Nizhny Novgorod is an ancient Russian town grown into a vibrant metropolis, one of the largest cities in the country. Founded in 1221 at the confluence of the two great Russian rivers Nizhny rose to prominence as a leading center of international commerce long known worldwide for its annual trade fairs. In Soviet times Nizhny emerged as a research and industrial hub of strategic importance closed to domestic and foreign visitors alike. Owing to the Soviet legacy the city is still an often overlooked treasure just 250 miles east from Moscow. A major city today, Nizhny Novgorod enjoys dynamic growth with its booming downtown in the heart of the metropolitan area of over 1 million people. On top of its historic heritage and industrial advancements Nizhny represents an excellent place for education and research boasting peaceful provincial environment.
City in brief
- Over 30 educational and research institutions;
- The biggest in Europe Intel R&D Center;
- Was founded at the confluence of two of the most important rivers in his principality, the Volga and Oka rivers;
- One of the largest automotive industries nationwide;
- Leading metal working and engineering center;
- 4-hour railway trip from Moscow;
- Usually colloquially shortened to Nizhny
Established in 1996 HSE - Nizhny Novgorod is the oldest and largest among HSE regional campuses. It offers high quality education within its 5 faculties: Faculty of Economics, Faculty of Management, Faculty of Business Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Humanities.HSE - Nizhny Novgorod is highly-rated for its achievements in a variety of research areas spanning ERP systems architecture, decision systems, mathematical modeling in economics, logistics and supply chain management innovation management, communication studies, computational linguistics.
The first HSE - Nizhny Novgorod English-taught Master program - Global Business - is aimed at preparing managers with the professional and social competencies necessary to work under global economic conditions. Taught in collaboration with the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria) and the University of Bergamo (Italy), this programme combines teaching modules in three countries to cover the foundations of general managerial theory and practice on the international level, elements of management, and negotiation skills. Students study a second foreign language (Russian, German or Italian) and gain work experience through internships with Italian companies.
Intercultural Communication (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours)
The course will be aimed at the development of cross-cultural awareness in interpersonal and professional communications and encompasses a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part will be based on major theories and approaches in intercultural communication and cover not only American and European theories but also give a Russian perspective.The practical part of the course will be incorporated into lectures and focus on case discussions and cross-cultural problems solving, which acquires an additional acuteness in the multicultural context of the programme. One of the major accents will be put on cultural peculiarities of Russia and the enigma of the Russian soul.The uniqueness of the course is in the combination of traditional and novel approaches, one of which was introduced by the scholars of Nizhny Novgorod school of intercultural communication.
Managing a Global Team (2 ECTS credits, 16 academic hours)
The course aims at the development of team-leading and team-working skills within the specifics of a multinational group. The theoretical part backs on major theories and approaches in general management and human resource management with a special stress to the findings of experimental sociology. The practical part of the course relies on management cases and imitative modelling exercises that help students experience the problems discussed. The uniqueness of the course is in the combination of firm theory and experimental findings on one hand, and a significant number of practical examples, activities and questions on the other.