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Today HSE is celebrating HSE Day at Gorky Park. A rich programme has been prepared that has something to spark anybody’s interest. Tents will be set up around the park with representatives from all faculties of the Higher School of Economics, and attendees will have the chance to meet some of Russia’s leading academics and politicians. It will also be possible to talk with university instructors in an informal setting and even go for a stroll along the Moskva River embankment with the university’s rector. This year's HSE Day will include a new sports and entertainment event called Reforma Fitness School, which will bring together lovers of dance and fitness. This celebration is an excellent opportunity for everyone not only to walk around and have fun, but to become part of the HSE family as well! Follow our live broadcast on the website.

Our broadcast is over. Thank you for following. Photo report of the event will be published tomorrow on our website.

Guests of the event enjoy the performance of Alexander Vasiliev and 'Splean'. 

Matriculation ceremony for undergraduate students has started.

Yaroslav Kuzminov addressed the students from the main stage:
‘You’ve come through a fierce selection process exclusive to just a few universities in the country. You’ll push yourselves to the limit here, one or two will fall by the wayside but the dropout rate is going down, which shows that you’re the ones who started working hard at 14. If you want to have a brilliant career, you need to work very hard and you’ll start doing that here. But, don’t worry, we’re just as good as lazy people at having fun.’
HSE Rector Kuzminov explained that HSE is a research university. It has researchers as well as teaching professors, so students have the opportunity to see projects and research work in action.
He asked the new first years’ to pay attention to the numerous professionals around them who are on the lookout for potential new recruits. The sooner both sides find each other, he said, the better.
And finally, he warned, ‘change is coming, things are changing all the time and the important thing is to be leading the way.’

Alexander Shokhin, HSE President has also joined the event!

hse_live Lively dancing near HSE Chamber of Nationalities#hseday2015

Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Superviser has also joined the event!

hse_live Poetry Contest 'Poetry Fresh Open Air'. #hseday2015

One of HSE Day's most notable events – Dance Battle is taking place on HSE stage. This is a lively project that will excite modern dance fans. Nine teams compete to be crowned winner of their respective dance category, of which there will be three: lady’s dance, break dance and hip-hop. Come watch them light up the dance floor!

HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov has joined the event!

More from HSE Open Talks - Lodhi Iftikhar is talking about Russian-Chinese energy bargain.

International students treat themselves to hot tea and cracknels at Russian tearoom.

hse_live Spiritum Saeculorum historic reenactment club offers a taste of fencing. #hseday2015

At HSE Open Talks Emiliano Catonini, Assistant Professor at ICEF, is talking about decision-making.

Sergey Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, and beautiful HSE girls. Photo by nvictoriaaa

hse_live Even squirrels came to have fun at HSE Day!

hse_live Students play 'I bet you will' and eat bananas with wasabi, chili and garlic. The participants are bravely holding back the tears. #hseday2015

Students have fun with reversing goggles at the Research and Technologies event.

hse_live Students of the School of Design show their work at HSE Fashion Show at Gorky park. #hseday2015

hse_live Human Foosball match ‘Against Illiteracy’ is like the classic game of table football, but played on field with real people. #hseday2015

HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin is giving an interview to 'Silver Rain' reporter. 

International students take part in a dance contest. The participants improvise as the music changes. The audience will choose the best couple.

Iliya Kiriya, Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, is ready for any weather surprises.

 hse_live HSE Day has officially started! People are coming to the park. #hseday2015

 hse_live HSE’s mascot has arrived at Gorky Park! Photo: @alen_sim #hseday2015 #вшэ


Student volunteers are in high spirits before the start of HSE Day.

Check out the map of Gorky Park. Choose which activity zones you would like to visit.

HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin is talking about what students can expect at HSE.

Student volunteers are getting ready to help conduct various activities.

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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

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HSEcoins have been donated by HSE students to finance student projects over the first few days of a new crowdfunding platform’s existence.

HSE Day 2018. Online Broadcast

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Six New Things to See on HSE Day 2018

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