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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

October 2023 — The English-language version of IQ.HSE got the silver prize in the 'Science for the World' category of the all-Russia prize 'For Loyalty to Science'

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

IQ.HSE English-language Website and HSE’s 2052: See the Future Documentary Win Science Journalism Award

On October 26, Zaryadye Concert Hall hosted an award ceremony to honour the winners of the 9th all-Russia prize 'For Loyalty to Science' awarded by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science for achievements in the fields of science journalism, education, and science communication. This year, two of HSE's projects were awarded.