Nikolay Kuzin, a 2011 graduate of ICEF, is brand manager at Sanofi Pasteur (France), a company that has been manufacturing vaccines for many years and where he oversees the launch of new products in Eastern European markets. We spoke with Nikolay about how he combines the background in finance with the administrative responsibilities in his position, about the unique nature of French master’s programmes, about how long it really takes to develop a vaccine, and about why Europeans trust medical developments in their countries.
July 12 saw the YouTube release of the music video for the track ‘Amanat’ by the Tatar indie folk band Juna. The video was directed by Evgenia Sheinina, now a fourth-year student of the bachelor's programme in Animation and Illustration at HSE Art and Design School. She worked on the animated video across two modules with her supervisor Igor Kovalev. Evgenia spoke to HSE News Service about this unusual project.
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.
‘Successful Financial Analysts Must Have a Broad Outlook, a Certain Share of Cynicism, and Common Sense’
In autumn 2021, the HSE Banking Institute will launch a new online master’s programme, Master of Finance, on Coursera. The educational content is based on HSE’s Financial Analyst master’s programme. Sergey Trofimov, a graduate of the programme, spoke about its benefits and the competencies required of financial analysts.
HSE University continues to develop its new study format for students embarking on a research career: the Combined Master's-PhD track. This year, there will be 75 places for Master’s students on the track—two thirds more than last year. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin talks about the appeal of the combined-track option, how to enrol, and the achievements of last year’s applicants.
How to bring together artificial intelligence, robotics and art? Will a robotic artist be commercially successful? Does the state need private space companies? What difficulties can entrepreneurs who decide to pursue Elon Musk’s path expect? Graduates of the HSE Department of Innovation Management have tried to answer these and other questions. At their theses defence, Davit Meliksetyan and Alexei Baskakov presented their studies on ‘Start-Up as a Thesis’ about creating one’s own business projects. The HSE News Service talked to the graduates about the topic of their theses, and their relevance and potential for the future.
Starting September 1, 2021, HSE University-Moscow is introducing new safety policies on campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They apply to students over 18 years old who have not had COVID during the last six months, have not been vaccinated (with a Russian or a foreign vaccine), nor have a medical exemption from vaccination. Free vaccination will be available on campus to all arriving students.
The Bank of Russia and HSE University have agreed to establish a joint department. The decision was approved by HSE Academic Council. Ksenia Yudaeva, First Deputy Governor of the Bank of Russia, was appointed Head of the Department.
The new unified standard provides a general framework for developing Master’s programmes and delegates the determination of specific professional skills, types of career activities and key learning outcomes to programmes themselves, as well as recommending particular courses to students. Which tracks did programmes select? What are the opportunities and risks under the new standard? How much do students demand individualization and a project component in their education?The HSE Look posed these and other questions to the Dean of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and Academic Supervisors of three programmes offered at HSE University.
At the end of 2020, the Academic Council of HSE University approved a new educational standard for Master’s programmes, which expands learners’ options in designing their own educational trajectories. It also places a bigger emphasis on project work. The standard will take effect in the 2021/2022 academic year for 33 participating programmes at the pilot stage.The HSE Look met with Sergey Roshchin, Vice Rector for the University’s degree programmes, and discussed the new measures.