First-year ICEF master’s student Tamara Shangina has won the McKinsey Moscow Next Generation Women Leadership Award 2017 with her project on data analysis. Below, Tamara discusses how she decided to switch gears from programming to finance, as well as what role case championships and a student loan from Sberbank have played in her life.
Oksana Osadchaya, a blind sophomore in the undergraduate philology programme, has developed a version of braille for Old Russian texts. Oksana recently defended her thesis on the subject. Together with her academic advisor Alexey Gippius, Oksana met with the HSE News Service to discuss her work, as well as the opportunities that she has opened up for blind researchers who study texts in Old Russian, Old Slavonic, and Old Church Slavonic.
BlockchainHack, Russia's largest hackathon focusing on the development of block chain projects, took place in Moscow on the 1st and 2nd of July. Seniors from the HSE Faculty of Computer Science took home the grand prize of $50,000.
A piano in the cafeteria, photographs of fingerprints and Malevich prints on the walls – these are the types of interiors that law students of the Higher School of Economics are accustomed to. In the latest edition of the Open House Project, third-year undergraduate law students Alyona Geraschenko and Baira Bembeeva take us on an excursion to the Faculty of Law.
The HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism together with the French association D’est are organizing a joint summer school this year in France. The School will run from June 25 – July 8, 2017 in Paris and Montpellier and aims to attract students and young professionals in urban development and planning, municipal administration, and civil initiatives.
On May 19th, 2017, students of the HSE Faculty of Law took second place in the final round of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Moot Court Competition which took place in The Hague. One of the HSE students won the award for best speaker in the finals.
This year, the team of HSE Faculty of Law participated in two competitions at the same time — in Vienna and in Hong Kong. Ekaterina Nuzhdova, Maria Zinovieva, Evgeny Puchkov and Polina Sizikova represented HSE in Vienna. Ksenia Solovyova, Aleksander Zhdanovich, Elsa Dauletshina and Konstantin Vashchenko took part in the contest in Hong Kong.
Students from HSE ISSEK, Stanford University, and Rice University have researched how Russia and the US cooperate in cybersecurity and explored the nuances present in the approaches that each country takes in this area, including different understandings of cybersecurity-related terms. The research was conducted in 2016-2017 as part of the Stanford US-Russia Forum (SURF), a programme dedicated to developing US-Russia cooperation. Over a period of 8 months, 30 American and Russian students and young professionals worked on their projects.
SAP Next-Gen Lab innovation centers, networked with the center at Münster University (Germany) – HSE’s partner university since 2005, have opened at HSE School of Business Informatics (Moscow) and the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (HSE Nizhny Novgorod).