The Iron Egg is awarded annually to the winners of a student vote for their contribution towards extracurricular life at the university. For the first time ever, this year’s awards ceremony took place in a new interactive format with students selecting not only the best student organisations, but also the best journalistic work by a university media source, as well as most active student.
On May 31, the final round of the Russian-speaking ICC (International Criminal Court) Moot Court Competition took place in The Hague. Student teams from HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod and Moscow campuses came second and third respectively, and a fourth-year student from the Faculty of Law in Nizhny Novgorod received the ‘Best Speaker’ award.
On May 25, festival goers enjoyed music outdoors at the design factory ‘Flacon’ as part of HSE’s music festival. The festival has been running for 15 years. This year’s celebrations were carried out in style, and, for the first time, outside.
Students of Computer Security at MIEM HSE have become the overall winners in the National conference competition in practical information security KubanCTF-2018. The competition took place on May 4 and 5 in Krasnodar, and attracted 48 teams from Russian universities.
The XI Competition for Students and Young Professionals with Disabilities was organized by the ‘Perspective’ NGO and the Disability Business Council, with the support of the Presidential Grant Foundation, Trafigura Foundation, Citi Foundation, MTS, and Coleman Services. The winners were offered internship and job offers.
Artur Davletshin, fourth-year student in Informatics and Computer Hardware and Software at MIEM HSE (supervisor Aleksandr Romanov, Associate Professor at the School of Computer Engineering) has won a scholarship for the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Artur will attend the WWDC in San Jose, California, from June 4 – 8.
The HSE Student Council Committee on Education Quality has won the title ‘Best project aimed at monitoring the quality of educational services’. The national competition assesses student activities which aim to improve the quality of education and is organized by the Russian Union of Youth, together with Rosobrnadzor (government agency supervising educational institutions) and the Russian Association of Students and Student Organisations.
An article by HSE Faculty of Computer Sciences senior Artyom Gadetsky was accepted for presentation at the Association for Computational Linguistics international conference, the only A* level conference on computational linguistics. According to the CORE system, which ranks large conferences in computer science, the category A* is the highest level for a conference.
A team of HSE students has sucessfully returned after taking part in the 28th Vojtěch Jarník International Mathematical Competition, held in the Czech Republic. The competition has been held annually since 1991 by the University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic. Students compete in two age groups: category I (junior group) is for first and second-year students under 22 years and category II (senior group) is for older students.
More than half a year of hard work on written memorandums, and then exercising oral arguments and an exhibition game with Queen Mary University of London led to a long-awaited result: the HSE Faculty of Law team was invited for the first time to participate in the international round of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. The team represented Russia in the competition, which was held at the University of Oxford from April 9 to 13. This year’s event was dedicated to user content regulation by social media and their liability, illegal distribution of personal photos and fake news, as well as discriminating speech.