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Master’s Programme 'Population and Development'

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
370 000 RUB/year
Tuition Fee in 2019
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers available
ENG
Instruction in English

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Illustration for news: Congratulations to our student

Congratulations to our student

Recently, the paper of our first-year student of the master’s programme Population and Development Zhang Ruocheng 张若城 was selected to the Scientific Seminar of the Association of Chinese Postgraduates and Scientists in Russia 2018. The event was organized by the Department of Education, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to Russia.

Illustration for news: International Autumn School devoted to “Demographic methods in public health research”

International Autumn School devoted to “Demographic methods in public health research”

From September 24 to October 5, 2018, two of our students, Sally Sonia Simmons and Vitalie Stirba, received invitations to attend the International Autumn School devoted to “Demographic methods in public health research”.
It was held in Pushkin, suburb of St. Petersburg, Russia. Students share their experience.

Illustration for news: An interview with the representative of Oxfam

An interview with the representative of Oxfam

In October, Zorica Skakun, from Oxfam GB in Syria, led two workshops on various aspects of violence against women for students of the ‘Population and Development’ Master’s programme. During the workshops, Ms Skakun gave an overview of international frameworks, mandates, and programmes aimed to end violence against women (VAW) and help survivors in various settings, including conflict zones and refugee camps. The students were also offered a group exercise where they brainstormed and presented ideas for pre-project problem analysis and activities to combat VAW in Syria

Illustration for news: Oxfam Workshop on Violence against Women

Oxfam Workshop on Violence against Women

On October 3rd and 4th Zorica Skakun, a gender coordinator for Oxfam GB in Yemen who provides support and leadership to ensure women's rights, presented two workshops on various aspects of violence against women for students of the programme "Population and Development".

Teaching Quality Assessment: Module 1

Untill October 21 (23:59) HSE students have an opportunity to assess the quality of their teachers’ work.

Illustration for news: HSE Day For Everyone

HSE Day For Everyone

On September 13, the annual HSE Day will take place in Gorky Park. This is an exciting event, open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, the choice of activities becomes longer and longer. Find out here what’s on offer – there’s something for everyone.

Illustration for news: New Registration Rules Now in Place for Foreign Citizens in Russia

New Registration Rules Now in Place for Foreign Citizens in Russia

On July 8, amendments to Russian migration legislation regulating the registration of foreign citizens coming to the Russian Federation came into effect. They concern, in particular, HSE’s international employees and students. The most important change: you now must be registered at the place where you actually live.

Illustration for news: Igor Dodon held a Meeting with Students from the Diaspora

Igor Dodon held a Meeting with Students from the Diaspora

On July 3rd, the Head of State held a meeting with students from the Diaspora who are currently practicing at the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Moldova and stressed that students who left the country should be motivated to return to their homeland. Eight people were selected for summer practice this year - all of them represent the best educational institutions of the European Union countries and the Russian Federation. Our 1st year student from Moldova, Vitalie Stirba, have an oportunity to be one from them.

Illustration for news: Getting Familiar with UN Activities in Russia and Worldwide.

Getting Familiar with UN Activities in Russia and Worldwide.

On May 24th students of the programme "Population and Development" met Dr. Melita Vujnovic, World Health Organization Representative in Russia, who gave a talk on the agency’s perspectives and ambitious plans for the nearest future. She kindly answered all the questions, encouraged to get familiar with WHO latest reports, and recommend to apply for internships.

Illustration for news: SDG International Youth Forum 2018

SDG International Youth Forum 2018

Taking part in discussion platform students, postgraduate students, high-school students present positions on discussing global problems of the countries chosen. They make everybody notice these problems and suggest new ways of solving them. Participants of the forum try play roles of heads of delegations, ambassadors, ministers of foreign affairs or representatives of different international organisations. Bamidele Ola, a second-year student of the master's programme ‘Population and Development’, participated in the SDG International Youth Forum 2018 which was held at MGIMO University, on March 30-31. He is sharing his reflections on the forum.