Application for HSE Minors is Open
First-year students can select a minor in their personal accounts beginning at 18.00, March 26. HSE is offering a variety of interesting minors this year, so that students can choose the right minor for themselves.
Who Should Apply for a Minor and Why
A minor represents a series of four disciplines different form the student’s major track. A minor can be complex (when all four disciplines are interconnected) and ‘free’ (students can choose a new discipline every half a year). The minor is taught during the second and third years of undergraduate studies, so first-year students (of which there are currently about 6,500) should apply for their desired disciplines now.
In their personal account, students can choose five minors, in order of priority. The minor they will eventually study depends on several factors—particularly, their academic performance and the number of students signed up for a given minor. Minors that receive at least 60 applications will be taught.
For more information on how to apply for a minor please visit the webpage (in Russian).
Which Minors are Open for Application
About 60 minors in 8 areas of study are available at HSE Moscow this year.
There is a series of minors in Asian Studies, the majority of which were developed by the Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies.
‘Is there anybody who is not interested in learning firsthand about archaeological excavations, the secrets of ancient civilizations, mysterious writings and their decoding, and about how characters and the first alphabets appeared?’ says Ilya Smirnov, Director of the Institute, discussing the wide range of new minors. ‘Students will also be able to delve into the thousand-year-old history of Chinese culture and reflect upon its links with the China of today, and learn more about Japanese manga, which enjoys popularity worldwide, or Eastern cinema - old and new.’
HSE’s new faculties of Chemistry and Biology and Biotechnologies completed their selection of natural science minors. The MIEM minor in technology of experimental research has been fully updated. The minor ‘Science Communications: Theory and Practice’ (prepared by the Centre for Student Academic Development) will teach students how to present their research.
Graduates of HSE University’s International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) traditionally receive their degrees against a backdrop of grand fireplaces, an oak staircase, and a balcony overlooking the Kremlin. This is because the ICEF holds its commencement ceremony at the British ambassador’s residence on the Sofiyskaya Embankment. And this is not by accident. Graduates of the ICEF’s bachelor’s programme receive two degrees from HSE and the University of London, respectively, while graduates of the ICEF’s Master’s Programme in ‘Financial Economics’ receive a degree from HSE and the London School of Economics. This year marked the ICEF’s 19th commencement ceremony.
The HSE University and Kyung Hee University double degree programme ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ is currently enrolling students. Its academic supervisor, Denis Shcherbakov, spoke about the advantages of the programme, internships at Asian universities and companies, as well as the new focus on Southeast Asia.
On July 24, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and State Hermitage Museum Director Mikhail Piotrovsky officially signed a cooperation agreement. The university and the museum will collaborate on joint educational projects and research.
Maria Fay earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Informatics from HSE University (2013). Today, she works at SAP and is in charge of innovation projects in Central and Eastern Europe. She recently earned her PhD from the University of Liechtenstein. Maria has talked with the HSE News Service about combining education, work, and research.
Students who have been accepted to the HSE bachelor’s programmes in ‘Law’ and ‘Private Law’ may simultaneously enroll in the second degree programme at the University of London to supplement their basic training. The second degree programme is also open to external students and working professionals.
International students planning to apply to Bachelor’s programmes at HSE University next year are invited to register for the International Youth Olympiad-2020. The contest will be held in October 2019. The winners and laureates will be eligible for tuition-free studies at HSE University.
The HSE Department of Chemistry will begin accepting applications this year for its new Bachelor’s Programme in Chemistry. Programme Director and Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Corresponding Member Andrey Yaroslavtsev explains how the programme will be organised and why HSE is an excellent option for anyone planning to pursue a career in chemistry.
Makar Stetsenko, an alumnus of the ‘Applied Mathematics and Information Science’ programme (2017), now works at Silicon Valley Insight developing digital products. In a special interview for HSE, he discussed T-shaped people, what it is like to work remotely in the tech sector and the benefits of participating in conferences and workshops.
Every year HSE graduates get accepted to postgraduate schools at the world’s leading universities. Vladislav Semerikov is just now completing his fourth year in the Bachelor’s Programme ‘Economics’, and he has already been accepted to a PhD programme at Pennsylvania State University.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.