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of teachers in schools are currently younger than 30 years of age.

Illustration for news: More Social Projects at Startup of the Year

More Social Projects at Startup of the Year

On December 17 the awards ceremony for Startup of the Year 2014 took place at the Technopolis Moscow congress centre. Of the 350 projects entered for this prestigious prize, 7 winners received the coveted statuettes - 6 for the different nominations and one from the audience. Among the winning teams there are HSE students and graduates.


was the factor by which the number of applications from social entrepreneurship projects for the ‘Startup of the Year’ award grew this past year. In total, social entrepreneurs accounted for 36% of nominees for the award.

Illustration for news: IV Moscow Urban Forum: Catalysts of Growth and Best Practice in Global Cities

IV Moscow Urban Forum: Catalysts of Growth and Best Practice in Global Cities

On 11-12 December the IV Moscow Urban Forum ‘Drivers of City Development’ took place. The forum, an annual event since 2011, is an international conference on urban design, architecture, economics and strategic city planning.

Illustration for news: ‘We Are Selling Amazingly Valuable Goods’

‘We Are Selling Amazingly Valuable Goods’

'Success Builder' is a section about what happens with HSE alumni after graduate — how they build their careers, how they gain recognition in their field, how they handle failure. Katya Bermant, HSE graduate, is working to develop the charity industry in Russia by using Western models and adapting them to the Russian context. She gives lectures, teaches specialist classes, conducts educational activities, and invents and implements creative fundraising methods.

HSE Students Win Competition for Public Service Advertising Against Corruption

Students at the HSE School of Integrated Communications, Faculty of Communications, Media and Design won all the prizes in a public service advertising competition against corruption. The contest is run by the Moscow City department for competition policy. The HSE students’ posters were selected from 175 pieces submitted from different Russian regions and the near abroad. The prize giving ceremony was in a city government building on New Arbat on December 10.


of families do not reject the idea of higher education for their children if they are unsuccessful in enrolling for a tuition-free spot. They either look for another university with less demanding requirements or enroll as tuition-paying students.

Illustration for news: Only Muslims can fight radical Islam

Only Muslims can fight radical Islam

On December 3, at a meeting of the HSE's Asian Club, Professor Georgiiy Mirskiy http://www.hse.ru/en/org/persons/69713  of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs gave a talk about what radical Islam is and the main myths about it.

HSE Alumnus Named Russia’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Alexei Repik, who received his bachelor’s degree from HSE’s Faculty of Economics, was named the winner of the Russia nomination in the international competition Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Repik is the President of Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) and the Chairman of the board of directors at the R-Pharm group.


of Russians who make donations give money to ‘medical care and health-related causes.’ This is the most popular area of charitable giving among Russians.