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The Master’s programme is lead by a unified ‘trio’ of disciplines: political science, economics and philosophy. This is no coincidence. Along with the trend towards deeper specialization and pragmatism strongly represented in current higher education systems, the opposite countervailing trend towards knowledge integration is no less evident and tends to strengthen over time. This trend is fueled by the understanding that important breakthroughs in the social sciences and humanities are often achieved at interdisciplinary crossings, and that divided disciplinary knowledge is unfit to face most challenges presented by the contemporary world. Demand for specialists capable of strategic thinking, prepared to cope with complex problems, and trained to work within interdisciplinary and/or international teams is becoming more and more imperative.  A widening network of programmes developing the pattern and purpose of Oxford PPEs ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’, or alternatively ‘Politics, Economics and Philosophy’ is an educational response to such social demand. 

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Instruction in English
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New Call for Fall 2017 Open

The new Call for the international student mobility within university-wide agreements in Fall 2017 is open from February 6 to March 5.

HSE Announces Olympiad Competitions for English-taught Master’s Programmes

In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for perspective students interested in studying in Master’s programmes at HSE University. All current undergraduate students and recent university graduates students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree are invited to participate.

Knowledge Specialization No Longer Relevant. What Can We Do?

The contemporary world and society involve highly complex systems, requiring more than specialized knowledge. The MA programme 'Politics. Economics. Philosophy' helps students go beyond the limits of specific social sciences.

The benefits of this study could be measured in a 3D format

Can having a degree in politics be useful for a mining engineer? Vasiliy Berdyugin - the Alumnus of Higher School of Economics shares his study experiences on the Programme "Politics. Economics. Philosophy".

Master-class of the Honorary Professor of the Higher School of Economics Martin Gilman

On November 29 master-class with Professor Martin Gilman “The international monetary system: unresolved (and unresolvable) issues” was held for the student of Master’s programme “Philosophy. Politics. Economics”.

Master-class series «Interdisciplinary approach as a teaching method» by professor Rudolf Schüssler

On the week  November 07 - November 11 Professor Rudolf Schüssler of the University of Bayreuth, Germany held master-class series for the lectures of the master’s programme:« Philosophy, Politics, Economics».

Teaching Quality Assessment

Teaching Quality Assessment is open until 23 October.

Professor Boris Kapustin Joins our Programme

Dear colleagues, students and enrollees,  I am glad to inform you that our PEP team has become ever stronger thanks to its new member – professor Boris Kapustin who joined our PEP program after 20 years of teaching PPE-type program at the famous Yale University in New Haven, USA.   It is a great pleasure for me to introduce professor Kapustin and present his introductory video:  

Oleg Ananyin, academic supervisor of the PEP master program, National Research University “Higher School of Economics”

HSE Best Teachers Election Starts

From May 30 to June 19 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 and alumni can submit their scores online via LMS.

‘Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration’: Seminar with Professor Uskali Mäki

What is a сenter of excellence, and how to establish one – these were the topics of the talk delivered by the Professor of the Academy of Finland and of the University of Helsinki Uskali Mäkiat at the seminar of the Department of Political Science on May 19.