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Mikhail Tyurkin

  • Mikhail Tyurkin has been at HSE University since 2022.



St Petersburg State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

University of Hamburg (Germany). Studied journalism, communication theory and international relations since 2005 till 2006. 

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Courses (2023/2024)

Courses (2022/2023)



Формирующийся медиатренд и его влияние на общество и управление (Пхагвара ). Presentation: Влияние цифровых медиа на протест: может ли революция реально произойти в XXI веке?

Employment history

Mikhail Tyurkin is an international journalist, media historian and media expert. His field of research includes global media, communication theory, digital platforms, social anthropology, contemporary history and philosophy of history.

Since 2007 till 2009 Mikhail Tyurkin was special correspondent, between 2009 and 2015 he spearheaded the political editorial board of the daily newspaper “Nevskoye Vremya”. As a columnist, he contributed opinion pieces for a number of print and online newspapers in Russia, Germany and Serbia, including “Izvestia”, “Vzglyad”, “Flensburger Tageblatt” and “Večernje Novosti”. Since 2017 till 2018 he was editor-in–chief of the educational portal “Pervaya Liniya”.

As a reporter, Mikhail Tyurkin covered major international events. These include declaration of Kosovo’s independence (2008), presidential elections in Ukraine (2010), Belarus (2010) and Georgia (2013), protests on Maidan Square in Kiev (2014), referendum in Crimea (2014), migration crisis in Europe (2015) and parliamentary elections in Germany (2017). He wrote travel reportages about China, Japan, Serbia, Montenegro and Spain.

Mikhail Tyurkin has won a number of prestigious journalistic awards. These include the Peter Bönish Prize of the Russian-German forum “Petersburg Dialogue” for a series of publications under the general heading “German Lessons”, the St. Petersburg Governor's Award for coverage of the G20 summit in Strelna, the Business Journalism Award “Presszvanie” and the Chekhov Foundation Award for the best publication about China.

In 2015 Mikhail Tyurkin joined the academia. Since 2015 till 2022 he was Senior Lecturer at the Department of International Journalism at Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications of St. Petersburg State University. He was teaching practical classes for the students of the English-speaking Master's Program "Global Commucations and International Journalism". Since 2022 he became Senior Lecturer at the Media Department of Higher School of Economics (HSE). In 2003 he was appointed to the position of Academic Supervisor of the Bachelor's program “Media Communications” at St. Peterspurgs's campus of the HSE University.



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HSE University-St Petersburg in India: ‘Powerful Impulse for Professional Growth’

Teachers and researchers from HSE University-St Petersburg took part in the 14th Global Week. This is a unique format of international academic cooperation based on one of India's leading private universities—Chitkara University. They gave lectures, master classes, seminars, and presented the results of their research and field work.

How HSE University-St Petersburg Spent 2023

The year is gradually wrapping up, which means it's high time to take stock and thank each other for our joint work. Learn about the brightest and most important events which happened at HSE University-St Petersburg this year from professors, academic supervisors and deans of the campus faculties. Happy New Year! May your year be filled with inspiration and energy for new achievements!

‘The Trip to India Will Be an Exam for Every Participant’

From October 28 to November 29, 2023, students of HSE University will take part in an international internship at Lovely Professional University (LPU), one of the biggest universities in India. The exchange programme is intended for students of the bachelor’s programme in Media Communications and the master’s programme in Media Production and Media Analysis at HSE University-St Petersburg. The project will culminate in the creation of a documentary film about India, which will be shot jointly by students of HSE University and LPU.

Initiation, Lectures and a Lot of Music: What We Will Remember About HSE SPB DAY 2023

HSE SPB Day has been held at Sevkabel Port in the open air. HSE students were congratulated on the beginning of the academic year by the trustees, faculty deans, and the rousing HSE Dance Club. The first-years had an initiation ceremony, participated in activities from student clubs, and danced to popular songs on the Gulf of Finland. They received well wishes from the professors, representatives of large companies and, of course, student organisations. Find out how the first-years spent the day and what they remember most about the event.

Results of the 2023 Admissions Campaign

The 2023 admissions campaign is almost over. Read on to learn about this year's results, innovations, and international activities.