‘I understand that from the outside it looks funny to study at the HSE Lyceum and then start training to be a pilot’, he told the HSE news service. ‘But I chose the profession back when I was six years old. At that time, of course, it was a childhood dream through rose-coloured glasses. But when I was 12, I finally made the decision and began gathering information on how it’s possible to study to become a pilot and where the best place to study is.
‘I went to the HSE Lyceum as a safety net. My friend told me about it, and we went together for testing. In the end, I’m very happy that I went. These were two of the most interesting years of my life. Ordinary school wasn’t interesting to me, but here I would wake up every morning with pleasure’.
Of the 58 people from the first class of the HSE Lyceum, 38 have enrolled at HSE and 20 have enrolled at other leading universities in Russia (Moscow State University, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, MGIMO, Financial University, Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow State Pedagogical University, UVAUGA, and the Russian Law Academy at the Ministry of Justice) and abroad (Amsterdam Free University (VU University Amsterdam), and the Macromedia university (Berlin)).
On January 8-14, the city of Almaty hosted the International Zhautykovsky Olympiad (IZO) in mathematics, physics, and computer science. In the computer science competition, HSE Lyceum 11th grader Alexander Potapov won a bronze medal. 84 teams from 21 countries including Norway, Romania, the UAE, and Nepal participated in the Olympiad.
HSE Lyceum senior Dmity Shcheglov was the first Lyceum student to participate in the international Chinese studies competition, which was held in Zhengzhou from October 17 to November 3. He placed among the top ten finalists from Europe.
This summer, students of Asian Studies at HSE Lyceum spent a month in China. They studied at Liaoning Normal University, visited ancient temples, and met the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Secretary-General. The students spoke to HSE News Service about their trip.
A video created by Polina Sotnikova, a student of the ‘Design’ programme at the HSE Lyceum, is being shown as part of the interactive exhibit Gogol in Moscow, which runs until June 2. The work, created in a motion design style, is currently being shown in the museum’s exhibit hall, which attracted tens of thousands of people on Museum Night.
Practically all events hosted by HSE Lyceum are accompanied by a charity fair organized by the student group, Charity Market. Money made from the market is donated to the animal support fund ‘Pick up a Friend’ and to the Kozhukhovsky Shelter, with whom Lyceum students have been cooperating for several years. The HSE news team has the latest news their interesting extracurricular projects.
The Moscow Centre for Continuous Mathematical Education, with the support of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, has prepared a list of Russia’s 500 best schools. The HSE Secondary School came 5th in the total ranking, rising five positions compared with last year.