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Nomination Process for 2019 Golden HSE Awards Kicks Off

Nominate your candidates before October 29th

Applications are now open for Golden HSE, the main university’s awards.

This prize is awarded to teachers, staff, graduates, students and Lyceum students for success and a proactive attitude to their profession, research, and studies. The candidates are nominated and chosen by students and staff.

Applications will be accepted via the competition website until October 29 only. Don’t delay, nominate your candidates!

Below we share some information on changes to this year’s competition, ways to nominate your candidate, the categories and the voting process.

What’s New this Year

The main innovations are in the appointment of the jury and the competition committee. Previously, faculty and campus juries were nominated by the Dean, and the Rector appointed the committee chairs. Now members are elected at faculty and campus Academic Councils (Teachers’ Council in the Lyceum). The committees are elected by the jury members out of the jury members.

2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony
2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony


Silver Nestling

This prize is awarded for the most outstanding achievements in studies and research, proactive attitude and pursuit of self-development. Please note that this year, this prize is being awarded not only to HSE University students and HSE Lyceum students, but also doctoral students.

University Teaching Success

This prize is awarded to HSE lecturers (excluding HSE Lyceum teachers) for outstanding teaching achievements, exciting lectures and seminars, useful courses (including online courses) and user-friendly textbooks, an attentive and fair attitude towards students, and actively supporting colleagues in boosting the quality of teaching at the university.

This category includes four prizes:

  • Science, IT and engineering
  • Social sciences and economics (including law, international relations and urban studies)
  • Humanities, communications, and arts
  • Foreign languages, military and physical training

Achievement in Research

This prize is awarded to teachers, research associates, and postgraduate students at HSE and its branches for outstanding research findings obtained through their work at the university.

A total of three prizes are awarded in this category:

  • Science, IT and engineering
  • Social sciences and economics (including law, international relations and urban studies)
  • Humanities, communications, and arts

Alumni Success

This prize will be awarded to HSE alumni for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, as well and for developing successful careers in community work, public administration or business.

The category includes two prizes:

  • Best academic achievement
  • Best professional achievement
2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony
2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony


Contribution to the Development of HSE University

This prize is awarded to HSE University staff members whose work has resulted in improvements to the university’s reputation and to the university’s development. 

Golden Person

This prize is awarded to administrative staff for their initiative, friendly interactions with colleagues and students, and active sharing of experience among the university’s staff.

A total of four prizes are awarded:

  • To study office staff, teaching and learning support specialists, staff of continuing education programme offices
  • To administrative staff of HSE faculties and central administrative bodies
  • To employees of the HSE Library, Publishing House, Office of Information Technology, Office of Public Relations and Online Media, and similar units at the university’s regional campuses
  • To employees of dormitories and maintenance units

Best Expert

This prize will be awarded to HSE researchers for expert analysis and publications that have sparked signficant public interest or promoted serious changes in public, municipal, or corporate policies.

HSE Lyceum Teaching Success

This prize is awarded to teachers of the HSE Lyceum and cross-school HSE Lyceums for outstanding success in teaching, using innovative teaching techniques, and creativity in teaching.

How to Nominate a Candidate

Step one: Choose your candidates. Don’t worry if you have chosen a lot of people – there's no limit to the number of candidates you can nominate.

2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony
2018 Golden HSE awards ceremony

Step two: If you are an HSE staff member or an HSE student, gather a group of at least three peers who will nominate a candidate, or coordinate the nomination with the head of your unit so that you can nominate a candidate by the entire subdivision. HSE student organizations also can nominate candidates.

Candidates for the ‘Silver Nestling’ category should be nominated by groups of at least three HSE faculty members of HSE University, HSE Lyceum, or cross-school HSE Lyceum.

Self-nomination is not permitted in any category. Last year's winners of the Golden HSE award cannot be nominated in the same category again, and jury members cannot be nominated.

Please see the contest regulations for more details.

Step three: submit the nomination on the award website.

Go to the website. Look who else was nominated for the award in other categories. Feel free to add your comments.

While the number of comments is not taken into account when determining the nominees and winners, the Jury will have more information to make a decision, and the candidates will be pleased to see feedback.

The Vote

The vote for candidates in all categories, except for the Silver Nestling, will take place in two stages:

First Stage: online vote by the Jury.

Second Stage: on-site vote by the Committee.

‘Silver Nestlings’ will be selected in one stage as a result of a Jury vote.

The nomination process on the website is open from October 9th until 29th

The Golden HSE awarding ceremony will take place on November 27th at the renovated Cultural Centre hall on Pokrovsky Boulevard.

October 10, 2019