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Maria Nikitina

  • Maria Nikitina has been at HSE University since 2009.


  • Coordinating the work of the editorial office of HSE English language website;
  • Supervising the process of keeping the English language sites of HSE University’s divisions, as well as personal pages of HSE staff up-to-date;
  • Updating HSE Glossary jointly with the HSE Expert Translation Centre;
  • Writing and editing texts for the HSE English language website;
  • Updating the HSE Thesaurus;
  • Updating the Life in Moscow website.

Since 2015, HSE English-language website has consistently been named the best English-language website of a Russian university (according to a study by Russian International Affairs Council).



Degree in History
Lomonosov Moscow State University

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

October 2019 — April 2020 — Creative Writing School, course in Literary Translation, 50 hours Literary Translation

2019 — Creative Writing School, online course in Non-Fiction Writing CWS non-fiction

2013 — Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) courses and certificate. Result: Band 4 (the highest level) TKT

Awards and Accomplishments

January 2022 — Note of Acknowledgement by Senior Director for Digital Transformation

December 2020 — HSE Medal 'Aknowledgement — Ten Years of Successful Work'

July 2020 — HSE Note of Acknowledgement

September 2019 — 1st place in the Creative Writing School competition for 'Literary Translation' course scholarships

November 2017 — HSE Rector's Note of Acknowledgement

Employment history

2009–present Higher School of Economics, editor of the HSE English-language website

2012–2014 eLingva Language Training Centre, English language teacher

2006–2008 News Outdoor Russia, assistant/translator to the Director of the Large Format Division

2000–2006 Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of the U.S. and Canadian Studies, junior research fellow

1998–1999 Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, librarian