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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


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.

International Students Can Apply for Fee-paying Slots at HSE until August

April 1st, 2017 was the deadline for international students claiming state-financed slots on master’s programmes funded by scholarships from the Russian Government. The application period for undergraduate programmes lasts until May 2, and for fee-paying slots in undergraduate and master’s programmes – until mid-August. Some of the prospective students will have the opportunity to get a tuition fee discount.

"I meet experts who opened my eyes to new and interesting ways to see the world"

"I thoroughly enjoyed my time doing an internship at the Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (University of Naples Federico II), the oldest state university in the world, located in Naples, Italy. As my research topic is Nigerian Sex Trafficking, and it is facilitated by organized crime, I went to Naples to work with the “Mafia, Camorra and Criminal Networks Research Group” in the university’s Department of Social Sciences." by Patrick Whelan, 2nd year master student of "Population and Development" programme

Culture Café: Ghana

We are happy to tell you more about the second Culture Café that took place on March, 7th and became a very memorable event for its participants! Thank you to all Ghanaian students who contributed to it. That evening was a true feast and all the guests could witness how devotedly the students presented their national traditions and shared lots of details about their unique and diverse culture.

HSE Faculty of Social Sciences to Offer Webinar on English-taught Master’s Programmes

On March 14, 2017, at 6:00 pm Moscow time, the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences will hold its first webinar for prospective international Master’s students. During the webinar, academic supervisors and leading lecturers will cover HSE’s English-taught Master’s programmes in political science, sociology and public administration.