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Maria Shabanova

  • Maria Shabanova has been at HSE University since 2010.


- Taking part in coordinating the support for international faculty and visiting scholars;

- Analyzing administrative procedures concerning international faculty and visiting scholars, and developing proposals to optimize them;

- Working together with other administrative units in order to improve the quality of support services for international faculty and international students;

- Editing and promoting the bulletin The HSE Look, an English supplement to Okna Rosta;

- Monitoring the usability of information on the websites of the Office of Internationalization.


  • 2011

    HSE University

  • 2011

    Master's in Political Science
    HSE University, Public policy department

  • 2009

    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University)

  • 2009

    Bachelor's in Political Science
    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University), Political Science

Work experience

2013 –2014   Manager of the Master’s Degree Program “Political Analysis and Public Policy” at NRU HSE

2011 - 2013  Paralegal, Lawyers for Constitutional Rights and Freedoms (Moscow)


Rethinking international students: reaching unity in diversity

There is no doubt that higher education (HE) has entered an era of change. It is widely believed that international students require special attention and support. However, recent trends, such as the world-wide massification of HE, the growing use of information technologies in teaching and ongoing globalisation of HE result in increasingly diverse student populations. Though traditionally, student populations have been treated as homogenous, they have never been such. In today’s blog post, the third in the summer Forum series, the authors explore why it is so important that universities stop ignoring the diversity of student community. 

European Association of International Education

Trend of decentralised international student support

Nowadays universities do not need to be convinced that their student support services need to cater to international students as well as domestic ones. However, the support system that exists depends on both external and internal factors. A lot is shaped by context: national regulation, the predominant language(s) in the country, the changing demands of the job market; but also and just as importantly, the university’s development strategy.


Challenges of internationalising higher education

The beginning of the 21st century has seen a great increase in mobility and migration – both voluntary and forced by external circumstances. These developments have increased the demand for intercultural skills and innovative approaches and to keep up with them higher education institutions need to do all they can to help ready their graduates for coming global challenges.


HERB 2(20): How to Recruit Internationally and Live Happily Ever After

In this issue of Higher Education in Russia and Beyond (HERB) contributors from universities in Russia and beyond share case studies about making good use of international mobility programs to enhance research collaboration, about the successes and challenges of hiring faculty members and postdocs internationally, and about the best practices and pitfalls of integrating internationally recruited faculty into the university community. Celebrate the last day of Summer learning about some of the most interesting practices of international recruitment in post-Soviet countries.