Joint MA Programmes: A View from Italy
A press conference discussing further development of the double degree programme took place at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy. University Rector Alessandro Rugieri said that, in Italy people understand how important cooperation with Russia is – in particular cooperation with HSE in Nizhny Novgorod – which is home to over a million residents and plays a key role in the country’s economic life.
‘The agreement about a double diploma with HSE Nizhny Novgorod was signed several years ago, and we already have our first graduates. We carry out preparation for students in both universities, and thus this agreement fully covers the full cycle of education.’
‘This project has its roots in the distant past, in 2006,’ Professor Mauricio Mazzi said. ‘The University of Tuscia sought to take part in the Erasmus programme, and that kickstarted our cooperation. We carried out several joint conferences and working meetings, which created the foundations for our future work.’ Russian students arrive in Italy with a good knowledge of the Italian language – having studied it in Russia, and then continuing with classes at the university in Italy.
‘We try to do the same for our Italian students who go to study in Russia,’ Mazzi said. ‘And there is the option of studying in English in Russia.’
‘The HSE website is in Russian and English,’ Professor Giuseppe Iannello notes, ‘which is very important’.
Cooperation between the universities is developing dynamically, and we now offer expanded student choice.
‘There are students that can study individual subjects, while some are part of an Italian MA diploma course,’ Professor Pavel Malyzhenkov said. From this year, this cooperation also includes marketing-related subjects, and students from Viterbo attended a summer-school at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. In March, Professor Iannello visited HSE Nizhny Novgorod to give a series of lectures on financial reporting.
Italian students are also very pleased with how this project is developing.
‘This initiative has been a great success,’ said student Sara Manzi. ‘I have the opportunity to immerse myself in Russian culture. It would be great to expand this to other specialties.’
On May 23-24, following the Days of the International Academy of Education held earlier this week, the General Assembly of the International Academy of Education took place at HSE University Moscow. The assembly brings together education researchers and experts from all over the world, and this is the first time that the biannual meeting was held in Russia. Over the course of two days, members discussed joint projects and publications and met newly inducted members who had the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their research. Members also took part in small group discussions on a variety of topics, including digital literacy and math education.
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at the University’s International Activities
On March 20, a conference of HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked to some of the university leaders about what has changed in their area of responsibility over this period.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Kantor, Head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier visited HSE on Wednesday, 13 February, to give a lecture and meet with faculty and students. In addition to Professor Kantor and students of his International Laboratory, Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov and faculty and students of the School of Philosophy and the HSE Lyceum were in attendance. Vice Rector Prostakov delivered the opening remarks.
Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.
The two universities have signed a student exchange agreement. Now HSE students will be able to spend a semester in Shenzhen, while Chinese students get to spend a semester at HSE.