‘I Hope to Make Meaningful Contributions to the Academic Community’
Why do international students at HSE University decide to pursue a career in academia? What fields in economics are relevant to PhD students? Richard Asiamah from Ghana and Alesya Bukreeva from Uzbekistan are current master’s students at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, but have already received scholarships from the faculty to continue their studies as doctoral students at the university. Below, they share their experiences, while Denis Melnik, Academic Director of the Doctoral School of Economics, suggests some tips for the application process.
‘I Intend to Establish Myself in Academia’
Fedor Shvets came to Russia from Kazakhstan, graduated from the Bachelor’s programme in Sociology and Social Informatics at HSE University in St Petersburg, and is currently studying for his Master’s degree in Population and Development at HSE University in Moscow. In an interview with the HSE News Service, he spoke about his choice of university and programme, and shared his impressions of living and studying in Moscow.
Faculty of Urban and Regional Development Develops a Draft of a New Transport Scheme of Obninsk
On May 3rd, a briefing and presentation session of a project for the development of the city's transport scheme took place in the Obninsk administration. This large-scale project has been implemented by staff from the Institute of Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies of the HSE Faculty of Urban and Regional Development.
‘I Did Not Miss a Single Class’: Students Tell Future Applicants How HSE University Trains Innovators
HSE University’s Department of Innovation Management held an Open Day for the Master’s programme in Corporate Research, Development and Innovation Management, another enrolment for which will take place this year. Unlike traditional open days, where teachers and supervisors give information about programmes, this time the applicants talked to first- and second-year students.
‘The Orchestra Is a Musical Family Where You Always Have the Opportunity to Express Yourself’
On May 31st, the HSE Orchestra, made up of students, staff, and graduates of HSE and other universities, will perform a new programme at the HSE Cultural Centre. Anyone who wishes to attend the concert is welcome, and entry is free—all you need to do is register by 3 pm on May 29th.
‘Entering a University Is a Transition to a New Level of Awareness’
Georgy Brutyan joined Otkritie Bank as a strategic analyst in 2018, when the bank was undergoing fundamental changes. He is now Managing Director for Strategy and Business Development and leads projects that strengthen the revitalised and restructured bank. In this interview with Success Builder, he explains how students obtain practical skills, why time management is a factor in career success, and why a manager needs an MBA.
HSE University and Samolet to Train Data Analysts in Development
HSE University’s Faculty of Computer Science and Samolet, one of Russia’s largest development companies, are launching a new Master’s Programme 'Data Science for Construction, Architecture and Engineering'. Samolet will finance the tuition of the 30 best applicants on the programme.
Big Challenges: Project Session on Yamal Held at HSE University
HSE University has hosted the project session ‘The Big Challenges Faced by Yamal’, whose speakers included Governor of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (YaNAO) Dmitry Artyukhov, HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov, and Vice Rector Dmitry Zemtsov. HSE University students designed concepts for expeditions to the region that they will be able to embark on in 2023–2024 as part of the ‘Rediscovering Russia’ project.
Russian Scientists Discover Method for Enhancing the Capacitance of Supercapacitors
A supercapacitor is a device capable of rapidly storing and releasing a significant amount of energy within a matter of seconds. It consists of metal electrodes immersed in an electrolyte solution. In their model, MIEM HSE scientists substituted the conventional low-molecular-weight electrolyte with a polyelectrolyte, resulting in an unexpected and adverse physical phenomenon: supercapacitors experience a reduction in capacitance when the pore size of the electrode is below 1 nm. By carefully selecting optimal conditions for polyelectrolytes, it becomes possible to develop supercapacitors that are not only more robust but also more efficient in their performance. The study has been published in Physical Review E.
Mental Health Spring at HSE University: Mafia, Therapy Dogs, and Complete Relaxation
On May 19, the annual Mental Health Spring festival dedicated to psychological health took place in the atrium of HSE University on Pokrovsky Bulvar. The event was organised by the HSE Centre for Psychological Counselling and the ‘Training School’ student organisation.