HSE Boasts the Best English Website among Russian Universities
HSE University has maintained its leading position in the ranking compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs. The ranking evaluated the websites of 65 Russian universities. HSE was awarded 103 points out of 108, increasing its position by 11 points on last year. HSE's closest rival ranked a further 16 points behind, which is a larger gap than previously.
The ranking is compiled following a methodology that analyses separate sections of university websites. These included, among others: admissions, educational programmes, departments and faculties, research, library services and employment opportunities. A total of 108 parameters across 16 sections were taken into account. The ranking assessed the effectiveness of presenting information for various target audiences that include international applicants, students, alumni, researchers, institutional partners, ranking agencies, and journalists.
This ranking of English-language websites was compiled for the first time in 2015 and assessed 45 Russian universities at that time.
The HSE’s business incubator was recognized by the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) as Incubator of the Year in the first youth internet entrepreneurship forum.
The Russian Tap-Dance Championships are part of the XIII World Dance Olympiad. HSE tap dancers are always among the winners, but this year’s haul was particularly rich.
Graduates of the joint FIFA/CIES – HSE programme in Sports Management have won the FIFA/CIES Network Prize for 2016 for their 360º Academy project. The winners were awarded their prize by Gianni Infantino.
Three HSE students of the educational programme in Asian and African Studies became winners of the 10th Interuniversity Olympiad in Arabic language.
A team from HSE has made it to the Regional Finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2015/2016, recently held in Chicago. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
The HSE’s Sona Hovsepyan Dance Company has won the grand prize at the Klyuchi (Keys) experimental dance festival, also taking home a cash prize and the right to perform and premier an original show at the 2017 festival.
Second year Software Engineering students Anton Kondrashov and Alexander Lazarenko have taken first place in the Robot Battle hackathon organized by Yandex. Participants had to write a bot for any popular messaging service, that could quickly and easily solve users’ payment problems.
A project developed by a group of three HSE psychology students received the award for best biotech project at the Entrepreneurial Breakthrough of the Year competition held by the Skolkovo Moscow Business School. A grant to study at Skolkovo was awarded to Andrei Kislov, Egor Levchenko, and Egor Selivanov for their work on neuromarketing technology that determines the subjective cost of a good based on electroencephalographs.