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Illustration for news: 'Journalism Is a Very Simple Profession'

'Journalism Is a Very Simple Profession'

In November, Ilya Azar, a journalist and graduate of the Higher School of Economics, won the HSE Alumni Awards in the category ‘Fourth Estate’. In this edition of Success Builder, Ilya speaks about how to get a job in the media, what journalistic ethics are, and how to survive in the hot spots without body armour.

Illustration for news: 'The Worst Thing You Can Do in Launching a Project, Is Think about Money'

'The Worst Thing You Can Do in Launching a Project, Is Think about Money'

A great idea is not enough for a startup; you have to be persistent in your search for investors, never give up, and find talented engineers ready to solve random technical issues for the sake of an ‘idea.’ Grachik Adjamyan, who is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) and the creator of the projects Budist.ru and Wakie.com, tells Success Builder how he overcame a number of hurdles in building his startup and headed to Silicon Valley to find investors.

Illustration for news: 'Life Insurance – As a Concept It's Nothing New, It's Just Been Forgotten'

'Life Insurance – As a Concept It's Nothing New, It's Just Been Forgotten'

According to Maxim Chernin, director of Sberbank Insurance and HSE graduate, you need to be a good psychologist when proposing life insurance to a client. He tells us what it's like to work in the business of 'human life', whether creativity has any place in insurance work and how to inculcate a culture of medical check-ups.

Sergey Karaganov Is Appointed to the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project

Chairman of the OSCE, Switzerland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Burkhalter  proposed that Sergey A. Karaganov, Dean of HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and Honorable Chairman of the Presidium of the Council for Foreign and Defence Policy, should be included in the High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project. The Panel’s first working meeting will be at the Munich Security Conference in February this year.

Illustration for news: 'Money Is Far from the Most Important Thing in Cinema if People Are Motivated'

'Money Is Far from the Most Important Thing in Cinema if People Are Motivated'

In November 2014 the film 'The Son' about the problems of choice in a typical life and death existential situation went on general release in Russia. It is independent filmmaker Arseny Gonchukov’s third full-length feature film. In the 'Success Builder' series he talks about how to shoot and promote auteur cinema on a minimal budget and win film festival prizes.

Leading Universities Will Recruit Foreign Students Together

On December 24th 2014, a meeting of the Council of the Association of Global Universities took place at HSE. The Council decided to establish a centre which will focus on recruiting foreign students for universities who are participants of the project 5/100.

Evgeniy Anisimov, Tenured Professor at HSE, Awarded by Russian Government

Evgeniy Anisimov, Professor of History and Chief Research Fellow at the Centre for Historical Research (HSE Campus in St. Petersburg), has received the Russian government’s award for 2014 in the field of culture. The award recognizes Anisimov for the International Congress of the Towns and Cities of Peter the Great, a cultural and educational programme in which he serves as academic supervisor.

HSE Instructor Designs New Year Tree for Muzeon Arts Park

On December 24, a New Year tree designed as a labyrinth was installed near the main entrance to Muzeon Arts Park. The author of the project is Alexey Ryumin, a multimedia designer and lecturer at HSE School of Design.


of customers, when choosing an online store, first and foremost pay attention to the fact that the price of goods there is lower than that charged by competitors.


is the average number of litres of water a person living in Russia uses each day. Ten years ago, average daily water consumption was 300-380 liters.