The New Year is a time for making plans and adopting new resolutions. We have talked to HSE students and staff members about the events they are most looking forward to in the coming year, 2020, and about their wishes and hopes for the new year.
Maxim Oreshkin, Russian Minister for Economic Development and HSE alumnus, met with HSE students at the invitation of the HSE Business Club. He answered their questions and spoke about the key areas of his ministry’s work, his life values, and difficulties on his career path.
At the invitation of the HSE Student Business Club, CEO, Russian cybersecurity expert, and Forbes-ranking billionaire Eugene Kaspersky visited HSE University to meet with students. Kaspersky discussed the founding of his renowned Kaspersky Lab, his experience entering the international market, and the role of all things digital in the world.
'If I was asked to describe – with one single word – the academic year 2018/2019 I spent in Moscow I would say: Revolution,' says Greta Pais, an exchange student from Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Italy).
During the ‘Big Challenges’ session at the Sirius Educational Centre, five high school students, under the supervision of mentors from MIEM HSE, assembled a small artificial earth satellite. The participants of the research session were young finalists of a nationwide competition held by the educational centre. All five of the students are Olympiad champions and team members of large-scale projects.
Coming from Lebanon but with personal ties to Russia, Hisham Haydar will be starting the second year of the Master’s in Economics: Research Programme this September. The strength of HSE University’s standing in international rankings led Hisham to choose HSE in Moscow for his advanced training in economics. In the hope that other international students will be motivated to apply to HSE, he recently shared his perspective on everything from the application process to the workload to life in Moscow.
It is said that a young professional must choose between an academic career or a career in business. Faculty of Computer Science alumnus and Ilya Segalovich scholarship recipient, Mikhail Fomichev, succeeds in both. Mikhail told the HSE News Service about his work at HSE University and Yandex.
Every year HSE graduates get accepted to postgraduate schools at the world’s leading universities. Vladislav Semerikov is just now completing his fourth year in the Bachelor’s Programme ‘Economics’, and he has already been accepted to a PhD programme at Pennsylvania State University.
Leora Eisenberg recently completed a semester at HSE as part of the ‘Middlebury in Moscow’ programme run by Middlebury College in Vermont. Although she had grown up speaking Russian, getting used to Moscow didn’t come easily, at least at first but she came to truly enjoy her experience here.
Anna Kozhina, a Research Assistant at HSE’s international Laboratory of Stochastic Analysis and its Applications, earned her PhD at Heidelberg University in Germany with highest distinction and earned an academic degree of the first category from HSE’s new Dissertation Committee. This year Anna’s dissertation was awarded the Wilma-Moser prize, which recognizes the best work among female graduate students in the natural sciences. In an interview with HSE News Service, Anna discussed what made her fall in love with mathematics and how science keeps her on her toes.