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Valery Zusman

  • Member of the HSE Academic Council
  • Valery Zusman has been at HSE University since 2010.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2001
  • 1998

    Doctor of Sciences* in Literature of Western Europe, America and Australia
    Lenin Moscow State Teacher Training Institute
    Thesis Title: Artistic world of Franz Kafka

  • 1993
    Associate Professor
  • 1988

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Literature of Western Europe, America and Australia
    Thesis Title: Tieck and Shakesoeare

  • 1980

    Dobrolyubov Gorky State Teacher Training Institute of Foreign Languages

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2020/2021)

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)

Courses (2016/2017)

Courses (2015/2016)

Editorial board membership

2010: Member of the Editorial Board, Филологическая регионалистика (Philologic regionalistics).


  • 2020
    «Симфония новейшей поэзии»: к 100-летию антологии «Сумерки человечества» (Москва). Presentation: Музыка и музыкальность в антологии «Сумерки человечества»
  • 2019
    Международная научно-практическая конференция "Языки и культуры: функционально- коммуникативный и лингво-прагматический аспекты" (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Австрийский концепт МУЗЫКА/МУЗЫКАЛЬНОСТЬ: о диалогическом потенциале культуры
  • Современные проблемы компаративистики. Сессия 10. Поэтика мировой литературы (Москва). Presentation: Феномен "непереводимого" в контексте глобализации культутры

  • III Международный научно-образовательный форум "Языковая политика и лингвистическая безопасность" (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: "Языковая политика и лингвистическая безопасность в контексте локального и глобального"
  • VII Международная научная конференция "Нижегородский текст русской словесности как художественное постижение национальной ментальности" (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Немецкое у Е.Н. Чирикова - Е.Н. Чириков в Германии. "Год 1903"
  • Im Spannungsfeld Goethes: литература и искусства в поле притяжения Гете (Москва). Presentation: Гений и место. Гете и собор в Страсбурге
  • XVII Съезд Российского союза германистов (Коломна). Presentation: "Прозрение на пороге смерти". К вопросу о жанровой доминанте в новеллистике Ф.Кафки.
  • 2017
    Die Kultur Europas - keine Vision?. Presentation: Manches beginnt nut der geographie
  • Международная конференция "Белые чтения" (Москва). Presentation: Термин "функция" в математике и гуманитарном знании
  • CHANCEN KULTURELLER NATZWERKE VII. Biennales Treffen der LeiterInnen und wissenschaftlichen BetreuerInnen von Osterreich-Bibliotheken im Ausland (Wien). Presentation: Zur Schriftenreihe der Osterreich-Bibliothek Niznyj Novgorod/Nischnij Novgorod
  • XV съезд Российского союза германистов Международный симпозиум Революция и эволюция в немецкоязычной литературе (Санкт-Петербург). Presentation: Газета "Prager Tagblatt" о русских революциях 1917 года
  • 2016
    Международная конференция "Белые чтения" (Москва). Presentation: Идеи компаративистики в трудах Б.И.Пуришева
  • 2015
    Symposion Elias Canetti und das Phaenomen der Masse (Вена). Presentation: Masse als Konzept der Kultur im Werk von Elias Canetti
  • XIII съезд Российского Союза Германистов (Нижний Новгород). Presentation: Метакомпаративистика и компаративистика. Metakomparatistik und Komparatistik.
  • 2014
    Белые чтения (Москва, РГГУ). Presentation: "Метакомпаративистика" в современном университетском курсе

Conference participation

2013: International Russian Literature Seminar: Comparative Studies (Seminario Internacional de Literatura Russa: Estudos Comparados) (São Paulo). Presentation: Comparative Linguistics as Comparative Conceptology


Timetable for today

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HSE Student Conference Evaluates ‘The Manuscripts in Digital Space’

Students of HSE University (based at its Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod campuses), Moscow State University, Russian State University for the Humanities, and representatives of the Russian Academy of Science (RAS) Institutes, Novosibirsk Pedagogical University, and HSE Saint Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod campuses participated in the online conference, ‘Text as DATA: The Manuscript in Digital Space’, which was organized by the School of General and Applied Philology of the Faculty of Humanities.

Anna Blyakhman Appointed Director of HSE Nizhny Novgorod

Anna Blyakhman has been appointed Director of HSE Nizhny Novgorod. She will be responsible for the overall administration of the campus.

HSE Staff Members Receive University and Government Awards

HSE staff members were awarded honour awards of the university and the Letter of Gratitude from the Government of the Russian Federation at the meeting of the Academic Council that was held on on February 1.

The opening of the new edition of the Global Business programme

On October, 8 the master’s programme opening ceremony was held for all the participating students and guests. This year the international group of students consists of 24 young ambitious people from Russia, Austria, Italy, India, Pakistan, Egypt, and France.

Nizhny Novgorod: Reaching Out Locally and Globally

As the second-oldest HSE campus after Moscow, HSE Nizhny Novgorod has over 2,700 students, over 300 faculty members, and offers 9 BA programmes and 11 MA programmes, as well as several double-degree tracks. In addition to its educational activities and research, the university also serves as a forum for the city’s cultural life and carries out several projects aimed at ensuring the public good. In 2014, Valery Zusman, Doctor of Sciences in Literature of Western Europe, America and Australia, and the then Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at HSE Nizhny Novgorod, became the director of the campus. Professor Zusman talked to The HSE Look about the challenges and successes of global outreach projects at HSE Nizhny Novgorod and its proactive approach.

New Prospects of International Cooperation

On October 17 the delegation from Ghent University visited HSE - Nizhny Novgorod. At the meeting with Director Valery Zusman, Deputy Director Natalya Gronskaya, and representatives of all faculties of HSE – NN Belgian academics told the audience about their educational institution: its programmes, research projects, policy on internalization, and publication activity. Professor Guido Van Huylenbroeck, Vice-President on Internationalization of Ghent University paid special attention to the university’s high world ranking.

Visiting South Korea, the Country with Great Opportunities

On September 18 – 22 Director of HSE-Nizhny Novgorod Valery Zusman visited the Korean Republic on the invitation of National Institute for International Education. The delegation, which he joined, included 14 participants from eleven countries: Germany, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Russia. University administrators, government officials from Ministries of Education, outstanding professor were among the guests.  

Opening Ceremony of ‘Global Business’ Programme

On October 18th, 2016,  the opening ceremony of the master’s programme ‘Global Business’ was held at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. Representatives from the three partner universities took part in the event.

HSE Nizhny Novgorod Expands International Cooperation

A cooperation agreement will be signed between the Hochschule Bochum — Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and HSE — Nizhny Novgorod.

'My Nickname at School Was 'Professor'. I Had to Live up to It'

Why do people become researchers and pursue careers in science? What is more important for them – self-fulfillment or financial incentives? On the day before Russia celebrated Science Day on Feb 8, HSE’s news service talked to researchers working at HSE about what motivated them to become scientists.

Delegation from China’s Southwest University of Political Sciences and Law visits HSE Nizhny Novgorod campus

The visit by our Chinese partners is an organic part of the agreement between our universities to work together in academic and research fields. This year a group of Chinese students attended an HSE Nizhny Novgorod summer school and in September our students returned from Sichuan province where they were studying Chinese law-enforcement practices.

Evgeny Yasin Reelected HSE Academic Supervisor, Alexander Shokhin – HSE President

At a meeting of HSE’s Academic Council on May 30, Evgeny Yasin was reelected as the university’s academic supervisor, and Alexander Shokhin — as HSE’s president.

Academic Council: New Departments and Achievements

On June 29th 2012, the latest regular session of the Higher School of Economics Academic Council took place at the HSE. The agenda included information on the launch of new faculties and departments, approval of certain regulatory documents, as well as the results of the voting process for the teaching staff competition.