HSE University and National Media Group Sign Cooperation Agreement
HSE University and National Media Group—Russia’s largest private media holding—have agreed to jointly implement the Master’s in Media Management run by the university’s Institute of Media. The collaboration involves the joint development of courses for the Master’s programme and the provision of internships for students.
‘This is an important and momentous event for our institute. We are very happy that our students will learn about their future profession and gain new competencies from those who occupy leading positions in this profession and who are at the centre of our media industry. We consider this particular approach to be a priority today and we are confident that our cooperation will be successful and memorable!’ said Ernest Mackevičius, Director of the HSE University Institute of Media.
The updated Master’s programme in Media Management launched in September 2022, and involves full cooperation with the potential employer.
‘We are happy to cooperate with one of Russia’s leading universities. For us, this is an opportunity to share our experience and knowledge with future specialists and to train staff according to the needs of the modern labour market,’ said Svetlana Volkhonskaya, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Human Resources at National Media Group. ‘I am confident that joint programmes from HSE University and NMG will not only improve graduates’ qualifications, but will foster their interest in their future profession.’
National Media Group is the largest private media holding in Russia. It manages a diversified portfolio of assets in the production, distribution, and monetisation of high-quality informational and entertainment content in all environments of consumption. Its key assets include Russian media market leaders such as the TV channels REN TV, 5TV, STS, Domashny, Che, STS Love, and STS Kids; the Izvestia multimedia information centre, including the IZ.RU website, the Izvestia newspaper, the Izvestia TV channel, and the news services of REN TV and 5TV; and the newspapers Sport Express and Delovoy Peterburg. The group owns shares in Channel One.
‘Our Master’s in Media Management is an applied programme. Having a connection to the industry from the outset of studies is very important to us, because it gives students an opportunity to immerse themselves in practical work and learn the intricacies of media management,’ explains Tatiana Magera, Deputy Academic Supervisor of the Programme. ‘It is important for us to understand the needs of companies and to prepare sought-after specialists in the market. That is why we want our cooperation with NMG to be mutually beneficial.’