DAAD Increases Scholarships for German Students at HSE
Since 2013, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has cooperated with HSE. This year, a record number of scholarship places will be available for German students to study in HSE short-term programmes through the Go East initiative.
Last year, DAAD provided scholarships to students enrolling in HSE’s Summer University and the Topography of Imperial Power summer school at HSE St. Petersburg. This year, in addition to Summer University in Moscow and the summer school in St. Petersburg, German students can apply to take part in the Understanding Russian Economy in the Context of Crisis summer school at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. Ten scholarship places are available to German students in this new, highly topical programme, which will be held August 15-28, 2016. Another ten scholarships are available for Summer University, which will run from June 20 to August 20, 2016. Twenty scholarships are open for the Topography of Imperial Power School in St. Petersburg, to be held in September 2016 and supervised by Professor Dietmar Wullf. On the whole, the number of scholarship places on various summer programmes has risen from 25 in 2015 to 40 in 2016, presenting increased opportunities for German students.
In addition to these three summer opportunities, German students receive support from DAAD to study in Doing Business in Russia, HSE’s internship-focused half-year programme that provides students with professional experience through internships and training through workshops and seminars.
DAAD Go East scholarships are only valid for the specific programme dates listed above, however, scholarships recipients can choose to extend their studies at HSE. They are welcome to take more Summer University courses by paying the regular tuition fee or registering for other HSE summer schools.
HSE has signed an agreement for a double degree programme with the Free University of Berlin in Germany. The agreement encompasses the Master's programme in Comparative Social Research and its German counterpart will be the ‘East European Studies’ programme.
On July 5, the application window closed for international students who made it through the selection process for state-funded spots at the Higher School of Economics. Those students who were not selected are still able to apply to the university for tuition-paying spots, or can enrol in the university’s Preparatory Year programme.
International Spring School on Human Rights Debates Issues of Religion, Identity and Freedom of Conscience
In May, the HSE Voronovo Learning Centre hosted the International Spring School on Human Rights, a five-day educational retreat organized jointly by the HSE Department of Public Policy, the University of Bologna and the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
The Master’s programme in System and Software Engineering aims to provide students an opportunity not only to acquire the knowledge and experience they need in their chosen profession, but also to help them generate a systemic view on bringing resolutions to the difficult professional challenges they are certain to face in the future. Academic Supervisor Dmitry Alexandrov talks about programme features and international students share their experience of living and studying in Moscow.
Samira Verhees, a Ghent University alumna and doctoral student at the HSE School of Linguistics, spoke about her Caucasian studies.
The Master’s programme in Big Data Systems at the Higher School of Economics focuses on the value aspect of big data for large enterprises and the implementation of big data technology in enterprises. Two current students of the programme share their thoughts about what drew them to HSE to study big data, what they hope to gain from the programme and what advice they would give to prospective international students.
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Nicholas Howell is a PhD student at University of Oregon. He came to HSE Faculty of Mathematics on the invitation of his research advisor Vadim Vologodsky to do research during two months. In his interview Nick talks about his time in Moscow.