The HSE Extends Partnership with Dutch Universities
The official Russia-Netherlands bilateral year, which features joint projects in science, culture, and education, has come to an end. During this past bilateral year, the HSE widely expanded its partnerships with its Dutch colleagues.
During this past bilateral year, the HSE widely expanded its partnerships with its Dutch colleagues. In October, a delegation from Maastricht University, headed by President Martin Paul, visited the HSE. During Paul’s meeting with HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed that provides for the opportunity to organize student and professor exchanges, and joint research projects between the two universities.
At the same time the HSE Directorate for International Cooperation, headed by Olga Moshkova, met with Paul Rüpp, President of the Avans University of Applied Sciences, and some of that university’s professors. During the meeting, the participants discussed their existing student exchange programme (the HSE Faculty of Management takes part in the programme), and opportunities for cooperation in the field of design. In addition, at the end of October, heads and professors of the HSE Faculty of Design went to Eindhoven for Dutch Design Week, where they met with representatives of the Design Academy Eindhoven.
Chris van den Bourne, Director for International Cooperation at the Saxion University of Applied Sciences, also visited the HSE. He said that Saxion’s programmes are built around topical problems that society needs to solve, and that its research successes provide Saxion with close connections to regional businesses. Russia may find it useful to learn from their experience, in so far as intensifying international cooperation and contacts with business environments is one of the most important points of Russian university development programmes.
In October, the HSE — with the support NUFFIC (a Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education) — organized a training workshop for heads of Russian university international departments. Hanneke Teekens, a prominent Dutch specialist in education and educational management, served as workshop moderator.
Oleg Seregin, the HSE news service
On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
Students of Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations Perform Significantly Higher than International Average on University of London Exams
The number of HSE students who successfully passed the exams conducted at the University of London in 2018 was significantly higher than the average for other universities participating in the international programme there. HSE received the status of Recognized Teaching Centre.
This month, Dr. Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Professor Emeritus at Bowling Green State University in Ohio and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, delivered at open lecture at HSE Moscow entitled ‘Fake News and Propaganda’. An expert in international media, war and propaganda, and media political economy, Dr. Boyd-Barrett is the author of a number of books, including ‘Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda’ (2016) and ‘Media Imperialism’ (2014). Following his lecture, he spoke with the HSE News Service about the topic of fake news more broadly and about how people can protect themselves from it.
For Yiğit Tahmisoğlu, Süleyman Saltoğlu and Ekimhan Can – students from Istanbul Bilgi University – the opportunity to study in the HSE and University of London Double Degree Bachelor’s Programme in Economics has meant facing a number of challenges while simultaneously benefiting greatly from what the programme has to offer.
A group of 37 students from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology visited HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences in January 2018. The visit was part of a study trip to Russia organized by HKUST Global Business Program. The students visited Dobrolyubov Public Library, New Economic School, SKOLKOVO School of Management, as well as offices of Novartis Pharma, Yandex, and Moscow Stock Exchange. At HSE they met with Russian and international students who told them about the university and introduced them to Russian culture and traditions, dispelling some of the most popular myths about Russia.
Linda Moessler is a German student who spent her spring semester studying international relations at HSE Moscow. Despite political tensions and cultural differences, Linda managed to fit in greatly and enjoy her stay in Russia. Miss Moessler agreed to tell us about her experience as a foreign student at HSE. Her tale will surely be of great interest for those curious about how international students live in Russia.
On June 23, an international academic mobility fair took place at HSE. Over 25 universities from Europe, USA, China and Japan took part in the event.
Alexander Bespalov, a first-year student in the HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations, was born in Israel to parents who had emigrated from Russia. He recently sat down with the HSE News Service to talk about why he chose to come to Russia for study, the challenges he has overcome, and what he is looking to achieve during his time at HSE.
Anza Thasneem and Shipra Singh are exchange students from Indian Institute of Management Raipur, a partner university of HSE-Nizhny Novgorod. International Students’ Club Leader Zhanna Shabanova has talked to Anza and Shipra about their impression of Russia, Nizhny Novgorod, and HSE.