On April 2, official award ceremony was held to celebrate staff of Higher School of Economics with "Aknowledgement" medals. Leading research fellows of IGITI Natalia Samutina and Julia Ivanova were awarded with "Aknowledgement — 15 years of successful work" and "Aknowledgement — 10 years of successful work" medals. See photo report from the ceremony.
Elena Penskaya, Gasan Guseynov, Ekaterina Boltunova and Natalya Sarana participated in the international conference "History and Drama: The Pan-European Tradition", held in the Free University of Berlin.
In the Faculty of Humanities’ new master’s programme, Cultural and Intellectual History: Between East and West, students will study the history, culture, and traditions of Eastern and Western Europe from the Middle Ages to now. The programme, which begins accepting applications in 2017, also offers students the opportunity to receive a diploma from a partner university abroad.
HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on October 18 (for some countries, deadlines may be extended).