HSE Hosts Korean Language Olympiad
With the support of the Korean Fund, HSE’s School of Asian Studies held the Third All-Russian Student Olympiad for the Korean Language on May 12-13. This year, the Olympiad saw the participation of 29 students from 20 Russian universities in Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Far East. Kseniya Andryuschenko, who was one of two students representing the Higher School of Economics’ School of Asian Studies, took third place at the competition.
The First All-Russian Student Olympiad for the Korean Language took place at Moscow State Linguistic University in 2008, and has since been held once every two years. This year was the Higher School of Economics’ first time arranging the Olympiad since HSE’s School of Asian Studies began offering a concentration in Korean just three years ago.
The competition was made up of two stages, the first of which assessed students' writing proficiency. Participants were given two texts — one to translate from Russian to Korean and the other from Korean to Russian — as well as tests. The second stage was speaking, which included a five-minute presentation on a given topic and a subsequent Q&A with the jury. This year, students tackled the question, ‘What can we learn from Koreans?’.
The jury, which consisted of 12 teachers from participating universities, pointed out the high level of fluency in the language among the students. Many jury members also took part in the Second International Conference ‘Methods of Teaching Oriental Languages: Actual Problems and Trends’, which was put together by HSE’s School of Asian Studies on May 14-15.
Maria Glazyrina, third-year law student, intern at the HSE News Portal
Photos by Nikita Benzoruk
The first student contest in game theory has taken place at HSE. Organized by the HSE Group of Young Academic Professionals, it brought together 150 undergraduate and Master’s students from 17 Russian universities, as well as one high school student from Moscow.
In March and April, an HSE Olympiad competition for students and graduates took place in Russia and other countries, including the USA, Indonesia, Mongolia, and Vietnam. About 9,500 people registered for the competition, an increase of 25% over last year. One-third of all participants were HSE students and graduates. The winners of the Olympiad will be at an advantage when applying for HSE’s Master’s programmes corresponding to the competitions they participated in.
individuals have already registered for the HSE International Olympiad Competitions for students and graduates. Those who take first place and win prizes will have an advantage when applying to HSE MA programmes. The registration deadline is March 6, 2017.
In March 2017, International Olympiad Competitions will be held for perspective students interested in studying in Master’s programmes at HSE University. All current undergraduate students and recent university graduates students interested in pursuing a Master’s degree are invited to participate.