Applications Being Accepted for HSE's 2015 Summer University
The Summer University started at HSE in 2014, and has since been developing and growing rapidly. Classes in this year's programme will take place between June 22 and August 8. Applications will be accepted until May 1.
Here are the innovations you can expect to see at the 2015 Summer University:
1. Course variety
Not only does this year's programme have a larger number of the courses in the areas that are already customary and popular among students – those such as international relations, economics, Russian culture, and history – but an entirely new computer science division is being added as well. Instructors from the Faculty of Computer Science teach classes on both theoretical and practical topics such as computation theory, artificial intelligence, statistical diagnostics, natural language processing, distributed computing system creation, and compiler implementation. Both beginner and experienced programmers will be able to find something interesting at the Summer University.
Each participant in the Summer University can create his or her own academic plan, combining courses from various fields. Though there are no restrictions on the maximum number of classes that can be taken, students typically choose four or five courses, thereby receiving around 12 ECTS credits. The exact number of credits depends on the depth of the course, its difficulty, and its duration.
A full course catalogue for the Summer University can be found at the website.
2. Russian as a foreign language
The Russian as a foreign language course offering is expanding considerably. The Summer University will offer four levels ranging from beginner to advanced. ‘Russia has a lot of summer schools and classes in Russian as a foreign language, but it is only at HSE that Russian language courses come with such an intensive academic programme covering various fields of knowledge. It’s also important that students can receive ECTS credits for taking Russian language classes,’ Summer University Director Oksana Chernenko comments.
3. Doors now open to Russian students
Last year's Summer University saw the participation of students from 12 countries around the world. This year, Russian students from any of the country’s universities are able to join our foreign guests, making the university even more multinational. International students will have the opportunity to talk with Russian students both formally during classes and informally, as all international students will be offered a student ‘buddy’ from HSE who will help them get to know their way around Moscow and HSE. Last year’s buddies were a huge success, which is why the buddy programme is continuing this year.
4. Number of institutional partners increasing
This year, HSE's Summer University won the DAAD contest and has been included in the list of participants in the GoEast programme. Ten German students will have the chance to receive scholarships to take part in the Summer University. Aside from DAAD, the Summer University works with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education and Initiative for Russian Culture of American University (Washington, DC). These organizations provide competition-based financial support to students who want to participate in HSE’s Summer University.
Cooperation with South Korean universities is also expanding. Last year, a group of student's from Seoul National University of Science and Technology visited the Summer University, and students from Seoul National University are planning to visit this year.
The 2015 Summer University is offering students from partner universities a 20% discount. There is also a larger discount for groups of 15 people or more. Find more information about tuition and discounts on Summer University site.
5. The Summer University in St. Petersburg
This year, the Summer University is expanding geographically thanks to a week of classes that will be held in St. Petersburg. Students will have the chance to take classes taught by instructors from HSE’s St. Petersburg Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. These classes centre on analyzing Russia’s most important political institutions, as well as the country’s role in regional and world politics. Students will also become familiarized with macrosociological approaches to the problem of discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities, as well as the history of science and technology. The week of classes will take place in St. Petersburg from July 27 through August 1.
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.