'As paradoxical as it may seem given the city’s titanic size, Moscow is, in many ways, a hidden gem. The city doesn’t figure into the travel, professional or academic plans of most Americans, who stick to more popular destinations such as London, Paris and Rome. What they don’t realize is that Moscow is one of the world’s most important centers of economic and intellectual activity–a city where ancient, modern and future converge to provide foreigners with a dynamic mosaic of experiences that would be all but impossible to obtain in any other city. One of Russia’s most progressive and well-endowed universities, the Higher School of Economics is the perfect place to get access to everything that Moscow has to offer.'
Nile Miller, intern at HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences from University of Texas at Austin
For foreign scholars who come to teach and conduct research at the Higher School of Economics, whether temporarily or on a permanent basis, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod all provide a variety of interesting opportunities to enjoy a quality life. We spoke with several international scholars who now make these cities home about their experiences and the advice they would share with others who may be considering a move.
From November 30 – December 4, 2016, the18th International Book Fair for High-Quality Fiction and Non-Fiction will take place at the Central House of Artists in Moscow.
The Educational Division at the Moscow Department of Culture launches an English-language course, Exploring Russian Culture. The first series of seminars dedicated to Russian culture for expatriates will take place in the Educational Division at the Moscow Department of Culture. The course will start on November 14th 2016. The lectures will be held in English. The course is free.
A poetry session ‘British Poetry from Shakespeare to the 21st Century in Four Readings will be held on November 19 as part of British Culture Day at HSE.
On October 20-30, the VI International Film Festival of Science and Technology 360° will take place in Moscow. The festival’s programme is comprised exclusively of documentaries relating to science, technology, and new ideas on the world and society. HSE has partnered with the festival several times in the past, organising lecture series and holding discussions on the exciting films screened at the event. And this festival, which is being organised for the sixth time already, will not be an exception.
This year’s NAUKA 0+ festival aims to turn science into something anyone can grasp. At the festival, various laboratories and universities open their doors to anyone and everyone with an interest in science and research. What will people learn about HSE at the festival? What new things will they see and discover? Let’s find out!
From July 15 to August 7, 2016, a festival of jam is taking place all around Moscow. Thirty three festival sites located in central Moscow and in all of the city’s administrative areas sell honey, fruit, nuts and souvenirs, as well as 200 varieties of jams, including such exotic sorts as lilac, chamomile, rose petal, dandelion, honeysuckle, coffee, chili, and aubergine jam. Guests of the festival can also participate in about 1,000 creative and athletic workshops.