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Brand New HSE Day: Discussions about the Future, Student-Led Workshops, Music, and Sports

Brand New HSE Day: Discussions about the Future, Student-Led Workshops, Music, and Sports

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On September 10, students, faculty, alumni, and viewers from all over the world will celebrate one of HSE’s biggest events together. This year, for the first time ever, HSE Day will be held online. Read on to find out what activities await guests on the four virtual stages of the online campus.

For eight years in a row, HSE Day at Gorky Park has been the first place where prospective and first-year students immerse themselves in academic and student life at HSE. As for the rest of the HSE family, the event is the long-awaited reunion that concludes every summer. This year, organizers are not letting the pandemic put a damper on everyone’s favorite annual celebration: this year’s HSE Day—Brand New HSE Day—will be held online in an innovative, interactive format.

Andrey Lavrov, Director for Public Relations, HSE University

Andrey Lavrov, Director for Public Relations, HSE University

We were faced with the need to completely rethink the format and programme of everyone’s favourite HSE event, and we immediately understood that it would be different this year. Brand New HSE Day is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a university no matter where you are or whether you are a student.

During the event, guests will be able to:

Find out what the future holds on the event’s biggest stage, HSE PRO Future

The main stage will feature discussions, talks by invited speakers, and videos about trends in the coming decades that are important for life at HSE University.

A talk by Alexander Chulok, Director of Centre for Science and Technology Foresight of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, will open the PRO dialogue series. The series will focus on questions such as: Which professions will become obsolete and which ones are being transformed by technology? What should one do today in order to gain the necessary competencies in time? These questions apply to everyone, regardless of age. Mikhail Blinkin, Dean of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development, and Nikolay Kurichev, Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, will visit the studio to talk about whether residents will be able to influence the urban infrastructure and what shape processes of urbanization will take in the next decade.

Dmitry Dagayev, Head of the Laboratory of Sports Studies, will predict future sports champions, and Anna Kolchina, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, will share her thoughts on what will replace TV addiction in the future.

In addition, there will be a discussion between Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and a special guest on the future of the economy, society, and HSE University.

The programme will also feature presentations of the HSE campuses in Nizhny Novgorod, St. Petersburg, and Perm; stories about the latest university news; new student life tips; historical building tours; and meetings with alumni.

HSE Day 2017
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Immerse yourself in university life at the Meet HSE University stage

Visitors to this stage will go on a virtual historical tour through the buildings of HSE and learn about the University’s countless faculties.

From the Social Lift programme to student government, from the features of academics at HSE and the Lyceum to research projects, from supervision to field projects across Russia, from online education to academic mobility—all aspects of HSE life will be presented here. By the way, the stage hosts will be Victoria Zemlyak and Vladimir Mikheev, the creators of the popular science podcast Neurochai (or ‘Neurotea’) and graduates of HSE’s master's programme in Cognitive Sciences: From Neuron to Cognition, who know the trajectory of education at HSE from the inside.

Hear about opportunities for international students at the HSE International stage

What programmes does HSE University offer for international students? Is it possible to apply to HSE through the Student Olympiad? What are the most popular master's programmes among international applicants? The speakers of the HSE International stage will share their answers to these questions and more.

HSE’s Vice Rector in charge of HSE’s international relations, Ivan Prostakov, will deliver opening remarks, and then viewers will learn firsthand what foreign students think about their Russian alma mater, learn about the Summer University, figure out what opportunities HSE has to offer for studying Russian and foreign languages, and have the opportunity to ask university representatives questions. The working language of the stage is English with Russian subtitles.

HSE Day 2018
© HSE University

Have fun with STUDLIFE

Be sure to visit Brand New HSE Day’s most vibrant, creative, and active stage, Studlife. Student organization members will acquaint guests with HSE’s extra-curricular offerings. The programme features an intriguing ‘roast’ of HSE’s mascot, the Crow, a dynamic Dance Battle, and musical performances with unusual musical instruments. Student organizations have prepared many online activities that will only be available on the day of the broadcast: an online game dedicated to waste sorting at HSE; master classes in dance, yoga, sign language and cooking; and, of course, the ‘Path of the First-Year’ ​​quest.

But that's not all! The details of the first ‘distributed-format’ HSE Pulse race, as well as the long-awaited names of the concert headliners, will be announced soon. For updates, follow Brand New HSE Day on social media!

See also:

'The More Multidimensional Your Education, the Better Prepared You Are for Life’s Surprises'

What should an undergraduate education entail? How do the minors benefit students? How will people interact with machines? These were some of the questions discussed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Elana Bunina, Yandex General Director in Russia, in a conversation about future professions at HSE Day.  

10 Promises Made by HSE on HSE Day

In 2020 the world changed, and so did HSE. Classes were held over Zoom, exams were taken online with proctoring, Meladze performed online at the graduation ceremony, and HSE Day became Brand New. The festival’s main stage area was called ‘HSE PRO Future’—because, after all, the future is important for any university. It’s why we do what we do. Read on to find out what the next 10 years hold in store for HSE, and what HSE, which has already changed this year, holds in store for us. Below are 10 promises made by HSE on its most important day.

Attend the Brand New HSE Day on September 10

This year, for the first time in its history, one of HSE’s biggest events will be held online. Expertise and a casual atmosphere, science and games, music and sports – everything we love about it will remain, but thanks to the endless possibilities of the virtual reality, anyone from any part of the world can join the festivities of the Brand New HSE Day.

From Music to Sports: What to Do at HSE Day 2019

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.

Lectures, Master Classes, Music, and Sports: HSE Day at Gorky Park

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!

HSE Day 2018: Photo Report

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!


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HSE Day 2018. Online Broadcast

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Six New Things to See on HSE Day 2018

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HSE Day For Everyone

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.