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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.’

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proposals for new international laboratories at HSE University have been received from researchers from Belgium, the UK, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Norway, the USA, Estonia, and Japan.

Continuing Last Year’s Success at the Upcoming Conference in Applied Economics

The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics will be held at HSE University on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the upcoming full-day event, which features eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe and concludes with an evening dinner.

Winners of the II International Economics Olympiad Announced in St. Petersburg

On July 31, the II International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students came to a close in Saint Petersburg. In the team competition, the Brazilian team won the gold medal, while teams from China won silver and bronze. One of Russian teams placed fifth.

HSE Students Go to Asia to Study Local Specifics of Economics, Politics, and Cultures

The HSE University and Kyung Hee University double degree programme ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ is currently enrolling students. Its academic supervisor, Denis Shcherbakov, spoke about the advantages of the programme, internships at Asian universities and companies, as well as the new focus on Southeast Asia.

Second International Economics Olympiad Opens at HSE University in St. Petersburg

On July 24, the second annual International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students kicked off at HSE University in St. Petersburg. The competition is organized by HSE University with the support of Sberbank. Students from 24 countries will compete over the course of a week. The winners will be able to enroll in any HSE Economics programme in 2020 with a full tuition scholarship.

What Does the Lens of Gender Reveal?

In June, faculty members from HSE’s School of Cultural Studies, the School of Philosophy, and the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities met with colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a Russian art historian to participate in a round table on the importance of gender studies in the humanities. The researchers discussed questions such as what historians, philosophers, and historians can achieve when approaching their fields of study from the standpoint of gender studies, and what the state of gender studies is in contemporary Russia and abroad.

Participants of Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs Tackle Trade, International Institutions, and More

On Thursday, July 11, students and faculty of the International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs bid farewell with a festive awards ceremony and closing lecture by Professor Sergey Karaganov, Academic Supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.

‘It Is a Great Opportunity to Enhance Your CV and Meet Other Researchers’

One of the perks of studying at HSE University is its wide range of academic mobility programmes. Ksenia Semykina, a master’s student of Comparative Social Research, recently spent a semester at the Free University of Berlin with the support of an Erasmus+ scholarship. She shared some practical advice on how to live and study abroad with HSE News Service.

HSE University and UN-Habitat Sign Collaboration Agreement

HSE University and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme signed an agreement to conduct joint research on urban development. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and UN Under-Secretary-General Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who heads the UN-Habitat programme, signed the letter of intent at the recent Moscow Urban Forum, which was held on July 4-7 at Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.

University of London and HSE University Offer a Second Degree Programme in Law

Students who have been accepted to the HSE bachelor’s programmes in ‘Law’ and ‘Private Law’ may simultaneously enroll in the second degree programme at the University of London to supplement their basic training. The second degree programme is also open to external students and working professionals.