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Illustration for news: HSE University Classes to Be Held On Site for All Students

HSE University Classes to Be Held On Site for All Students

Classes in the new academic year will take place on site for students of all HSE University campuses. Existing COVID safety precautions will remain in effect.

Illustration for news: Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer

Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer

The 2021 HSE Best Lecturer Competition has summed up its results. Sixty-six lecturers became winners in two categories and five in three, including Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF. Here is what Daniil thinks he owes his best lecturer award to, why ICEF students are special, and what modern teachers should be like.

Illustration for news: ‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’

‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’

Olga Shikhantsova is a Bachelor’s graduate from the Faculty of Economic Studies (FES) and a Master with a degree in Financial Economics, ICEF. In the early spring of 2021, she joined the SpeedInvest venture capital fund as a Principal with a focus on seeding Fintech. In May, Olga was included on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Finance and Investment category. In this interview with the HSE News Portal, Olga speaks about her work in the venture capital industry, time management, management philosophy and her affection for HSE University.

Illustration for news: Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change

Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change

Dzhangir Dzhangirov, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Sberbank, has been teaching finance courses at ICEF for more than ten years. Here’s what Dzhangir thinks about the benefits of teaching for a practicing expert, what present-day employers can use to motivate their staff, and where universities and businesses can come together for more relevant training programmes.

Illustration for news: ‘Strong Faculty with Excellent Research Ability’

‘Strong Faculty with Excellent Research Ability’

Despite the pandemic and the travel restrictions, HSE University continues to hire international faculty members. Runjie Geng, from China, joined HSE ICEF in 2020 as Assistant Professor. He spent the first semester working remotely and was only able to come to Moscow at the end of 2020. International faculty member talks about joining HSE University and getting used to life in Moscow.

Illustration for news: 'Your interest in the topic is a key contributor to successful thesis defense'

'Your interest in the topic is a key contributor to successful thesis defense'

As last year, master's thesis defenses have been moved online at ICEF. Defending their papers were thirty-six majors in Financial Economics. The thesis by Varvara Ushakova, titled The Impact of Economic Incentives on Dishonesty, earned special mention of the board as unique among its kind in HSE’s history of thesis defenses. We asked the graduates how they chose their topics, what they learned from their research supervisors at ICEF, and where they see themselves applying their knowledge.

Illustration for news: 'I was lucky enough to discover my vocation thanks to the fellowship of ICEF graduates'

'I was lucky enough to discover my vocation thanks to the fellowship of ICEF graduates'

Arturs Meskovskis enrolled in ICEF Master’s Programme in 2013 after earning his bachelor’s degree from the Stockholm School of Economics (Riga). Currently a quantitative analyst on XVA team at MUFG Office in London, Arturs shares how to find a perfect master’s program at the confluence of STEM and finance, how learners can benefit from ICEF’s family-like community, what quants typically work with, and where a financial industry expert can learn data science.How I developed a passion for economics

Illustration for news: ICEF Master’s Students To Enjoy More Funding Options

ICEF Master’s Students To Enjoy More Funding Options

ICEF introduces a new system of scholarships and financial awards for its Master's in Financial Economics enrollment 2021. The scholarships are merit-based and will be awarded to ten best performing students. The scholarship funding available in 2021-2022 academic year totals RUB 750,000.

Illustration for news: 'Two ICEF Alumni On Forbes 30 Under 30 List'

'Two ICEF Alumni On Forbes 30 Under 30 List'

Oleg Bezumov and Olga Shikhantsova made it to the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 longlist in category Finance & Investment.

Illustration for news: HSE and DOM.RF Sign a Student Housing Agreement

HSE and DOM.RF Sign a Student Housing Agreement

HSE University is renting a 27-storey block of a new apartment complex, Level Amurskaya, located in the Golyanovo District of Moscow. Only university students will be accommodated in the building, and they will have their choice of renting a single studio or a shared apartment. This agreement is another step towards HSE's transition to a service model for accommodating nonresident and foreign students as part of the University Development Program until 2030.