HSE Team Makes It to the Regional Finals of CFA Institute Research Challenge
A team from HSE has made it to the Regional Finals of the CFA Institute Research Challenge 2015/2016, recently held in Chicago. The CFA Institute Research Challenge is an annual global competition that provides university students with hands-on mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis.
Winning teams from local competitions in their countries have the opportunity to take part in the regional championship. This year 106 teams from some of the leading universities around the world took part in the CFA Institute Research Challenge regional finals.
In Chicago, the HSE team became one of the six finalists in the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and thus, among the best teams in the world.
This is the best Russian achievement in the history of the competition, organized annually by the CFA Institute.
The HSE team was represented by Vyacheslav Kabaev, 2nd year MA ICEF student, Sofya Kondratieva, 3rd year BA ICEF student, Vitaly Pentegov, 1st year MA Financial Analyst student at HSE’s Banking Institute, Vladimir Seleznyov, 1st year MA Strategic Corporate Finance student, and captained by Sergei Stepanov, 2nd year MA Strategic Corporate Finance student. The team was trained by lecturers from the HSE’s Banking Institute.
HSE University has maintained its leading position in the ranking compiled by the Russian Council for International Affairs. The ranking evaluated the websites of 65 Russian universities. HSE was awarded 104 points out of 108, increasing its position by 11 points on last year. HSE's closest rival ranked a further 17 points behind, which is a larger gap than previously.
For the third consecutive year, an HSE team trained by lecturers from the HSE’s Banking Institute is among the winners of the Russian stage of CFA IRC and will now go on to take part in the regional EMEA championship in Prague.
The HSE’s business incubator was recognized by the Internet Initiatives Development Fund (IIDF) as Incubator of the Year in the first youth internet entrepreneurship forum.
The Russian Tap-Dance Championships are part of the XIII World Dance Olympiad. HSE tap dancers are always among the winners, but this year’s haul was particularly rich.
Graduates of the joint FIFA/CIES – HSE programme in Sports Management have won the FIFA/CIES Network Prize for 2016 for their 360º Academy project. The winners were awarded their prize by Gianni Infantino.
Three HSE students of the educational programme in Asian and African Studies became winners of the 10th Interuniversity Olympiad in Arabic language.
The HSE’s Sona Hovsepyan Dance Company has won the grand prize at the Klyuchi (Keys) experimental dance festival, also taking home a cash prize and the right to perform and premier an original show at the 2017 festival.
Second year Software Engineering students Anton Kondrashov and Alexander Lazarenko have taken first place in the Robot Battle hackathon organized by Yandex. Participants had to write a bot for any popular messaging service, that could quickly and easily solve users’ payment problems.