‘Our Performance Is Only the Beginning’
These ‘external’ exams are standardized for all partner universities of the University of London, which implement programmes in international relations, and allow participating universities to compare student performances across many different countries.
In 2019, five HSE students earned the highest scores in subjects including International Political Economy, Introduction to Political Science, and Comparative Politics. Two more students, Andrey Eidlin and Fatima Farakhdust, were awarded special academic achievement prizes for scoring the highest on all external exams.
‘Studying as an international student at the University of London is a challenge,’ said Ron Anderson, Chair of the University of London International Programme Examination Committee, in his letter to the students.
Studying in the programme is a real test of your abilities, diligence, and personal commitment
‘I think that everyone hopes to get the grades they deserve, and I am no exception,’ says Fatima Farakhdust. ‘I was happy when I heard the news—I spent a lot of time and effort studying, and I would have been sad if it had all been in vain. But this achievement is no reason to relax: you can always achieve more, and it’s great to know that I have more to achieve in the new academic year.’
‘Getting an award from the University of London—especially one that comes with a cash prize—was extremely nice,’ said Andrey Eidlin. ‘I think it will be an additional motivation for me to work throughout the coming year and study well for the next exam period in May. And, in general, I believe that our performance this year is only the beginning. I hope that the current second-year students to repeat and exceed it.’
Maxim Bratersky, Academic Supervisor of the programme, noted that the students’ strong performance on the UL exams is a testament both to the quality of the students’ preparation, as well as to the organisation of the study process in general.
It’s nice that senior students receive confirmation of their success, and it is particularly satisfying that the subsequent classes are not falling behind
‘We are also happy that the Russian academic community in international relations is still among the world’s strongest,’ Maxim Bratersky says. ‘Our students and the recognition they earn from our international partners are the best confirmation of that.’
Thenow offers applicants the choice of two academic tracks: International Relations; and Public Policy and Social Science.
On October 25-26, the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) and the Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) hosted the Eighth International Moscow Finance Conference at HSE University. This year’s programme included researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; University of Warwick; University of Lausanne; and the London School of Economics. Their presentations dealt with a wide range of timely topics, including the forecasting potential of data science models.
International students who are interested in applying to a bachelor’s or master’s programme at HSE University for Fall 2020 may now do so online.
On October 2-4, HSE University hosted the international conference Trends in Logic 19. Current Issues in Philosophical Logic for the first time in Russia. The conference, which attracted a number of prominent Russian and international scholars, was organized jointly by the journal Studia Logica and the HSE International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy.
On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
The agreement provides for academic and cultural cooperation between the universities, student exchange, and joint research. HSE University and the University of Bergen have been partners in educational initiatives for eight years. The partnership began when the HSE Faculty of Law signed an agreement with the Norwegian university.
Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.
On September 20, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano signed a cooperation agreement between the Embassy of Italy and HSE University.
On September 23-24, the CCCP19 Symposium ‘Cognition, Computation, Neuroeconomics and Performance’ will be held at HSE University. The goal of the symposium is to exhibit cutting edge research at the CCDM, a leading cognitive neuroscience research centre in Russia, and LNC2, a leading European research centre in neuroeconomics, cognitive neuroscience and neural theory. Ahead of CCCP19, the HSE News Service spoke with the conference organizer and several invited speakers about the plan for this symposium and the importance of their research in the field.
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.