A Unique International Partnership
The Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod continues to expand its international cooperation with the world's leading universities. In October 2013, the HSE signed an exclusive partnership agreement with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China.
The Southwest University of Political Science & Law in Chongqing (SWUPL) ranks among China's top five law schools.
The HSE will be the only university in Russia to offer bilateral educational and academic mobility programmes jointly with the Southwest University of Political Science and Law. Future plans include joint comparative law studies.
Both universities will implement the same bachelor's and master's courses to train students to operate in a global economy with sufficient qualifications to practice law and to do business in Russia and in China—skills with high international relevance.
Russian-Chinese relations are developing rapidly, and over the past three years China has been Russia's largest trading partner. Experts estimate the 2012 bilateral trade volume at a record US$88.16 billion. The number of Chinese companies doing business in Russia is increasing exponentially, but Russia lacks trained professionals fluent enough in Chinese to conduct business negotiations and versed in the specifics of doing business in China. The bilateral courses are designed to fill this gap.The partnership agreement between the HSE and the SWUPL provides for student and teacher mobility, mutual student internships with leading companies in both countries, and joint research. The proposed bachelor's and master's courses have been developed jointly between the two universities. The first group of SWUPL students will visit the HSE in Nizhny Novgorod in the summer of 2014 as part of the annual Summer Language School.
HSE Lyceum senior Dmity Shcheglov was the first Lyceum student to participate in the international Chinese studies competition, which was held in Zhengzhou from October 17 to November 3. He placed among the top ten finalists from Europe.
The Master's Programme ‘Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia’ gives students the opportunity to study Asian countries not only in theory but in practice, thanks to academic mobility programmes at partner universities in China and other countries. HSE News Service spoke with three students of the programme about three aspects of their experiences—study, communication and food.
In early December 2017, Beijing hosted an international law school student forum ‘One Belt – One Road’, which attracted students from European and Asian universities. Three students from the HSE Faculty of Law took part in the event. Danil Drozd, Natalia Subbotina, and Rozalya Sharipzyanova recently shared their impressions with the faculty’s news service.
Russian and Chinese researchers will join forces to study the two countries’ education systems and develop possible strategies for their further modernisation over the period to 2030, in a new joint project set to run for a decade.
The VII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations ‘Economic Instruments of Foreign Policy in the Modern World’ was held on July 6-13 at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow) in full cooperation with the East China Normal University (Shanghai) and with the support of the Gorchakov Fund.
HSE recently committed to developing a Chinese version of the university’s Admissions site, which is the result of a joint effort by the Online Media Unit, the School of Asian Studies, and Chinese students at HSE. Rather than a ‘brochure-type’ webpage, the site contains nearly all information needed for Chinese students to enrol in undergraduate, Master’s and doctoral programmes offered by HSE. This means that a prospective students from China are not only able to read about HSE, but to complete an online form and even check whether they can receive a scholarship.
The International Summer School on Educational Finance was held on July 3-10 in Beijing. The event was organized by HSE Institute of Education and the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University (CIEFR). Questions of educational financing were considered in the context of globalization and assessing students’ educational achievements.
On 5th February, American diplomat and political scientist Henry Kissinger visited the HSE Faculty of World Economics and International Affairs. On Kissinger’s initiative the meeting was organised as a seminar for a dozen or so of the brightest young academics at HSE, MGIMO and RAS institutes. The best master’s students were also invited. The event was chaired by Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty.
On 22 January, 2016 Judd Kinzley, Assistant Professor at the Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA gave a presentation, ‘Wartime Atrocities and the Historical Legacies of World War II in China’at the academic seminar of the HSE International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences.