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The Programme is based on the best experience of Master's Programmes in Public Policy around the world. We are constantly developing and improving the programme and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations in the teaching process.

The Programme has two study tracks: 'Public Policy Analysis' and 'Human Rights and Democratic Governance'. Students may choose from a wide variety of courses of both study tracks.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


Public Policy Department Winter School 2016

Public Policy Department Winter School 2016 was as usual a great avenue to meet prospective students, share with them all the interesting academic and non-formal activities in the department. The two days power-packed and intensive activity of teaching and learning will be an unforgettable experience for the all the prospective students as the various professors from the department presented various topics to them.

Winter school "Human rights as a horizontal issue in EU external policy"

The University of Bologna has organised, in cooperation with the Fondation René Cassin - International Institute of Human Rights (Strasbourg) and the Higher School of Economics (Moscow), the international Winter School “Human Rights as a Horizontal Issue in EU External Policy”.

Being a student in University of Turin

Since my bachelors in International Relations when I chose to learn Italian language, I always wanted to study in Italy. When I saw an announcement that our Public Policy Department launched a partnership agreement with University of Turin, I realized that this is my shot! And now, I am sitting in the one of the best European university libraries and writing this story to tell you what is like being a student of UniTo.

Third academic seminar of "Reading circle" on public policy

On the verge of producing educational products demandable both in Russia and the world, HSE Public Policy Department in cooperation with Moscow-Helsinki group continuing project “Round table on public policy” which shifting learning process from routine teacher-learning regular curricular for its student to diversified, modernized and improved strategies to help students know, understand and be able to apply the course in this modern and advanced world.

New Internal Monitoring Wave Starts in November

As in previous years, this November HSE is launching a series of comprehensive annual surveys on university life. The surveys are conducted by the HSE Centre for Institutional Research, and traditionally, students and graduates are the first to be invited to participate.

16 th Indian Model United Nations

Indian Model United Nations like any other Model United Nations is a conference format platform that aims to initiate the procedures of the United Nations in which students participate as delegates in various UN committees. Benjamin Odame  - the student of program "Political Analysis and Public Policy" shares his experience of participating this conference.

Public Policy Theories and their Criticism: in Search of Better Theory

How can we overcome the issue of 'descriptive public policy' and what kind of public policy theory do we need for it? Second academic seminar was built around the discussion of these pertinent questions.

International Students Can Now Apply to HSE through a Simplified Procedure

HSE’s Admission Rules for the 2017/2018 academic year have undergone some changes in regards to international admission. The admission track is now unified for students from both CIS and non-CIS countries. Thus, only two exams must be passed in order to be accepted into a given undergraduate programme, while competitions for Master’s programmes only require a portfolio and an interview. The rules for International Olympiad Competitions have also been changed. Registration for these competitions ends on November 15.

Teaching Quality Assessment

From its very inception, our University has always paid special attention to the quality of teaching. Getting feedback on how you assess the studied courses and the work of your teachers is an important part of quality evaluation. Programme leadership need to understand how successful individual courses are, and if their syllabuses should be modified. Teachers use evaluation results and recommendations to learn if the course requires adjustments and to plan its further development.

HSE Announces Student Research Competition

Students from universities in Russia and abroad have until October 31st to submit their applications for HSE’s open competition for research conducted in business informatics, computer science, mathematics, media communications, and political science.

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