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'This Master’s Programme Has Given Me My First Experience of Living Outside Uzbekistan'

Khushnuda Khamidova earned her BSc degree in Economics with Finance in Tashkent before she enrolled in ICEF MSc Programme – the choice she made to gain expert knowledge and life experience.

Illustration for news: 'I’ve managed to combine the applied programme in Erasmus with research possibilities in ICEF'

'I’ve managed to combine the applied programme in Erasmus with research possibilities in ICEF'

In 2018 Vladimir Malygin was awarded master degrees from both ICEF and Erasmus University, Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Now he works as a quant in the Dutch company Aegon. In his interview he told us whatquants do, how it is possible to study for two master’s degrees at the same time, andwhy personal qualities are important for candidates who apply to be quants.

Illustration for news: “If you haven’t yet decided what you want to be in the future, a year in Rome will help you to rediscover yourself”

“If you haven’t yet decided what you want to be in the future, a year in Rome will help you to rediscover yourself”

In 2019, after their first year in ICEF Master’s Programme, three students, Anastasia Melnik, Arseny Turyshev and Nikita Tsyrlin, went to Rome-based LUISS through a double degree programme. Now that they have completed the first term at LUISS, we’ve asked them to share their impressions. Let’s find out why Italians’ relaxed mindset is nothing but a stereotype, why there is power in the ‘Russian mathematics’, where in Rome students can get the best accommodation options, why even thesis defense procedure has a baroque touch at LUISS, and why innovations and fundamental education should evolve separately.

Illustration for news: “International qualification is highly regarded by Ugandan employers so I'm optimistic about my employment prospects”

“International qualification is highly regarded by Ugandan employers so I'm optimistic about my employment prospects”

Lorna Awania came to study at the ICEF Master's programme in 2018 from Uganda. She is currently preparing her master thesis, which should influence Ugandan financial policy. In an interview, she told how she got used to Moscow cold, why there are few educated women in Uganda, but delicious matooke bananas, why ICEF master's programme is one of the best in the world and how to survive in an unfamiliar country.

Illustration for news: ICEF prepares a summer course within HSE Summer University

ICEF prepares a summer course within HSE Summer University

The August of 2020 will see ICEF delivering an additional course in Financial Economics. Successful participants will be entitled to scholarships for ICEF Master of Financial Economics Programme. Here’s what the course is about and how to enroll.

Illustration for news: ICEF MSc autumn defenses completed

ICEF MSc autumn defenses completed

This year, 6 graduates who spent a year or semester in a foreign university-partner successfully defended their Masters theses as part of a special autumn session.

Illustration for news: Finance insights by Brian A. Eales

Finance insights by Brian A. Eales

A well-known British expert in the field of financial markets gave a lecture at ICEF.

Illustration for news: “One doesn’t have to do the degree in London to get a job there. HSE Diploma and LSE Certificate enjoy long-distance credibility”

“One doesn’t have to do the degree in London to get a job there. HSE Diploma and LSE Certificate enjoy long-distance credibility”

This year of ICEF’s performance was marked by moving to a new building in Pokrovsky Boulevard and launching of new courses in IT. We talked to Maxim Nikitin, Academic Director of ICEF Master's Programme in Financial Economics, to find out what sets the programme apart from competition, what helps students land jobs in London, who ICEF faculty partners on the employment market, and where lies the secret of ICEF graduates’ mathematical power.

Illustration for news: ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador

ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador

The 13th of September witnessed ICEF’s 19th diploma award ceremony. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 187 graduates and master’s to 15. 47 bachelor’s graduates earned first class honours degrees from the University of London (UoL), representing around 30% of the total number. Inclusive of this year’s, ICEF graduates now total 2000. We have been to the historic house to witness the ceremony and talk to the graduates about what they think and, more importantly, how they feel about themselves before throwing their caps in the air on one of the most exciting days of their lives.

Illustration for news: “ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”

Travels, friends abroad, business meetings in different parts of the globe — this is how Stanislav Moscovtsev imagined his ideal day in his teenage years. To make his dream a reality, he did a master’s degree at ICEF, enrolled in Harvard Business School MBA program, received experience of working for a few large companies, and passed a job interview at McKinsey. In this interview, Stanislav tells his career story.