HSE Recognized by Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus
On March 20, the ceremony for the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovations in internationalization took place in New York. The Higher School of Economics became the first Russian university to receive honourable mention in Internationalizing the Campus category.
The Andrew Heiskell Award is an international prize that the Institute of International Education (IIE) created in 2001. It is given to universities around the world that have been most successful at internationalizing education. HSE received honourable mention in 2015 for its achievements in English-language instruction, as well as for bringing international students and faculty to campus, creating comprehensive international service centres, and organizing a comfortable bilingual academic atmosphere. With students from more than 60 countries and over 100 full-time foreign faculty members, HSE is leader in internationalizing higher education in Russia.
As noted in an issue of IIE Networker honouring the ceremony, ‘HSE’s Internationalization Program sets a successful example for higher education institutions in Russia – and any other country without a history of international activity at the university-level. Drawing from successful models at European and American universities, HSE brings new ideas to higher education in Russia, and demonstrates specific, replicable actions to attract and support foreign students.’
At a plenary session, HSE Vice Rector Sergei Erofeev gave a talk devoted to HSE’s plans for developing international education and advancing globally. ‘The Higher School of Economics has become the first Russian laureate of the prize, which will boost the university’s reputation and its global recognition considerably. This opens up new opportunities to internationalize both education and science at the Higher School of Economics, and this will help the university advance in global university rankings,’ he commented.
You can watch the video from the event here.
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