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Erasmus at Its Very Best: HSE and King’s College London Launch an Erasmus+ Exchange Programme

The Higher School of Economics (HSE) and King’s College London, United Kingdom, are pleased to announce a new Erasmus+ academic exchange and mobility programme for students, researchers and staff for the 2016/17 academic year. This exchange programme is headed and coordinated by the Saint-Petersburg Campus of HSE (HSE – St. Petersburg) and the King’s Russia Institute accordingly.

For HSE students and scholars, this agreement with one of the world’s most renowned and top ranked universities provides access to a wide range of study and research opportunities in the capital of the United Kingdom, a country with a solid and rigorous academic tradition. For King’s, this first ever exchange agreement with a Russian university opens a gate to engage directly with one of the world’s most fascinating countries and cultures.

'This is an important and exciting development for HSE and is a particular boost to our international strategy at the St. Petersburg campus,' said Professor Christopher Gerry, Chair of the Internationalisation Steering Group at HSE St. Petersburg. 'Having the opportunity to engage with one of the world’s leading universities across multiple disciplines at undergraduate, postgraduate and faculty level takes us into new territory and will provide Russian students and staff with fantastic opportunities that they otherwise would have been denied in the current economic climate. This is Erasmus at its very best.' 

The HSE-King’s-Erasmus+ exchange programme will run in the 2016/17 academic year and covers a range of disciplines taught at both universities. Particular focus has been identified in the fields of sociology, Russian and Eurasian studies, history, mathematics and informatics, and management.

The programme will allow up to 30 undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD students, as well as academic and professional services staff, to travel from HSE to King’s or from King’s to HSE over the 2016/17 academic year.

From the Higher School of Economics to King’s College London:

  • Undergraduate mobility: 6 students, for a total of 32 months (up to 6 months per student)
  • Taught postgraduate mobility: 4 students, for a total of 32 months (up to 8 months per student)
  • Postgraduate research mobility: 2 students, for a total of 6 months (up to 3 months per student)
  • Teaching mobility: 2 academic staff members, for a total of 28 days (up to 2 weeks per staff member)
  • Training mobility: 1 professional services staff member, for a total of 14 days

From King’s College London to the Higher School of Economics:

  • Undergraduate mobility: 6 students, for a total of 38 months (up to 6 months per student)
  • Taught postgraduate mobility: 3 students, for a total of 9 months (up to 3 months per student)
  • Postgraduate research mobility: 2 students, for a total of 12 months (up to 6 months per student)
  • Teaching mobility: 2 academic staff members, for a total of 28 days (up to 2 weeks per staff member)
  • Training mobility: 1 professional services staff member, for a total of 14 day

A list of study opportunities available at each university can be found here:

King’s Study Abroad module catalogue

HSE Study Abroad module catalogue

HSE students and staff interested in going to King’s can learn about the application procedure here

King’s students and staff interested in going to HSE can apply here

About King’s College London

King's College London is regarded as one of the leading multidisciplinary research universities in the world.

It is one of the top 20 universities in the world (2015 QS World University Rankings) and among the oldest in England.

King’s has a particularly distinguished reputation in humanities, health and medicine, law, sciences and social science, including international affairs. Its research has helped shaped modern life from the discovery of DNA structure to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar technology. 'King's Futures' and a new international strategy are now guiding growth in areas such as Business, Science and Technology, refining research and innovation and improving the teaching experience for students across the globe. King’s Russia Institute is an interdisciplinary hub for discussion, research and debate about the region and considers Russia in a global context. It connects UK, Russian and global audiences in education, the cultural and creative sectors, business and government. It looks at how international trends shape national developments and the ways in which Russia influences world events.

See also:

Becoming an Exchange Student is Easy

Olga Okulova, Director of the International Office at the HSE in St. Petersburg, spoke with the HSE news service about the university’s student exchange programme, as well as about the HSE’s partners, international projects and the future plans of the International Office.