First-year undergraduate students have made their choice of minors for the upcoming academic year. Below are some results.
This year, the university has offered 102 minors to students on its campuses, with the largest selection – 71 minors – offered in Moscow. HSE’s campus St. Petersburg offers 14 minors; the Nizhny Novgorod campus offers 10, and the Perm campus offers 7.
The average share of newly introduced minors was 31.4%, with 32.4% in Moscow, 28.6% in St. Petersburg, 40% in Nizhny Novgorod, and 14.3% in Perm.
High-achieving students did not focus on a short list of minors, which demonstrates the maximum passing percentile (with the exception of the Data Mining minor in the Faculty of Computer Science on HSE’s Moscow campus, where the maximum passing percentile was 7.76%). Most minors on all campuses had the maximum passing percentile of over 50%.
An important feature of this year’s campaign was providing support for all minors that have piqued students’ interest. The university administration made this decision due to the complicated circumstances under the pandemic, the active implementation of eLearning technology, and requests from high-achieving students who prioritized minors that did not collect over 30 applications after the ‘first wave’.
These include, first and foremost, minors in the humanities and social science: history, cultural studies, language studies, and international area studies. In addition, students will have an opportunity to take in-depth courses in chemistry, data measurement technology, quantum physics, and other sciences.
The minor courses on the list will bу taught online. The students of non-Moscow campuses will study together with Moscow ones, at web conferences and online discussions.
Students of campuses outside Moscow can choose a minor taught in Moscow in their LMS account (in the ‘Elective Courses’ section). First, students who have not been assigned a minor will be able to sign up for their courses. Students who have already declared a minor and have applied to have their minor changed will be informed of the final decision after the initial application period.
Registration opens at 6 pm on April 13, and closes at 11:59 am on April 17.
All students enrolled in Moscow minors will get a notification on their university email.
Please note that in the rest of the cases, minors can be changed within the first weeks of September, after classes begin. Information about how to change your minor is available here.