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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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By Way of Italy, Norwegian Student Lands at HSE

Like many international students who choose to study at the Higher School of Economics, Martin Inderhaug, a native of Bergen, Norway, boasts a rich background marked by a diverse set of interests. Although he has been at HSE for only six months since enrolling in the Master’s programme in Politics, Economics and Philosophy, his interest in Russia goes back to his days serving in Norway’s military in the country’s far north where he would gaze at the ‘unknown East’ across the border with Russia.

Our student Alina Gegamova took part in the international conference on IHL

Recently Alina Gegamova, Master’s student of the 2nd year of study, participated in the 9th Yerevan International Conference for Young Researchers on International Humanitarian Law (IHL), which was held in Yerevan, Republic of Armenia.

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”