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.
Students of the Business Management programme have published their research stories on the AIM2Flourish international platform. These stories are about modern sustainable innovations in business.
The Post-Soviet Track and New Regionally Oriented Classes: Updated Curriculum of the Bachelor's Programme in Political Science and World Politics
This year the bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics' is launching a new regional track, the Post-Soviet Space. We have talked to Anna Dekalchuk, the Academic Director of the programme, to learn more about the updates made for our future and current students.
Denis Shilov, a second-year student of the HSE and University of London double degree bachelor’s programme in Data Science and Business Analytics, has developed Reface, a neuro interface that is able to control your smartphone by reading your facial expressions. He spoke with the HSE News Service about software development and the future of his project.
Almost all applicants would like to get a sense of their chances of being accepted to HSE University, without having to wait for the results of their entrance exams and the application process. Now you have the opportunity to do so!
The Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) has accredited two HSE – St. Petersburg programmes in political science: the Bachelor’s Programme ‘Political Science and World Politics’ and the Master’s Programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’. The accreditation, which lasts six years without additional conditions, affirms that the programmes meet international education quality standards.
Is it possible to learn the Russian language perfectly in a year? Why management is more interesting than physics? What makes Russia an attractive study destination? HSE News Service has talked to Guillerme Gerotto, a second-year undergraduate student from Brazil studying Business Administration at HSE University, about these and other questions.
Ziong Chung Hieu, from Vietnam, is the first year student of the ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ Double Degree BA Programme which offers students a unique opportunity to pursue two degrees, one from HSE and one from Kyung Hee University. He originally enrolled in HSE’s Mathematics programme last year but soon realized that mathematics was not really close to his heart. Now, after switching majors, he is happy with his choice.
HSE Expands Offerings in Asian Studies with Opening of Joint Department with RAS Institute of Oriental Studies
HSE has been offering courses in Asian Studies for 10 years now with numerous departments and programmes producing research in the field and offering in-depth courses. In December 2019, the HSE Academic Council approved the opening of a Joint Department with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IOS RAS). How will the IOS RAS transfer its vast experience and resource to its new home at HSE? And what traditions in the study and teaching of Asian studies already exist at HSE?
In 2018, MIEM became HSE University’s first department to officially introduce project work to its curriculum. Students choose their projects in September and present them in poster form in January. The January poster session serves as an interim evaluation mechanism before student present their final versions of their projects before an expert jury in May and June.
In 2019, HSE University opened a Faculty of Chemistry, which offers a new bachelor’s programme in Chemistry. The Faculty of Urban and Regional Development, meanwhile, has opened a new bachelor’s programme in Urban Planning. Students of the programmes’ first cohorts and their advisors spoke with HSE News Service about their first semester of study.