At the end of June, HSE University hosted Reklamathon, an inter-university hackathon in which participants must develop a prototype product for forecasting the effectiveness of advertising campaigns on social media. The event was organised by HSE University’s Data-Driven Communication master’s programme, which trains communications industry specialists. The hackathon’s assignments and judges were arranged by MTS, Russia’s largest digital ecosystem.
HSE University’s team Algorithmic Heist was among the winners of the 5th-anniversary Leaders of Digital Transformation hackathon, one of the country’s major IT competitions. More than 7,000 programmers, analysts, designers, marketers, project engineers, and IT entrepreneurs from across Russia and 37 other countries took part in the hackathon. The competition ended with a three-day final and an award ceremony held in Moscow in mid-June.
On June 20, the HSE Cultural Centre hosted an open talk with Vladimir Verkhoshinsky, CEO of Alfa-Bank. The meeting was organised by the HSE Business Club, the largest student entrepreneurial community in Russia. The financier told HSE University students about his personal career path, gave advice on how to succeed in life, and shared the secret of the company’s success.
During the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, HSE University-St Petersburg hosted Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser bin Jasim Al Thani, Ambassador of Qatar to the Russian Federation.
Nizhny Novgorod has hosted the Investment Leaders Forum organised by the Nizhny Novgorod Region Development Corporation jointly with executive authorities under the patronage of Nizhny Novgorod Region Governor Gleb Nikitin. The participants discussed the region's investment potential and highlighted the best practices in investment attraction and the support and implementation of investment projects. The forum was partnered with HSE University.
HSE University took the first place in the TOP-COMM ranking of organisations in the field of corporate communications and relations in Russia. For the second year in a row, Andrey Lavrov, Senior Director for Communications at HSE University, was recognised ‘for the most effective work in the field of external communications of corporations in Russia.’ He also topped the ranking of communication managers in the field of education and science.
On May 27 and 28, the Telling Stories festival was held at HSE University on Pokrovsky Bulvar. The event, launched six years ago at HSE University’s Faculty of Creative Industries, consistently attracts leading experts from the fields of new media, digital industry, cinema, marketing and communications, art, design and fashion. This year’s programme included lectures, interviews, performances, workshops, screenings, and discussions on topics relevant to the creative community.
Trang Ly is a 25-year-old master’s student from Vietnam. In addition to her studies on the Critical Media Studies programme at HSE University-Moscow, she works as a composer and contributes to the Life in Moscow series on the university’s website. In her interview, she talks about the unusual events she has helped organise, the many opportunities available to foreign students at HSE, and much more.
A joint team of students from HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN) won the main prize of the Smart Campus student hackathon and a certificate for 25 million roubles to create an inter-university IT centre. The award was presented by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko.
On May 27, the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship, HSE University’s Cultural Centre hosted HSE Business Club, an annual student entrepreneurial forum. Three years ago, the HSE Business Club initiative group opened the forum as a platform for entrepreneurs to exchange experiences. Now it is the largest student business forum in the CIS. This year, a record number of 1,900 guests registered for the event.