On November 10, Sir Christopher Pissarides, Nobel Prize laureate in Economics and Professor at the London School of Economics, spoke at ICEF HSE.
The forum brought together students from ICEF and other HSE faculties, as well as Lomonosov Moscow State University, European University at St. Petersburg, Far Eastern Federal University, the London School of Economics and University of Glasgow. They took active part in discussions in regards to economic development.
The HSE International College of Economics and Finance is hosting an ICEF MSc Programme Open Day on Sunday 12th November 2017.
Olga Balakina graduated from the ICEF master’s programme in 2011, and in May she successfully defended her PhD thesis in finance at Bocconi University, Italy. This autumn Olga continues her academic career at one of Northern Europe’s oldest universities, Lund University, Sweden. Olga spoke to the HSE news service about her memories, chocolate, and non-stop work.
On September 15, a gala event was held for the 20th anniversary of the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) at Pushkin Literary Museum in Moscow. In attendance were the heads of Higher School of Economics (HSE), the University of London (UoL) and London School of Economics (LSE), as well as representatives of academia and the business community, ICEF faculty and, of course, its alumni.
On September 15, ICEF HSE graduates received their degrees at a ceremony held at the residence of the British Ambassador to Russia. ICEF celebrated its anniversary by conferring more diplomas than ever before - 200 students have graduated this year!
On September 15, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov awarded medals and honorary certificates to prominent scholars from the University of London (UoL) and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) at the 20th anniversary celebration of the ICEF HSE.
What is higher education for? Is it a public or private good? Who should pay? Who should decide what is taught and how? What priority should it have over other levels of education? What should be the balance of local, regional, national and international relevance? How should it react to technology-driven changes to the nature of the workforce? How should it adapt to the need for lifelong learning? This lecture examines these and other issues based on the experience of the UK.
As described by one of the original ICEF team members, Oleg Zamkov, ICEF Deputy Director and Academic Head of HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics, the success of ICEF was in choosing the right moment for the start and finding the right people, both academics and administrators. It would also be unimaginable without the advice and support from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), especially Richard Layard, who helped design several key elements of the curriculum for double degree programme, Richard Jackmanand Amos Witztum who made a significant contribution to ICEF idea implementation.
With HSE turning 25 this year, The HSE Look will be telling more about HSE’s outstanding projects, and in its 33rd issue we are focusing on International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF), which is perhaps best known for its successful double degree Bachelor’s programme with the University of London. In addition to the interview with ICEF Director, Sergey Yakovlev, in which he speaks about ICEF history, achievements and future plans, the readers will also learn about ICEF team, its study programmes, research, special opportunities for talented students, as well as about the extracurricular work with students and international cooperation.