HSE Olympiads Come to Vietnam
The delegation consisted of Dr. Olga Eremina, director of the Russian Language Center, Dr. Andrey Maksimov, department head and professor in the Department of Economic Theory and Econometrics in the Faculty of Economics at HSE Nizhny Novgorod, and Alina Ageeva and Maria Protasevich, managers in HSE’s international Admissions Office.
During the visit, the HSE delegation met with senior leaders at Hanoi International Vocational College, National Economics University (NEU), Academy of Policy and Development, Foreign Trade University (FTU), VNU HCMC University of Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, and Saigon University. At the Academy of Policy and Development and VNU HCMC University of Science, Dr. Maksimov delivered a lecture titled "Econometric Modeling of the Solow’s Model of Balanced Growth". At the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education, Dr. Eremina delivered a lecture titled "Why Is a Chair Called a Chair, and Other Interesting Stories on the Origins of Words". The lecture was followed by a Q&A session and the students thanked Dr. Eremina for her presentation. Olympiad competitions were held at three schools, including the International School of Vietnam(ISV) and Trường THPT Quốc Oai. HSE staff tested students on their knowledge of Russian literature, history, geography, and culture, and awarded HSE souvenirs.
During the visit, it was apparent that there is strong demand in Vietnam for Russian education (both in English and in Russian) and great interest in creating long-term partnerships. Double-degree programmes and summer courses in Vietnam were discussed as possibilities in the near future.
This is HSE’s second visit to Vietnam in 2016. In April 2016, a HSE delegation met with the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and universities in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City over the course of a week. HSE will continue to build relationships with Vietnamese higher education institutions and organizations with the anticipation of increased cooperation in the coming years.
Olympiad participants can check the status of their results online.
The first student contest in game theory has taken place at HSE. Organized by the HSE Group of Young Academic Professionals, it brought together 150 undergraduate and Master’s students from 17 Russian universities, as well as one high school student from Moscow.
For Hoang Thanh Tung, who recently earned his bachelor’s degree at the Institute of International Languages - Vietnam National University, the decision to pursue a Master’s degree in the Faculty of Business and Management at HSE is in some ways a homecoming. Although coming most recently from Hanoi, Vietnam, he was born in Russia and spent much of his time growing up in the country, living with his parents in both Moscow and Ufa.
In March and April, an HSE Olympiad competition for students and graduates took place in Russia and other countries, including the USA, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Vietnam. About 9,500 people registered for the competition, an increase of 25% over last year. One-third of all participants were HSE students and graduates. The winners of the Olympiad will be at an advantage when applying for HSE’s Master’s programmes corresponding to the competitions they participated in.
individuals have already registered for the HSE International Olympiad Competitions for students and graduates. Those who take first place and win prizes will have an advantage when applying to HSE MA programmes. The registration deadline is March 6, 2017.
In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for perspective students interested in studying in Master’s programmes at HSE University. All current undergraduate students and recent university graduates students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree are invited to participate.
The Higher School of Economics recently hosted a special programme for a delegation from Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Over the course of a week, top-level officials from the country learned governance practices in the fields of science, technology and innovation in a special class held by the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).
School of Software Engineering Takes Part in the Creation of Vietnamese-Russian Technological University
The Vietnam-Russia academic conference that took place in Hanoi in April decided to establish a Vietnamese-Russian Technological University (VRTU) on the basis of the Le Quy Don University of Science and Technology. HSE’s School of Software Engineering is to play a key role in this process.