Russian Prime Minister Congratulates HSE
Dmitry Medvedev, Russian Prime Minister, congratulates the Higher School of Economics on its 25th anniversary.
Congratulations on your 25th anniversary!
1992 was marked by the start of global reforms in Russia, liberalization of the economy, and the evolution of new market relations. That was the time when Russia was in an urgent need of professionals able to implement reforms. A unique university was created to solve these important challenges – the Higher School of Economics.
Over the last quarter of a century, your university has become an acknowledged centre of research and innovation that provides excellent conditions for acquiring in-depth knowledge and professional skills. At HSE, students can attend lectures by renowned professors, learn from authoritative scholars and professionals, and carry out research at high-end project laboratories, business incubators and analytical centres. They can turn intellectual findings into commercial products. Most importantly, here, they not only develop prestigious and necessary professions, but also help students unveil their potential, think unconventionally, generate interesting ideas, and solve complicated managerial problems.
Thousands of young people from all over Russia dream of enrolling in HSE every year. That’s because a degree from HSE signifies that one’s education meets the highest international standards. A spectacular example of this is your graduates who have achieved outstanding success in public service, business, and research. This is undoubtedly an achievement of the outstanding teaching staff.
I believe that the university won’t rest on its laurels but will further reinforce its authority through real actions.
I wish you further success and all the best.
This year’s Golden HSE awards ceremony took place on December 1 and saw a record number of nominees with 355 contenders for 10 different nomination categories. The winners of each category were determined in two stages. In addition, this year’s event was the second time the Golden Reference award was given out. This is an ‘award within an award’ that is given to the most-cited researcher.
The latest issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond informational journal is dedicated to HSE’s 25th anniversary. The issue opens with an interview with HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, where he talks about how the University was originally formed, its guiding principles and the development trajectories it aims to pursue.
This year HSE marks the 25th anniversary of its founding. While this would usually be cause for pomp, ceremony, and long speeches, we prefer to save those for our 100th anniversary, and instead to mark the occasion with wit – and declare it an ‘anti-versary.’
As we celebrate this year’s anniversary of HSE, we will not recall everything that has happened with the university since it was founded; its milestones have been recounted numerous times already. We will instead tell you about the most important things that have happened this year.