HSE Students Named Best Actors at Naples Theatre Festival
The play La Folie Positive, performed by the HSE Le Defi student theatre, took top honors at the Francophone festival Rideau Rouge, which took place in Naples, Italy.
The theatre project Le Defi was founded in March 2011 by a group of students from the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs. Initially, the students planned to limit themselves to staging the play The Marriage of Figaro in French, but then the troupe started taking part in university holiday programmes and staging other plays in Russian and French.
The theatre’s goal is to find and reveal new talents and creative personalities, and to popularize foreign languages in a creative way. The theatre cooperates with the Department of French Language, the HSE Cultural Center, and the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.
Each autumn the theatre opens its doors to anyone who wants to join the troupe. There are no long auditions, exhausting training sessions or strict judging. Candidates are just asked to demonstrate their desire to participate, and to be ready to act out anything on the stage without worrying about their appearance or public opinion.
of students who do not study in their hometown plan on returning home after graduation. This information comes from research by Professor Elena Varshavskaya of the HSE’s Department of Human Resources Management and Olga Choudinovskikh, Director of the HSE’s Centre for Migration Policy. The report is titled ‘Migration Plans for Graduates of Russia’s Regional Universities.’
HSE is beginning its 21st year and it promises to be an eventful one. The university needs to make another leap forward and improve its international competitiveness significantly. Here is Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov’s beginning of term address.
Maria Ashaeva and Anna Buzueva, students in the HSE-Nizhny Novgorod’s Faculty of Business Informatics and Applied Mathematics, together with other Russian students, have taken part in the EDUPASS Project (Education-Process-Analysis, Support and Service) seminar. This project, involving the SAP Academic Department, is led by an international academic network, the European Research Centre for Information Systems (ERCIS), on behalf of T-Systems, a leading provider of IT solutions. The seminar was held in Germany.
In February 2013, students of the Higher School of Economics launched the King Matt Academy with the aim of providing learning assistance to orphaned children. Master’s degree student Vladimir Korshakov of the HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, who spearheads the project, recently gave us an interview.
Taking part in major international conferences and getting published in international academic journals is all in a day’s work for students working at the Scientific Laboratory for Research on Entrepreneurship (NULIP) at HSE. We asked Artyom Gudkov, a master’s student at ICEF and member of staff at NULIP to tell us about his work, published in the international peer-reviewed ‘Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship’.
Students at HSE work with the international voluntary organisation “Best buddies”, an NGO, which facilitates socialising and friendships with people who have learning difficulties. HSE student Maria Koisina told us about it.
The HSE Law Faculty team are finalists for the first time in the Russian stage of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Competition which finished on February 3rd. The competition started in 1960 when it was between two teams at the Harvard Faculty of Law (on Cuban agricultural reform), since when it has travelled around the world. The competition acquired the name of the famous American international lawyer and judge at the International Court from 1961 to 1970, Phillip C. Jessup (1897-1986)
We’re not indifferent, we won’t walk past someone in trouble – that’s the motto of the student charity “ICEF Outreach”. It was set up by a group of enthusiasts at ICEF a few years ago and since then has grown to bring together dozens of people across all the faculties of HSE. Chief coordinator of the project Anastasia Fedorova, told us about their most recent activities and trips to orphanages.