HSE University-St Petersburg Opens a Representative Office in India
HSE University-St Petersburg opens a foreign representative office in India in collaboration with the Swami Vivekanand Subharti University. On December 7, the universities agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The parties reached all the preliminary agreements in November.
The turn to the East becomes a common trend for the development of the large Russian business and education.
'Today, the Indian education market is one of the largest in the world. As a rule, the Russian universities focus on the prospective students who would like to study Medicine. We believe that HSE University-St Petersburg can promote the standards of the Russian education in the niche which was traditionally occupied by the European universities. These are Economics, Computer and Social Sciences', says Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg.
The St Petersburg School of Economics and Management and the St Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies offer a number of programmes taught fully in English. Besides, the analogous programmes are to be found at the Subharti University. The universities plan to hold joint scientific conferences, seminars and roundtables, to develop academic mobility of the students and faculty.
The next step of this cooperation will be to open the representative office of the Indian university at HSE University-St Petersburg in 2023.
Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg
There are close economic, historical and cultural ties between our countries. We act according to the world trends of bringing new development centres together. Opening of the representative offices is the first step of the campus in St Petersburg towards implementing the strategic task of 'the turn to the East'. But it does not mean that we are planning to abandon the things which make HSE University-St Petersburg a leader. Quite the opposite, thanks to our high educational standards, our programmes can compete with the European universities in attracting the talented youth. These are an inspiring challenge for us and great opportunities for growth.
We plan to open another representative office in Delhi. This city is an educational hub for many citizens of the country. In addition, there will be another four of them: on the East, West, South and North of India.
'We strive to create such representative offices across the country, cooperating with other leading universities', shares Manoj Sharma, Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg.
This task is very ambitious, which corresponds to the huge Indian market. With the help of this project in India, HSE University starts a comprehensive programme of foreign representative offices’ development. The Russian university has designed a strategy for active cooperation with the universities in Asia, Africa and the USA and, in addition, with the current partners in Europe and the CIS countries.
Manoj Sharma, Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg
Nowadays, the students from India constitute 60% of all the international students in the world. The mission of HSE University in India is to create a broader base of academic and research partnerships with the universities of various categories.