because of the good counsel and guidance provided by Professors. The atmosphere for learning is twice as friendly with fascinating faculty members ever ready to help, especially international students like myself who find it quite uneasy to adjust to a totally new milieu. For me succinctly, the programme and HSE are pathfinders.
I graduated from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and I learned Russian language at MGIMO. Last year, I decided to apply for the Master Program ‘Socio-economic and Political Development of Modern Asia’ at HSE. Looking back, it is the best choice I have ever done. Every lecture is new to me and the seminars are fruitful. As an Asian, it is interesting to know how others perceive your place. And HSE is the place which really inspires me and helps me look at Asia from a new perspective. The professors always encourage students to pursue their dream and provide the opportunity to do so.
One of the biggest changes in my life has been becoming a HSE student which is also one of the proudest things too. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Thammasat University, Thailand and now I am enrolled in the Master’s degree in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia, faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. There are many interesting and modern courses. Professors have a lot of experience and effective teaching methods. The course has exposed the world to me and made me understand many things in greater depth. ‘Why this project exists?’ ‘Why did the government proceed like this?’ ‘What will happen next?’ Furthermore, I was taught to understand business culture which has made me more confident in the case I have to negotiate with people from those countries.
Lastly, I have been receiving not only a unique and excellent education but also the warm friendship from my classmates who are always ready to share their knowledge. Moreover, the staff of faculty and dormitory have also taken great care of me.
Thank you so much!