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Oxana P. Budjko

  • Oxana P. Budjko has been at HSE University since 2014.

Oxana Budjko has worked in the field of international higher education in Russia for the past 30 years. Currently, she is the Head of the International Office at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. She oversees the institution's global outreach efforts by expanding partnerships with universities worldwide, and overseeing the institution’s student exchange, internship, and international summer programs. 

She has maintained successful cooperation with over 35 partner universities around the world, thereby enhancing international faculty recruitment, attracting interns from the US, and enabling HSE students to participate in summer and semester programs globally. 

In addition, she oversees graduate school placement and maintains a domestic and international network of alumni who have undergone postgraduate training abroad. Each year, together with the HSE University International Admissions office, Oxana recruits about 250 international students, primarily for degree programs, while also organizing summer and other short-term programs abroad in cooperation with partner universities.



Moscow Institute of Radiotechnology, Electronics and Automation

Continuing education / Professional retraining / Internships / Study abroad experience

Yale U. & Coursera:

Understanding Medical Research, 2020 

University of Luxembourg

International Partners Week, 2019

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania: 

The CFO: Becoming a Strategic Partner program, 2011

JSTOR Celebration & Training Workshop: 

Two Day Seminar, Moscow, Russia, 2004

American Institute of Business and Economics (AIBEc, Moscow):

Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, 2001

The International Affairs Network, International Management Development Institute Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburg: 

Grant Proposal Writing and Development Strategy Workshop, Prague, Czech Republic, 1995

Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automaton (Moscow State Technical University):  

English Language Scientific and Technical Translation Degree, 1987

Employment history

NRU HSE - 2015 - present  - Head of International Office, Faculty of Economic Sciences

NES - 1994 - 2014 - CFO, International Administrator

Embassy of the State of Israel - 1992 - 1994 - Press Office team member

Technical Bureau  MIPK - Yokogawa Electric- 1990 -1992 - engineer

‘High Grades Open Up Many Opportunities for You Here’

Bai Xinyi, 24, comes from Ankang, a small city in China. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Economics and Economic Policy, with a focus on Behavioural Economics, in the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Below, she speaks about the application process, shares some details of her favourite courses, and reminisces about talking to friendly passers-by in the streets of Moscow.

Master Programs Tracks Supervisors Met Future Students

Academic supervisors shed light on program structure, elective courses, research seminars, and specializations for the future students of English taught Master's programs at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. The material will be updated as the events progress

Zaruhi Hakobyan Shortlisted for HSE Alumni Awards

Zaruhi Hakobyan, master’s graduate of the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences and research scientist at the University of Luxembourg, is involved not only in research but also in organising academic events for young scientists and students. As a foreign graduate of HSE University, Zaruhi was nominated for the HSE Alumni Awards ‘for her tireless enthusiasm in popularising economic science, teaching, and research at the international level’ and made the shortlist.

‘I Found the Pokrovka Campus to Be Lively, Thriving, and Energetic’

Diksha Khosla came to HSE University-Moscow from the northern Indian state of Punjab. She currently studies on the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Diksha spoke to the HSE News Service about the challenges and opportunities available to international students in Russia, adjusting to the Moscow vibe, and her efforts to showcase and celebrate Indian culture at HSE University.

Graduate Admissions Webinars at the Faculty of Economic Sciences

International Students Meet the Faculty of Economic Sciences and HSE University Leadership

Masters students at the Faculty of Economic Sciences met the faculty Dean, Professor Pekarski, HSE Director for Internationalization Dr. Kisel, vice-dean Liudmila Zasimova and other staff on September 12. Meeting was organized by the Faculty of Economic Sciences International Office to introduce the staff and students, as well as students of various programs to each other

Faculty of Economic Sciences Holds Math BootCamps for Those Starting Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

More than 200 future bachelor’s and master’s students from around the world spent the last two weeks of summer improving their mathematical knowledge and honing their problem-solving skills. The free online classes have been held for the fourth year in a row. They allow first-year students not only to succeed in their studies, research, and project activities at HSE University’s Faculty of Economic Sciences (FES), but also to quickly integrate into the international community of students, graduates, and teachers.

‘The 4th International Economics Olympiad—My Journey’

Oghogho Joy Isibor came to HSE University after earning a scholarship from the Faculty of Economic Sciences for her performance in the International Economics Olympiad. She is one of several foreigners to apply via the same competition. Oghogho is currently studying on the HSE University Preparatory Year Programme before starting her Economics degree. Read on to find out about her experience of the Olympiad, adapting to life in Russia, and the challenges of learning Russian for her future studies.

Graduate Admissions Webinars: PhD program in Economics

Research that Will Help Fight Corruption

Emmanuel Adu Sarfo, 23, from Ghana, is a second-year master's student on the HSE Economics and Economic Policy programme. He is carrying out research on the ancient roots of corruption that influence its prevalence in different countries. Emmanuel talked to the HSE News Service about his studies and research at HSE University in Moscow.

2023 Admissions Now Open

The 2023 Admissions Campaign has started at HSE University. The range of available courses includes 89 bachelor’s and 182 master’s programmes across the university’s campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, and Perm. Among them are 13 English-taught bachelor’s programmes and 40 English-taught master’s programmes in such fields as architecture, Asian studies, IT, arts, history, mathematics, politics, psychology, economics, management, physics, chemistry, biology, law, literature and many others.

‘Professionals Who Have Studied Outside Their Home Countries Should Shape New Narratives’

Studies in lockdown, the fun of Russian classes, and the hardships of learning microeconomics: the HSE News Service talked to three international students of economics who are getting their master’s degrees from HSE University this year.

‘One of the Biggest Advantages of HSE University Is Its Multi-cultural And International Environment’

Parisa Esmaeilkhani, from Iran, and Anshuman Sharma, from India, are currently studying in HSE University’s English-taught Master’s programmes. In an interview with HSE News Service, they talked about enrolling at HSE University, discovering Moscow, learning Russian, exploring the opportunities HSE University offers, and studying remotely during the pandemic.

'One Must Learn to Cooperate and Present Complex Ideas for Professional Success. Strategic Corporate Finance program prepared me for this'

Vahhab Irani is about to be a second year student in the Strategic Corporate Finance master program.  Currently apart from studying at HSE, he is also working at Ozon.ru and pursuing additional educational programs in Finance. Today he shares his story with us

'I go above and beyond to help the internationally hired faculty'

HSE University is more than just an outstanding University, but a unique environment, comprised of impressive communication, friendships and driven purpose. Disa Malbakhova, Department of Theoretical Economics  manager and the Faculty of Economic Sciences International office International Recruitment Coordinator,  illustrates her role at HSE University and the passion and love she has for her work.

HSE University X STAIY: Reflecting on the Project

At this time, the pandemic has brought remarkable changes in consumer behavior, and I think that universities should use this turning point and assume leadership by taking advantage of the possibilities offered by communication tools and all the spare time students have.Networking, teamwork, and participation in joint projects with companies and startup incubators can be a way of making the best out of the current situation. This is all about promoting positive values and generating synergies between Russia and the European cultural and business sphere

‘Enrolling at HSE University Is One of the Best Decisions I Have Made’

Nargiz Mammadova, first-year Master's student of the Economics: Research Programme, chose HSE University based on the strength of its reputation and its placement in university rankings. In her interview, Nargiz talks about her passion for economics, her impressions of the programme, her career aspirations, and more.

'In the Future I Want to Open a Business School in Nigeria'

Graduate of HSE University and University of Luxemburg Tobi Oladiran from Nigeria reflects on his experience and takeaways from the Master’s programme in Strategic Corporate Finance and the double track it offers.

Economics: Research Program is a Chance and I am Extremely Glad to Take Advantage of it

Nargiz Mammadova, first-year student of the Master's program Economics: Research Program on her way to the Economics: Research Program, her first semester experience, and her takeaways from the HSE University studies

International Admission 2021

Starting from 1 November international students can apply online to study at HSE University and Faculty of Economic Sciences

Strategic Corporate Finance: Combination of Theoretical Knowledge with Practical Experience

Master program’s Strategic Corporate Finance  alum, class 2019, former HSE  University international student Abdumutal Vasikov on his experience and future plans

International Partners Week Boosts Cooperation

During first week of April representatives of National Research University Higher School of Economics participated in the Second International Partners Week held by University of Luxembourg

Photo Exhibition Opens at Shabolovka Campus

Twelve photographs of Moscow landmarks and skyline made in summer by Johnson Chow Chun Shing, an intern at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, are currently on display at Shabolvoka building. Participants of the Autumn School "Modern Trends in Decision Theory" were invited to the gala opening and were the first guests of the exhibition. The Faculty of Economic Sciences' Dean, Oleg Zamulin welcomed the guests, and, together with the International Laboratory of Decision Choice and Analysis Head Professor Fuad Aleskerov cut the ribbon to open the exhibition.

Hong Kong Student Recalls His First Month in Moscow

In early June, Johnson Chun Shing Chow, a native of Hong Kong, arrived in Moscow to study Russian, complete an internship and learn more about Russian culture. Prior to arriving, he envisioned the city as the heart of Russia, filled with Soviet-era memories like the Kremlin, monuments and military museums. Although he had studied Russian culture and language for some time, his initial few weeks did prove to be an adjustment.

HSE University Welcomes Delegation from National Economics University, Hanoi

On July 2 — 3, HSE University hosted a delegation from the National Economics University (Hanoi, Vietnam) in Moscow and St. Petersburg. HSE and NEU signed a  cooperation agreement, which covers a range of areas, including the development of academic exchange programmes for students and staff, joint research projects, as well as joint cultural and recruiting events.

‘Everything Was New and Amazing Here in Russia’

A group of 37 students from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology visited HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences in January 2018. The visit was part of a study trip to Russia organized by HKUST Global Business Program. The students visited Dobrolyubov Public Library, New Economic School, SKOLKOVO School of Management, as well as offices of Novartis Pharma, Yandex, and Moscow Stock Exchange. At HSE they met with Russian and international students who told them about the university and introduced them to Russian culture and traditions, dispelling some of the most popular myths about Russia.

Demand for Russian Language Classes Grows

Fifteen American students have come to HSE to study Russian as a foreign language as part of ‘USA in Russia’ study abroad programme developed by the University of South Alabama in partnership with HSE since 2014. Every other year, Nicholas Gossett, Assistant Professor of Russian and Applied Linguistics, brings a group of students to Moscow to study the Russian language as well as attend lectures and seminars on Russian culture, history, business, and other subjects. The goal is for students to not only improve their knowledge of the Russian language but to also make life-long connections in Russia which will help them in the academic, professional, and personal life.