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Illustration for news: 'I Always Knew I Was Doing What’s Right for Me'

'I Always Knew I Was Doing What’s Right for Me'

Any budding economist would dream of rising on the career ladder to the IMF and consulting different countries’ governments on economic policy. HSE alumnus Vadim Khramov tells Success Builder how to move towards new goals, make an impact on the European economy, and put his teaching experience to use in the world of investment banking.


applications to beautify and landscape spaces were collected by the mini-park project run by Green HSE, a student environmental club. 

Green HSE in Search of Abandoned Mini Park to Clean Up

Green HSE, a student environmental club, is taking part in the upcoming Moscow Flower Show, an international festival of gardens and flowers. As part of the HSE project ‘A University Open to the City’, students will give a presentation on mini parks, the goal of which is to revitalize one of Moscow’s abandoned mini parks or courtyards.

Illustration for news: Serious Projects are Born when their Creators are Still at University

Serious Projects are Born when their Creators are Still at University

HSE graduate Sergei Pronin was still studying for his degree in Software Engineering when he and others designed App in the Air, promoted by Apple as a successful mobile project. Sergei now works as the leading developer at Empatika and teaches at HSE. He talked to HSE News about trends in the app market, the unique Russian language course on developing iOS apps and about the principles of teaching in the IT sphere.


of Russians are not willing to give up on any of the rights and freedoms guaranteed to them by the Constitution.

International Antitrust Discussion Platform to be based at HSE

On the 22-23rd June the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Forum took place at HSE St Petersburg. The international conference was organised jointly by the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, the Centre for Law, Economics and Society at UCL and the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). Heads of antitrust departments and experts from the BRICS and the EEC were joined by leading academics and experts on competition law from Europe and the US.

Illustration for news: 'The State should be Run by Philosophers. I Control My Own Nation in My Business'

'The State should be Run by Philosophers. I Control My Own Nation in My Business'

A degree in philosophy does not mean you have to remain a theoretician, and there’s a way to transform basic knowledge into not only a business, but money as well. HSE graduate Ilya Menzeleev, the co-founder of the hip-hop and soul label Hustle Flower, tells Success Builder how the Silver Age of Russian Poetry fits into rhythm and blues, why Russians should love ‘black’ music, and how Aristotle helps the music business.

Illustration for news: HSE. Cornerstone: 10th line of Vasilyevsky Island, Building 3/30

HSE. Cornerstone: 10th line of Vasilyevsky Island, Building 3/30

The building that used to house St. Petersburg's Patriotic Institute has held its status as an educational establishment for more than 200 years. The campus was placed under the operational control of the St. Petersburg Higher School of Economics in 2006.

Illustration for news: 'Having Your Own Business Is a Daily Source of Motivation'

'Having Your Own Business Is a Daily Source of Motivation'

Starting your own business is usually a good thing, but it’s very scary, especially for someone with an honours diploma and a promising future in finance. Ekaterina Frolova, an ICEF alumna and the founder of CitYkids, a chain of children's centres, tells Success Builder why she forewent a career as a bank clerk to work with children, how to provide young moms with leisure time, and what motivates happy people.

Head of HSE International Organizations Research Institute Awarded Honorary Diploma by the President of Russia

Dr. Marina Larionova, Head of the International Organizations Research Institute has been awarded with Honorary Diploma by the President of the Russian Federation for contribution to social and economic development of Russia, working achievements, public activities and longstanding dedicated work.