• A
  • A
  • A
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • ABC
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
  • А
Regular version of the site

Eight HSE University Students Win Leaders of Russia Competition

Eight HSE University Students Win Leaders of Russia Competition

Photo courtesy of Leaders of Russia organizing committee

The Leaders of Russia competition is the flagship project of the Russia — Land of Opportunity presidential platform. This year, 15,420 people signed up for the Student category of the competition, 127 of whom made it to the final and 54 were named winners.

Among them were eight HSE University students: Alexander Aksyutin, Nikita Zaripov, Maria Korolkova, Nina Kulyulina, Kirill Medvedev, Alan Nartikoev, Mikhail Olyanchuk, and Kirill Fedorov.

Alexey Komissarov, Director of the Russia — Land of Opportunity non-profit organization

 

‘The competition got a fresh coat of paint when students joined it. We saw your analytical, leadership and organizational abilities, even in those of you with no management experience. Some of your parents, relatives and mentors also took part in Leaders of Russia—you could say that this project brings generations together.'

The finalists of the competition worked in teams to present their solutions to cases and real-world issues. Their management, analytical and creative skills were assessed by experts.

‘There are two components to ensuring objective assessment. The first is to properly prepare the judges using standardized technologies. The experts undergo training and have a clear understanding of the principles and rules of assessment. The second component is the methodology itself. In the final stages, the experts observe all participants and analyze how they interact with their teammates,’ explained Elena Kadyrova, member of the competition’s expert panel.

The Leaders of Russia management competition is one of 26 projects of the Russia — Land of Opportunity platform established at the direction of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The platform’s goals are to create the conditions to improve social mobility, facilitate personal and professional fulfilment, and create effective social elevators in Russia.

Maria Korolkova, third-year Political Science student 

Photo courtesy of Leaders of Russia organizing committee

‘I applied to the Leaders of Russia competition because my mentor won in the Adult category and it inspired me. Plus, events like this always bring together talented people who not only interest and inspire you, but who you can start new projects with.

I really enjoyed solving cases in the competition. They were genuinely interesting and relevant, and solving them required not just management skills, but a structured problem-solving approach, general knowledge and an understanding of modern trends.

Our team members had the perfect mix of competencies and areas of interest. We not only solved tasks quickly, but we agreed to keep working together on a new project that combines IT and political science.

A key ingredient to winning the competition is the ability to factor in the interests of the people around you and to base your findings on data when solving cases. The leaders of tomorrow aren’t people who quickly and effectively solve cases by overcoming obstacles while believing that the ends justify the means—they are people who genuinely care about others.’

Nikita Zaripov, fourth-year Political Science student

Photo courtesy of Leaders of Russia organizing committee

‘Leaders of Russia is a management competition, so I treated it as a challenge that would let me test my limits, as well as identify my management strengths and areas to work on.

The competition attracts the best of the best—for each finalist, there were 121 candidates. It was a real challenge to get my opinion across to people with different, sometimes contradictory, viewpoints and defend it (that’s where my political science skills came in handy). There was an atmosphere of cooperation on the team, which turned the competition into a platform for dialogue and meeting new people.

For me, winning was the result of three years of working on myself. I’ve taken part in lots of team events and competitions that influenced my future growth and development. And perhaps being able to commit to the team, rather than show off as an individual, was the key factor in winning.’

See also:

MIEM Student Wins Gold in DigitalSkills 2021

DigitalSkills 2021, the 3rd WorldSkills Industry Championship in the field of information technologies, took place in the Republic of Tatarstan at the end of September. Alexey Shadrunov, a student of HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM), won a gold medal in ‘Corporate Protection Against Internal Threats to Information Security’.

International High School Students Can Apply to HSE Global Scholarship Competition Until October 10

The Global Scholarship Competition is one of HSE University’s most significant international projects. In 2022, it will take place for the ninth time. More than 4,000 participants join the Competition every year, and the number is growing annually. This year’s Competition will run from October 20 to October 30. It offers a great opportunity to enrol at HSE University as early as this December.

High School Students from 46 Countries to Participate in the 2021 International Economics Olympiad

More than 200 high school seniors representing 46 national teams will compete for the title of the world's best young economists in July at the 4th International Economics Olympiad (IEO). The competition will be held online from July 26 to August 1. All the participants have won competitions in economics and financial literacy in their home countries. HSE University is the general partner of the Olympiad.

International Economics Olympiad Participants Hold an Open Online Competition

The IEOx Winter Challenge, a two-week international online competition for junior and senior high school students, organized at the initiative of the International Olympiad in Economics, recently came to a close. Students solved a business case and economic tasks in addition to participating in a financial literacy game on a special online simulator.

‘If You Are Talented, You Have Every Chance of Getting a Full Scholarship at HSE’

Nadezhda Lozina, graduate of the master's programme in Applied Cultural Studies, came to HSE University from Moldova. Nadezhda told HSE news service about  the process of enrolling at HSE University and what role the HSE Global Scholarship Competition has played in her life.