HSE Cooperation with FIFA/CIES Expands Geography
On September 22nd, 2017, graduates of the HSE/FIFA/CIES programme in sports management received their degrees. This was the third year of graduates from the programme. Thirty students of the programme studied six modules: sports management, law, marketing and sponsorship, financial management, management of sports venues and competitions, and communications. Over 70 people spoke during the courses, including Andreas Herren, former Director of Communications at FIFA, Jean-Luc Gripond, President of SportVision, a French consulting agency, Pavel Kidisyuk, Vice President of Avangard hockey club, and Mikhail Demin, CEO at NTV Plus.
A key part of learning at the programme is creating and defending team projects. In 2017, three projects were singled out for special praise: projects on sports tourism development, football for the deaf, and implementation of virtual reality technologies for Russia's hockey market.
This year, the graduates included Roman Shirokov, a former player in the Russian national football team. After completing his sports career, he now heads the Russian Trade Union of Football Players, is a member of the Russian Football Union Dispute Resolution Chamber, and is adviser to the Minister of Sport for the Moscow Region.
'I was attracted by the HSE and FIFA sports management programme', said Roman Shirokov, 'I wanted my studies to rely on the most recent international practices, and to involve leading Russian experts. I got all that at HSE'.
Roman Shirokov will promote the programme in his new position as a 'sport leader'. His responsibilities will include communicating with the professional sports community, since one of the programme's important social tasks is adaptation and retraining for athletes who have completed their professional careers.
FIFA/CIES comes to HSE in St. Petersburg
Pierre Cornu, the new CIES president, former General Prosecutor, and currently Judge at the Appellate Court of the Canton of Neuchâtel, took part in the Russian programme's graduation ceremony for the first time. Before the ceremony, he delivered an open lecture to HSE students, in which he spoke about the new challenges faced by sports organizations, emphasizing the problems of doping, match fixing, and management transparency.
The FIFA/CIES partner network includes 16 universities in various countries. Pierre Cornu believes that the Russian programme 'is developing very dynamically'. He said that it is 'largely thanks to the people who manage and teach at the programme, and we hope that our cooperation with HSE will last for many years'.
The new academic year will offer even more opportunities for sports managers' education in Russia. According to Dmitry Kuznetsov, head of the project and tenured professor at HSE, the joint programme with FIFA/CIES will now be available at two HSE campuses, in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
The final lecture in the course ‘Teach4HSE: Seven Key Principles of Teaching Excellence’ was delivered by Prof. Vadim Radaev, First Vice Rector of HSE University. His talk about modern problems in teaching and their potential solutions was available to anyone interested. This open talk was held online via YouTube and Zoom, with over 400 teachers from different HSE campuses, as well as representatives of other universities, attending the event.
The HSE Graduate School of Business and Rosgeo, Russia’s largest geological exploration holding, have launched a programme in strategic planning and reorganization management, targeted at management teams of a Rosgeo subsidiary.
Improve your German, learn Chinese from scratch, or dive into business English – these are just some of the options offered by the HSE School of Foreign Languages’ Centre for Language and Methodology Training. HSE News Service talked to Tatyana Baranovskaya, Head of the Centre, and Ekaterina Kolesnikova, Head of the School of Foreign Languages, about their new programmes and the centre’s goals.
A new Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme has been developed by the Moscow School of Administration Skolkovo, HSE University, Strelka Institute, and the New Economic School, at the initiative of VEB.RF. The programme will teach a total of 500 participants, with the aim of developing administrative staff for 100 Russia’s biggest cities.
HSE University’s Executive Programme in Sports Management held its fifth graduation ceremony on campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg. This year, the programme awarded Master’s degrees to 45 graduates who completed final projects that focused on the advancement of the sports industry in Russia.
HSE has hosted its graduation ceremony for students of the international programme French (European) Economic Law, which the university carries out in conjunction with long-time HSE partner Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne. HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin gave out the diplomas, as did Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne leadership, a first in the programme’s history.
43 students from two HSE campuses received a professional retraining certificate from the HSE Executive Programme in Sports Management together with a CIES/FIFA diploma this year. The students had the opportunity to attend lectures both in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where they were broadcast live. The final, sixth, module of the programme was taught in Pushkino near St. Petersburg. The graduates prepared their degree projects together.
In 2011, HSE graduate, Irina Demina, launched the startup ‘Button For Life’ (Ru: Кнопка жизни) - a round-the-clock service for elderly people and people with disabilities. Since 2016, Irina has graduated from three programmes offered by the Centre for Continuing Education at HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science and is planning to do more. Irina told the HSE news service about how the knowledge she acquired has helped her to reach new heights in business.
Why shouldn’t you use public Wi-Fi to log onto your bank account? How should PR specialists talk to journalists? Why is continuing education a good idea even for those already considered established experts in their field? These are a few of the topics Mikhail Vasin, the Head of Corporate Communications for Russia and Emerging Markets at Kaspersky Lab and an alumnus of the HSE Higher School of Marketing and Business Development, discussed in an interview with HSE.