The Lunar New Year, or Tet holiday, is the most important and largest festival of the year in Vietnam. It is when the Vietnamese express their respects for their ancestors and welcome the lunar New Year with family members. The date of Tet is decided by the lunar calendar; this year, it began on Friday, February 16, and lasts until next weekend. 2018 is known as the year of the Golden Dog.
Alexander Piperski, Lecturer at the HSE School of Philology, has received an award for Russian young literature and languages researchers for his book Constructing Languages: From Esperanto to Dothraki.
Every quarter at HSE, we hold a competition to support student initiatives. Projects that foster university development, as well as projects that have benefits for wider society, are recognized and awarded financial and organizational assistance.
Starting from February 12, books will start to appear on shelves in our HSE buildings on Myasnitskaya, Armyanskiy Pereulok and Strogino. You will be able to take them home, read them and return them to one of our HSE buildings whenever you want!
On January 25, HSE Vice Rector Igor Chirikov and staff of the Student Initiative Support Centre met with the heads of the University’s student associations. The participants of the meeting, which was organized by the HSE Student Council, summarized the results and outcomes of HSE’s jubilee year 2017, as well as discussed plans for 2018.
The traditional dip into icy water on the celebration of Jesus’ Baptism united brave HSE international students on January 18th for the third time. The event was organised by ESN HSE. Two words sum up their impressions – ‘unique’ and ‘delightful’. The event took place at VDNKH where organizers arranged all the necessary services, including hot tea, a tent and medical assistance – which, luckily, wasn’t needed.
The HSE Social Committee and Student Councils at faculties have carried out a student survey on HSE cafeterias. The comments have been discussed at a meeting between students and catering providers at HSE buildings.
Leading sports journalists, photographers and managers will take part in a series of workshops and master classes around sports journalism. The series, sponsored by the HSE Extreme Sports Club and starting in January 2018, will be open to the public.
Today it is not enough for us just to ski or to hang out, we are always looking for new impressions and knowledge. This festival will combine all that we have ever wished for: skiing, entertainment, and popular science events. Everyone is welcome to join us at Gorki Gorod in Krasnaya Polyana for the first smart ski festival ID FEST from January 28 to February 4.
From January 9, HSE students will be able to get a 50 percent discount at VDNH rink upon presenting their social cards.