On June 29, the third graduation ceremony for the double-degree Master’s programme in Big Data Systems (HSE, Russia) and Information Systems Management (UAS Technikum Wien, Austria) was hosted at the Austrian Ambassador’s Residence in Moscow. Dr. Hartmut Koller-Lenhardt, Chancellor at the Embassy of Austria in Moscow, gave the opening address. He congratulated the graduates on their successful completion of the programme and stressed the importance of cooperation between the universities in regards to cultural and professional communication and connections.
What is required of modern sports managers and how do digital technologies influence its development? These issues were discussed by participants at the international conference ‘Sport and the Future’ organized by HSE, International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), FIFA Master Alumni Association (FMA), and the Football Union of Russia (FUR).
On Wednesday, 16 May 2018, the President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, gave an open lecture at HSE on ‘Public funding for research & innovation: The experience of the European Research Council’. The lecture was organized by HSE together with the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
Representatives of the Tuscia University (Italy) recently visited Nizhny Novgorod: the Head of International Relations and Mobility, Carlo Contardo, and Professor of Economics, Social Sciences, Engineering and Business, Patrizio Morganti.
HSE ISSEK and the College of Engineering at Seoul National University have signed an agreement for a double degree programme which involves the HSE’s Master Programme in Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation and the ‘Technology Management Economics and Policy’ (TEMEP) at the College of Engineering of Seoul National University.
On February 26, Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation, spoke at the HSE on ‘Russia and the EU: The Present State of Affairs’. The lecture was organized by the HSE International Students' Association together with the EU Delegation to Russia.
On 19-23 February 2018 the HSE delegation headed by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov made a grand tour in Italy visiting 7 partner universities in the North of Italy and meeting around 100 colleagues. HSE delegation members were honored to take part in theCeremony dedicated to 150th Anniversary of Ca' Foscari University of Venice  and official opening of the Academic Year 2017/2018 that was attended by Ca Foscari faculty staff and students, leaders of other local institutions and by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella. Within the opening the HSE Rector took part in the academic procession together with Ca Foscari Rector Professor Michele Bugliesi and other 20 participants wearing their universities mantles including leaders of HSE partner universities such as Provost of University College London Professor Arthur, President of Korea University Professor Yeom, Rector of University of Naples Federico II Professir Manfredi, Rector of University of Bergamo Professor Pellegrini Morzenti and others.
 HSE cooperates with Ca Foscari University in Venice since 2012. As for now 16 students from Ca Foscari are on the exchange at HSE, and 18 HSE students study in Venice.
On 05-09 February 2018 Professor Kirill Bukin, Academic Supervisor of Programme inEconomics, Alyona Sutormina, Manager of Office for International Cooperation, and Konstantin Platonov, Director of Centre of International Cooperation at HSE Campus in St. Petersburg took part in the Staff Week for Central and Eastern European Partners 2018 organized by HSE partner Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
On January 31, Belgium’s Prime Minister, Charles Michel, gave a public lecture at HSE on how the EU has developed, what lies in store for Europeans, and the future of Russian-European bilateral relations.
On January 17, the German Ambassador to Russia, Rüdiger von Fritsch, gave an open lecture at HSE entitled, ‘Russia, Germany, Europe – Where To From Here?’ HSE gives you an overview of his main ideas.