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The primary goal of this programme is to develop students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues, essential for public administration in numerous sectors. The programme is for individuals with different backgrounds who want to understand the ways in which changes in development and population influence each other. A strong theoretical background and the history of population development issues are provided together with up-to-date approaches to analyzing and projecting population structure and needs for resources. Based on this knowledge, population policy and key demographic challenges (that arose in the second half of the 20th century, and persist in the 21st) are discussed.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English

Important announcements


VI International Summer School

During the first week of September the VI International Summer School "Measurement of volunteer activities: economic efficiency, social effects, and its impact into development of a country, regions, and municipalities" took place in Moscow . The event was organized by the Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Non-Profit Sector . Evgenia Fedorova, the students of the 2nd year 'Population and Development', shares her experience.

Research Paper Competition Winners Can Get a Headstart on Their Academic Careers

The application period for HSE’s Student Research Paper Competition has started. The winners will have an opportunity to take part in workshops on academic skills development, while those in state-financed studies will improve their chances of seeing their academic scholarships increased. Also, in addition in HSE students, learners from other academic institutions are eligible for this competition.

Young leaders for health conference 2017 (Berlin, Germany)

The Young Leaders for Health (YLH) is an interdisciplinary platform with the aim to stimulate exchange of knowledge and opportunity as well as network with people across the globe involved in Global Health. With support from the World Health Summit and Charité University of Medicine, the YLH Conference 2017 was organized at the Charité University Campus in Berlin, Germany from 17th-20th August 2017. Our student, Kofi Aduo-Adjei, shares his experiences of participating this conference which was held in Berlin

Russian-Chinese School — A Real International Event

The VII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations ‘Economic Instruments of Foreign Policy in the Modern World’ was held on July 6-13 at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow) in full cooperation with the East China Normal University (Shanghai) and with the support of the Gorchakov Fund.

Congratulations to our first graduates

It was a party like no other when the second years Master Population and Development class took to the Moscow river to unwind, celebrate and bond as they end their academic journey. After partying the party ended with a mock graduation where each person received a "certificate". The two-year program brought together students from different continents and backgrounds from America, Canada, Europe to China, from Africa, Russia, former soviet countries to Pakistan. From pilots, doctors and teachers to pastors and lawyers! We congratulate these scholars for setting the bar so high by their intelligence, academic discipline and high level of scholarship. As our pioneers, you have made us proud and worthy of emulation. We all join hands in saying - Congratulations!

International Perspective

On June 4, 2017, HSE is holding ‘The Whole World at HSE’ festival, dedicated to the cultures of different peoples. It’s a great opportunity for many international students to share information about their country’s culture and explain how Russian culture might be perceived by people with a different mentality. In the part, HSE international students and faculty have shared their views on both their and our respective cultures.

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 29 to June 18 students can vote for HSE’s best teachers of the academic year. This year there is no need to come to the university to vote. Students can submit their scores online via LMS. 

Print Your Thesis or Study Materials at HSE Printing Office

HSE Printing Office offers a ‘while you wait’ service to print your thesis, term papers, essays, drawings, posters, or other materials required for exams. These documents can also be bound and laminated. Discounts fare available for HSE students and staff members.

Humanitarian problems, international solidarity and development

Demographic department and the Public Policy Department (Faculty of Social Sciences) organized series of seminars within the HSE Teaching Excellence Initiative with prof Joost Herman  (University of Groningen)

International Students to Receive Tuition Fee Discounts at HSE

International students enrolled in fee-paying places of HSE Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in 2017 are eligible for tuition fee discounts. Moreover, discounts will be offered to participants of HSE student competitions and graduates of HSE Pre-University programmes, as well as those potential students who have graduated from the University’s partner schools.