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International Student Research Competition

Every year HSE holds a research paper competition for current students and recent graduates. 



The goal of the competition is to identify and support talented and creatively active students.


The following individuals are eligible to take part in the competition:

Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, as well as recent alumni up to 30 years of age.  

The competition is open to international students, including students enrolled in Russian universities.

Subject areas

 Research works are usually accepted in the following subject areas (the list of subjects may change from year to year):

Business InformaticsWorld Economy and Global Politics, Asian Studies
Public AdministrationPolitical Science
Computer ScienceEngineering and Applied Mathematics
Cultural StudiesPsychology
Media CommunicationsEconomics


Expert review

An expert review of submitted works is conducted by instructors and research associates from the HSE.  

Evaluation of works takes place for groups of students from the following levels:

1.     Undergraduate students

2.     Graduate students

3.     Recent graduates



To take part in the competition, it is necessary to submit your paper at the website. Ask your student buddy to help you fill in the form as it is in Russian.

Deadline for submitting papers is usually in late October or early November. Follow announcements on HSE site for information on deadlines.


Results of the competition are usually announced in December. Collection of the winning papers is published after each competition. Winners also receive various prizes.

Address all queries regarding the competition to the organizing committee at tzakharova@hse.ru or call Elena Titova on 8 495 772 9590 ext 22557. 


  • Remove the names of the authors, co-authors and academic supervisors from the text, headers, footers, or the cover page
  • Shorten the paper to 60 000 characters, including spaces. We calculate the full volume of the paper, including appendices, the cover and contents pages.
  • Save the file in .doc, docx, .rtf or .pdf
  • Take into account the recommendations in your nominations. Check the competition website for more information. Some insructions may be in Russian, so ask your buddy for help.
  • Don’t submit papers with plagiarism. They will be discarded from the competition by the Organizing Committee, and their author will lose the opportunity to participate in future competitions.
  • Submit one paper for one nomination, or two different papers in two different nominations. A paper submitted in several nominations simultaneously, or several papers submitted by one author in a single nomination will be declined.
  • Use the Times New Roman font.
  • The paper should consist of three parts:
    1. introduction (key ideas of the topic, reason for selecting the topic and its relevance and a short summary of existing literature on topic)
    2. main part (research of the problem, options for its solution, etc)
    3. conclusion (author’s conclusions)
    • A list of references should be included at the end of the work
    • The names of the authors, academic supervisors and co-authors cannot appear in the text or on the cover page
    • Only research works are accepted for the competition (research papers, design work, creative work, publications, and work being prepared for publication)
    • Works are accepted in Russian and English

     Regulations on the research paper competition for HSE students (PDF, 148 Kb)





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