HSE Design School Students Win the Skolkovo Hackathon
A team of first and second year students on the Communication Design and Animation course, backed by senior Web Design students, has won the three-day hackathon Robodesign at Skolkovo. They produced the best results in the Graphic Interface TRIK Studio and Artistic model making categories.
The Hackathon which was part of the third International Conference Skolkovo Robotics, brings together the strengths of engineers and designers for the first time in Russia. Creators of new kinds of robot technology and makers of designs for real, existing models already launched on the robot market, joined in the competition. 25 student teams took part in the Hackathon.
The HSE Art and Design School team developed branding for the cybernetics designer TRIK, using children’s metal construction toys. The design is a collection of pieces which allow you to put together multiple different robotic models which can ‘see’, ‘hear’ and interact with objects around them.
HSE University has maintained its leading position in the ranking compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs. The ranking evaluated the websites of 65 Russian universities. HSE was awarded 104 points out of 108, increasing its position by 11 points on last year. HSE's closest rival ranked a further 17 points behind, which is a larger gap than previously.
The HSE’s business incubator was recognized by the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) as Incubator of the Year in the first youth internet entrepreneurship forum.
The Russian Tap-Dance Championships are part of the XIII World Dance Olympiad. HSE tap dancers are always among the winners, but this year’s haul was particularly rich.
Graduates of the joint FIFA/CIES – HSE programme in Sports Management have won the FIFA/CIES Network Prize for 2016 for their 360º Academy project. The winners were awarded their prize by Gianni Infantino.
Three HSE students of the educational programme in Asian and African Studies became winners of the 10th Interuniversity Olympiad in Arabic language.
A team from HSE has made it to the Regional Finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2015/2016, recently held in Chicago. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
The HSE’s Sona Hovsepyan Dance Company has won the grand prize at the Klyuchi (Keys) experimental dance festival, also taking home a cash prize and the right to perform and premier an original show at the 2017 festival.
Second year Software Engineering students Anton Kondrashov and Alexander Lazarenko have taken first place in the Robot Battle hackathon organized by Yandex. Participants had to write a bot for any popular messaging service, that could quickly and easily solve users’ payment problems.