First HSE International Summer University Begins
Over the course of six weeks, students from 12 countries, including South Korea, China, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, the U.S., Norway and others, will attend lectures, participate in seminars and master classes, and study Russian under the supervision of leading HSE instructors.
Giving a welcome speech to Summer University students, HSE Vice Rector Sergei Erofeev said this was the first time the HSE was carrying out the project, which is comparable to the leading foreign practice of organizing summer semesters that give students the opportunity to take the credits back to their 'home' universities.
‘Depending on the duration of the courses, our students will be able to receive between two and 12 credits through the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). We are certain that thanks to the rich experience in carrying out international summer schools at the HSE with significant elements of multidisciplinarity and with the use of the university’s substantial research and academic resources, the transition from a summer school format to a summer university format will be successful,’ the director of HSE’s centre for special international programmes, Oksana Chernenko, says.
As the Summer University’s organizers said, all 12 courses set in the programme will be conducted in English, and the university includes courses in Russian as a foreign language for varying levels of study – from beginning to advanced. In filling out an application to participate in the Summer University, students selected disciplines that interest them, and an individualized curriculum was created for each student based on this choice. Courses in 2014 are divided by theme into several sections: Political Science and International Relations, Economics, Society and History, and Culture. Cycles of classes are conducted by instructors of the Higher School of Economics who teach similar undergraduate and graduate courses at the HSE, but these classes were adjusted specifically for the Summer University programme.
All classes take place in Moscow at the HSE’s new building at 9-11 Myasnitskaya St. Over 40 students will participate in the HSE Summer University this year. They will have the opportunity to become familiarized with city sites, and participants can also visit museums and exhibitions. Volunteers from the Buddy student club will help foreign students get to know Moscow and the HSE.
Liudmila Mezentseva, HSE News Service
Photos by Evgeny Gladin
In early August, this year’s HSE Summer University comes to a close. For the first time, the school welcomed a group of Russian students from Far Eastern Federal University.
Every summer, HSE’s International Summer University attracts students, graduate students, post-docs, and professionals from around the world who wish to spend several weeks in Moscow to deepen their knowledge in a variety of fields. With the programme entering its second month, HSE News Service sat down with several students to talk about their impressions of it so far.
On June 24, HSE University held an opening ceremony for its International Summer University. Newly arrived students from 32 countries around the globe including Germany, the US, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and others were welcomed by First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev and Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov.
Every year, HSE Summer University creates new opportunities for its participants - both students and researchers. The programme is becoming more and more versatile and the range of fields of study is constantly growing. In 2018, about 200 international students from all over the world took part in the Summer University. This year, participants are invited to choose from a larger pool of courses and even travel to Siberia.
On August 16, the HSE Summer University officially came to an end. The graduation ceremony was an opportunity for participants, teachers and programme administrators to celebrate yet another successful season – and the Summer University’s fifth birthday.
The HSE Summer University is off to a strong start this year, and one of its programmes – the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Mathematics – has already been met with considerable enthusiasm by participating students. Designed for undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics or related areas, participants work on research projects under the supervision of distinguished mathematicians.
HSE’s Summer University officially opened on June 20. Now in its fourth week, the Summer University is in full swing at three of HSE’s four campuses– Moscow, St Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Participants continue coming to Russia for courses on topics such as politics, history, economics, and Russian and Eurasian cultures. Most courses last two to four weeks and all of them are taught in English.
In its fifth year already, the HSE Summer University was officially opened on June 20th by Vice Rector, Ivan Prostakov. Over the next 8 weeks, HSE will provide almost 200 students, PhD candidates, postdocs and professionals from all around the world with the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in a wide range of fields. Many of the courses, all of which are taught in English, focus on areas such as politics, history, economics, and Russian and Eurasian cultures.
The fourth HSE International Summer University has drawn to a close. The programme continues to grow and evolve. This year over 160 students from 46 universities came to HSE to take courses in International Relations & Politics, Computer Science, Russian Studies, Economics, Culture & History.
On July 21, students from Seoul National University presented their projects devoted to politics, economics and social sphere of Russia. Every year, within the framework of HSE Summer University, a group of South Korean students comes to Moscow to learn the Russian language and take 'Understanding Modern Russia' course. At the end of the course students prepare presentations based on the knowledge they have gained and their own research results.