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HSE University Newsletter

Dear HSE University Partners and Friends,

We are pleased to present the new edition of the HSE University Newsletter to share the most exciting education and science news of July-September Quarter 2020 with you, and update you on the upcoming events which may be interesting for your universities' audience.

We are grateful for your solidarity and support in the unprecedented pandemic situation and thank you for keeping us informed on the measures implemented at your universities. The COVID-19 situation related information is available on the HSE University web-site which is being updated regularly. It also presents new initiatives born by our university students and staff to help the HSE community to work and study in the time of the pandemic.

I am pleased to let you know that HSE University has been increasingly attractive and competitive both for Russian and international students. In 2020-2021 a.y., there were 9 324 international  applicants (vs 8 943 international applicants in 2019) from 156 countries; of these 2214 international applicants were admitted  to our bachelor’s and master’s  programmes, which demonstrates a 11% increase of international admission as compared with 2019. 

We started a new academic year on 1 September, when classes began on-campus incl. HSE International Preparatory Programmes. HSE University takes all necessary actions to ensure the safety and health of all members of the university community and wearing masks in university buildings and dormitories is mandatory for all students and teachers as well as compliance with all other necessary sanitary measures. HSE University arranges online learning with mandatory support from professors for newly enrolled international students who are currently unable to travel to Russia.

In 2020 the world changed, and so did HSE University. With an ambitious goal of doing the impossible - include everything in the programme that we could not do previously at the usual open-air festival and still maintain the atmosphere of a major academic campus - a Brand new HSE Day 2020 took place on 10 September. The festival’s main stage area was called ‘HSE PRO Future’—because, after all, the future is important for any university. Ten promises for the next 10 years were made by HSE on its most important day. HSE students and faculty members addressed opportunities for international students at the ‘HSE International stage’.

We are open to your feedback on the topics to address in the future HSE University Newsletters and to receiving more news from you. We are glad to receive your partner’ newsletters, which we used to study with the utmost attention and bring them to the attention of HSE University’s community through the International Partnerships website.

We strongly believe that each of our partnerships gives us valuable opportunities and enriches our knowledge, and look forward to further development of our cooperation.

Yours sincerely, 

Ivan Prostakov

Vice-Rector for International Relations

HSE University at EAIE

HSE University representatives at EAIE leadership


We are happy to share that HSE University representatives joined EAIE Leadership for the 2020–2022 term.

Thank you all who voted and supported our colleagues!

Please meet our colleagues and feel free to contact, if you have any project or/and presentation ideas:

Yulia Grinkevich  – reelected as a Chair of the Expert Community Strategy and Management

Olga Krylova  – reelected as a Steering Group Member of the Expert Community Marketing and Recruitment

Olga Selezeneva  (& Olga Khachaturyan) –  the same person, just married – newly elected as an Associate Member of the Expert Community Cooperation for Development

Oksana Chernenko – continues as a Member of Professional Development Committee  

Will you attend EAIE Community Exchange 2020 on October, 14-16?


We hope you will.

You are welcome to join HSE University Director for Internationalisation and EAIE Chair of the Strategy and Management Expert Community Yulia Grinkevich who will share ideas and HSE University experience on Friday, October, 16:

10:30-11:45 (CEST) - Creative pathways: forging meaningful and impactful partnerships (Session & Break-out)

If you have cooperation ideas or would like to set up a meeting, please, contact Bogdan Chuprikov, International Cooperation Office manager at bchuprikov@hse.ru

What’s new at HSE University

HSE University to Launch a Satellite into Space

By the end of 2020, HSE University scientists will launch their own satellite into low Earth orbit, which will allow them to observe the Earth via the satellite’s remote sensors. To design and create the satellite, specialists and students of MIEM HSE and the HSE Lyceum worked closely with the Sputniks company, the Sirius Education Centre, and Scanex.

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‘We’re Looking for a Different Organizational Model’  - Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin discusses why three HSE Faculties are being restructured

In an interview with HSE News Service, HSE Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin discussed why the University is restructuring three of its faculties.

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‘Project-Based Learning in Law Presents a Challenge in Itself and It Is a Task That Is Yet to Be Solved’ - Vadim Vinogradov discusses the structural changes and new challenges facing the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law is one of three faculties to be restructured this year. Vadim Vinogradov talked to HSE University Life about how the Faculty will soon change, how an interdisciplinary approach benefits students of law, and what the new schools will do.

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HSE University in St. Petersburg and UCL Open a New Master's Programme

In the new joint master's programme 'Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics', which will begin accepting applications in 2021, students will divide their time between University College London and HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Upon graduation, students will earn a double degree awarded by both universities. The programme is of interest of those who want to study politics in Russia and the post-Soviet region and gain a deeper knowledge of the area that will equip them for region-related careers or further study at the doctoral level


HSE University – St. Petersburg and Ca' Foscari University of Venice Launch a Double Degree Programme in Asian Studies

Students of the Master's programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia' now have the opportunity to study in the programme of Ca' Foscari University ‘Language and Management in China' for a year. On completion of their studies, students will get diplomas of both universities.

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More information about HSE University Study Programmes is available here...


HSE University Achievements

HSE Now Among World’s Top 200 Universities for Research in THE University Rankings

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This year, HSE University has maintained its position in the 251-300 range in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University ranks among the top 3 Russian universities along with Moscow State University (which ranks 174th) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (which ranks in the 201-250 range). In the THE’s global ranking of the best universities for research, HSE ranks 199th.

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HSE Improves Its Position in the International Three University Missions Ranking

HSE University continues to climb the Moscow international university ranking, The Three University Missions (MosIUR), this year taking 120th place. The ranking became the most representative in the world this year – for the first time, the number of ranked universities reached 1,500.

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HSE University Climbs Shanghai Ranking

HSE University has advanced to the 801-900 group in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking and now ranks in the 7th-8th place among Russian universities. Moreover, HSE University is the only Russian university to improve its standing in the ranking this year.

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Five HSE Master's Programmes Included in Top 100 of QS Business Masters Rankings

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This year, the Master’s Programme ‘Strategic Management in Logistics’, offered by the HSE Graduate School of Business, ranked 34th in the Supply Chain Management Programme ranking, a new addition to the QS Business Masters Rankings. This is the fifth HSE programme to be included the QS Business Rankings. Four others have ranked among the top 100 for several years now.

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HSE University, together with the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, MGIMO, and the RAS Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, received a grant for their proposed world-class research centre as part of Russia’s National Project for Science

It is the first time the national project has awarded a research centre proposal in the humanities and social sciences. 

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Weeping Men. Why misandry flourishes in Russian society

Although Russia has traditionally been a patriarchal society, misandry—the sharp criticism of men, or ‘reverse sexism’—is on the rise. Women accuse men of every possible sin, from acting aggressively to being too passive at work and home, and from narcissism to general indifference. Men are at the centre of numerous high-profile harassment scandals. Although it is impossible to ignore the problem, it would be equally wrong to blame all the world’s problems exclusively on men. In a pilot study, HSE University researchers studied misandry in the women of two different generations.

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More information about HSE University Research is available here…

Calls and announcements

XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development on April 13 – 23, 2021

We are glad to announce that the online registration for the XXII April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development has started.

Online registration to attend the Conference (without presentation) will be open until March 22, 2021. We plan to hold the conference from April, 13 until 23, 2021, likely using both online and offline formats. We also hope to confirm the Conference’s format (online, offline or blended) by February 1, 2021.

Participants are invited to submit extended abstracts of their research papers for presentation at the Conference sessions through HSE University’s online system. Submissions will be accepted till November 16, 2020.

Detailed information is available here.

International eSTARS Conference on December 1-2, 2020 online

HSE University in cooperation with the global educational platform Coursera will hold the eLearning Stakeholders and Researchers Summit (eSTARS 2020) on December 1 – 2, 2020 online.

For the third time, HSE brings together researchers, practitioners, experts, opinion leaders, visionaries, executives, education leaders and representatives of the business community to discuss the main challenges that education faces in a rapidly digitalizing economy. The eSTARS 2020 main topic is “Transformation of Education to Meet Global Trends of the Digital Economy.”

Detailed information is available here.

11th International Russian Higher Education Conference (RHEC) on October 29-30, 2020 online

The special topic of RHEC 2020 is “Higher Education and Pandemiс: new challenges and sustainable responses”.

This year our conference will be available to every person who is interested in higher education research from any part of the world. Besides the traditional events of the conference starring widely-known international experts, we are glad to invite our international colleagues and early-career scholars from all over the world to participate in the special event “Innovative Proceedings & Analytics (IPA) community Symposium”, which is supported by Semyonov Award Programme.

The submission deadline for essay is Oct 18, 2020 (23:59 hrs. CET). 

Detailed information is available here. 

International Research Conference ‘Acculturation and Intercultural Relations: Post-Soviet Experience’ on November 2, 2020 online

The Center for Sociocultural Research of the HSE University) is pleased to invite you to take part in the International Research Conference “Acculturation and Intercultural Relations: Post-Soviet Experience”, which will be held on November 2, 2020, via the Zoom platform.

Abstract submission deadline is October 25, 2020. 

Detailed information is available here.

The Second International Conference ‘East and West in the New Transformation Phase: Asia Encountering the Challenges Of Deglobalization’ on December 16-17, 2020 Moscow

The Conference aims to discuss the main trends shaping the world development amid the deglobalization and regionalization of the world economy and politics. The discussion will be synergized with prospective tasks of Oriental Studies and International Regional Studies as comprehensive academic knowledge.

Detailed information is available here.


More HSE University Announcements here…

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study and Students

The HSE International Summer University completed its 2020 session on August 20. Due to the pandemic, the programme was held online for the first time

The schedule has been optimized to accommodate students joining the Zoom classes from different time zones. The students selected courses in a range of fields, with US-Russia Relations, Politics and Economics of Energy, and Russia’s Soft Power being the top three most popular choices. As is customary, HSE Summer University is also offering Russian language instruction at different levels.

This year’s participants are from 14 countries, including China, Italy, Ireland, Norway, the Netherlands, Mexico, the USA, and others. In addition to individual students from different universities around the world, HSE Summer University is also hosting a group of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HSE’s long-standing partner.

Application process for 2021 starts very soon.

Visit Summer University page to be updated!  


Russian Participants Earn Three Gold Medals in the International Economics Olympiad

29 teams from 29 countries—Russia, Austria, Brazil, India, Canada, New Zealand, the USA, and others—took part in the 3rd annual International Economics Olympiad (IEO), which was held from September 7-13. Due to the pandemic, participants competed online. Due to the pandemic, participants competed online.

For the second year in a row, a team representing Brazil won the team-level gold medal of the International Economics Olympiad. Silver was taken by Indonesia’s team, while Russia’s team took bronze. In the assessment of individual participants, Russian participants won three gold medals and two bronze medals.

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Faculty of Computer Science First Year Student Wins Gold at International Olympiad in Informatics

Semyon Savkin, a graduate of Moscow School No. 57 and student of HSE University’s Bachelor's Programme in Applied Mathematics and Information, has won gold in theInternational Olympiad in Informatics individual all-around among school students from 87 countries. In the unofficial team race, Russia shares second place with USA and Iran.

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HSE Art and Design School at the International Ars Electronica Festival

© HSE Garden Pavilion. Elena Charobay 'Mat/Form'

The HSE Art and Design School is participating in the Ars Electronica Festival, one of the main international events in art, science, and technology. Catch the School’s programme on the festival’s online platform from September 9 to 13.

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More information about HSE University students life is available here...

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Coronavirus Was Brought into Russia at Least 67 Times. SARS-CoV-2 entered the country not from China

Problem: Many people in Russia believe that they had COVID-19 as early as December 2019 or January 2020. Is it possible to find out when the epidemic really started in Russia and where it came from? Bioinformatics provides an answer.

Solution: Scholars compared mutations of 211 coronavirus genomes from patients in 25 Russian regions. They built the virus’s evolutionary trees on the basis of this data. They discovered that SARS-CoV-2 was brought in Russia from Europe during the period between late February and early March. The first case of its transfer inside the country took place no earlier than March 11, 2020.

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