HSEcoins have been donated by HSE students to finance student projects over the first few days of a new crowdfunding platform’s existence.
On September 13th, HSE Day, each HSE student received an HSEcoin worth 200 roubles, which can be divided into one hundred parts, and spent on supporting student projects until November 20.
As of today, the platform includes 10 projects. Students can support a ‘What? Where? When?’ HSE championship, the creation of a website for Russia’s biggest student media, help create a lounge in a dorm, and meeting rooms in study buildings, or help save the HSE rap battle space from being closed.
Currently, none of the projects has collected more than one third of the money requested. HSEcoin is following the classic crowdfunding rule: if the project raises over 70% of the requested funding within the time limit (no more than 30 days), the project is recognized as successful, and can use the money. If the project fails to reach the 70% mark, the HSEcoins will be returned to the donors.
University life is more than classes and academic conferences. Whether it’s music, creativity, sports, or volunteerism, HSE Day allows you to get to know lots of extracurricular activities and meet fellow HSE students with common interests. Below is a list of venues were you can do this.
On September 5, Gorky Park will transform into a large HSE University campus, open to all. HSE Day, first celebrated in 2012, has already become a tradition. Last year, more than 70,000 people attended the event. The celebration drew students new and old, faculty members, locals, and tourists. This year will be no exception!
At the beginning of the new academic year, HSE launched a new mechanism to support student projects called HSEcoin. The first phase of fundraising through this platform took place from September 13 to November 20. During this time, student projects managed to collect 5,069.14 HSEcoins, which equals more than one million roubles based on 2018 exchange rates. Below is a summary of the first phase of the HSEcoin campaign.
On September 13, we celebrated yet another HSE Day, our annual start-of-the-academic-year festival, which is followed the year’s tough road of studies. Let’s look at some pictures from the events at Gorky Park and relive its best moments!
Every year Moscow's Gorky park transforms into university campus for one day. A great range of events including lectures, workshops, sports, music, fashion shows, and meetings with HSE experts and invited guests are open to everyone. Follow our live updates from HSE Day in Gorky Park to see what we have prepared this year.
On September 13, the annual HSE Day will take place in Gorky Park. This is an exciting event, open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Every year, the choice of activities becomes longer and longer. Find out here what’s on offer – there’s something for everyone.
At the beginning of the new academic year, HSE launched a new mechanism for supporting student projects – HSEcoin. Now students will be the ones deciding how financing will be distributed to student initiatives.
On September 14, the Higher School of Economics celebrated its main holiday, HSE Day, for the sixth time. Not only HSE students and staff, but anyone living in Moscow could enjoy the event. Let’s see what it was like – lectures, music, dancing, sports, student initiation, rain, sun, and rainbow. Click on the photos to zoom in.
Today is the sixth time HSE has been celebrating HSE Day at Gorky Park. Open air lectures, science and technology platform, sport master classes, intellectual competitions and many more activities are open for everyone. If you are not in the park now, follow our live broadcast on the website. And don’t hesitate to join the celebration any moment!