HSE is Double Champion in Ultimate Frisbee
In February 2013, the annual Russian indoor student championship in ultimate Frisbee, Flying Spin, took place in Nizhny Novgorod. The HSE team won the championship.
Ultimate Frisbee is a team game with a flying disc that appeared in the USA in 1960s. The game is played by two teams on a rectangular pitch with zones at each end. The aim is to get the disc to a player from your team in the opponents’ zone. The first players of ultimate frisbee were students from Columbia High School who used to play with the plastic dishes from cherry pies – the ancestor of the modern frisbee.
This is the sixth annual Flying Spin championship in Russia and has become the main student tournament in ‘Ultimate’ in the country. For the second year running, the HSE team tasted victory: they beat the team from Lobachevsky State University in Nizhny Novgorod by 12-9. A year ago these two teams met in the semi-final, where the HSE made a fantastic comeback passing 4 frisbees right at the end of the game, to win 8-7.
Now the cup will spend at least a year at the HSE, and the team’s goal is now to defend their title in 2014. In addition to this, they are planning to repeat last year’s success in the largest student championship on grass, the Constructors’ Cup, which will take place in Moscow at the end of April, and of course, to take part in some international competitions.
The HSE’s women’s team also participated in the competition and won the award for ‘Spirit of the Games’, which they also won last year. The HSE women’s team was the only all-female team in the championship, and finished in 8th position.
A group from Brazil’s Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais visited the HSE to participate in a seminar that was part of the ‘Russia-Brazil Major Sport Events: Social Commotion in Global Media’ joint project.
of students who do not study in their hometown plan on returning home after graduation. This information comes from research by Professor Elena Varshavskaya of the HSE’s Department of Human Resources Management and Olga Choudinovskikh, Director of the HSE’s Centre for Migration Policy. The report is titled ‘Migration Plans for Graduates of Russia’s Regional Universities.’
HSE is beginning its 21st year and it promises to be an eventful one. The university needs to make another leap forward and improve its international competitiveness significantly. Here is Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov’s beginning of term address.
Maria Ashaeva and Anna Buzueva, students in the HSE-Nizhny Novgorod’s Faculty of Business Informatics and Applied Mathematics, together with other Russian students, have taken part in the EDUPASS Project (Education-Process-Analysis, Support and Service) seminar. This project, involving the SAP Academic Department, is led by an international academic network, the European Research Centre for Information Systems (ERCIS), on behalf of T-Systems, a leading provider of IT solutions. The seminar was held in Germany.
In February 2013, students of the Higher School of Economics launched the King Matt Academy with the aim of providing learning assistance to orphaned children. Master’s degree student Vladimir Korshakov of the HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, who spearheads the project, recently gave us an interview.
Taking part in major international conferences and getting published in international academic journals is all in a day’s work for students working at the Scientific Laboratory for Research on Entrepreneurship (NULIP) at HSE. We asked Artyom Gudkov, a master’s student at ICEF and member of staff at NULIP to tell us about his work, published in the international peer-reviewed ‘Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship’.
Students at HSE work with the international voluntary organisation “Best buddies”, an NGO, which facilitates socialising and friendships with people who have learning difficulties. HSE student Maria Koisina told us about it.
The HSE Law Faculty team are finalists for the first time in the Russian stage of the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Competition which finished on February 3rd. The competition started in 1960 when it was between two teams at the Harvard Faculty of Law (on Cuban agricultural reform), since when it has travelled around the world. The competition acquired the name of the famous American international lawyer and judge at the International Court from 1961 to 1970, Phillip C. Jessup (1897-1986)