Students from more than 20 countries and almost 200 international staff members currently study and work at HSE. With this in mind, HSE Day in Gorky Park will offer a platform for intercultural communication in the most varied of fields, from music to breaking stereotypes about certain countries and cultures. Here, international students will take the lead, and you’ll be able to learn about various cultures first-hand.
The special HSE Day will demonstrate real science to its guests at the ‘Science and Technology’ platform. The achievements will be showcased by HSE MIEM, the School of Psychology, and HSE Lab (HSE Prototyping Centre). They will answer the trickiest questions put by the geeks. You’ll be able to get hands on and investigate the technological achievements on display and even test them yourself.
The Russian social network VK (Vkontakte) is holding a festival in St. Petersburg July 16-17. In addition to concerts by popular groups, sports events and a number of other attractions, visitors will be able to attend lectures by people including representatives of HSE and HSE Lab.
At Yale, a Glee Club is an essential part of the university tradition. There are three groups there: the The Whiffenpoofs is the oldest choir, founded in 1909, the Yale Russian Chorus, and finally, the SOBs – the group with the most unusual repertoire, and who recently came to Moscow to perform at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and also at HSE.
Undergraduate and master’s students of the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, together with the School of Sociology and School of Political Science are launching a research project on the need for design solutions in Moscow’s districts.
At this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, students from the HSE School of Design debuted their latest collection, which included diverse colour schemes, prints, and fabrics that all reflected the web-punk aesthetic known for its different shapes and flat design.
Fashion students at HSE’s School of Design will hold a fashion show featuring their collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which takes place in Moscow March 11-16.
On 10th February the exhibition of light installations, holograms and OptoClones®, ‘Magic of Light’ organised by ITMO University, St Petersburg and the Hellenic Institute of Holography opened to the public at the Saltykov-Chertkov mansion on Myasnitskaya Ulitsa. HSE has contributed some of the works in the exhibition.
Before the long winter break, the HSE news service asked researchers and lecturers at the university for recommendation on what to read during the holidays. We asked them to name two books each, one that they have read ‘for pleasure’ and another one related to their area of professional interest that is easily accessible for everyone. The result is that our selection includes detective stories, forecasts on the development of a civilization with artificial intelligence, a novel on experimental relations between four adults, and a book about primates, which takes a curious look at human behaviour.
On December 25th, 2015, the HSE Academic Council summed up the results of the university’s teaching and learning activities over the past year. Here are some facts and figures from Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin’s presentation.