Open Houses for International Programmes
Interested in learning more about international programmes at HSE? Open House events are being held across HSE campuses in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. Prospective students and their parents are invited to attend and learn about HSE’s English-taught education programmes.
At HSE’s Moscow campus, an Open House will be held for the English-taught Economics and International Relations Bachelor’s programmes. Both are parallel-degree programmes, giving students the opportunity to earn undergraduate degrees from HSE and the University of London (with London School of Economics and Political Science serving as the lead college). At the event, attendees can meet with programme heads and current students, as well as learn about the programme curricula and application process.
HSE St. Petersburg will be holding International Open Houses on February 19, March 18 and April 8. Attendees will meet with faculty deans and programme academic supervisors, tour the campus, and meet with current students. The event will focus on the campus’s two English-taught Master’s programmes: Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts and Finance. Students can take entrance exams during these events and also learn how to apply for tuition-free government scholarships.
In Nizhny Novgorod, International Open Days sessions will be held on March 17-18 and April 9-10. In addition to a tour of the campus and information session, the event will include meetings with academic teaching staff and admissions counselors. Attendees will learn about the English-taught Global Business Master’s programme, as well as the campus’s many other Russian-taught programmes.
If you would like to visit one of HSE’s campuses and learn about education programmes outside one of these events, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. The International Admissions Office will be happy to arrange a campus visit for you.
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.
In March 2016, the School of Business Informatics (Faculty of Business and Management) at HSE was visited by a delegation from France’s University of Évry; in late 2015, a student exchange agreement was signed between HSE and this university. The delegation brought 19 students from the Master’s programmes in the field of big data at the University of Évry to Moscow.
‘Texts and Places: Introduction to Russian History, Language and Culture’ (I testi dei luoghi: introduzione alla storia, alla cultura e alla lingua russa), an international Spring School at HSE organized jointly by Julia Ivanova, leading research fellow at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, and the University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, took place from March 15 to 23.
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.
One of the HSE’s newly launched Master’s programmes – Population and Development – aims to train specialists who can develop solutions to many of today’s economic and social challenges. Taught entirely in English and offering courses in public administration, economics, demography and statistical analysis, the programme has partnerships with universities in France, Germany, Italy and Belgium.
Hamid Ait-El-Kaid is a second-year student from Morocco of the Master's programme in Political Analysis and Public Policy. His first exposure to HSE took place during a Winter School for prospective students in February 2014. After learning about the Public Policy programme, he decided to apply to HSE.