Due to the threat of the spread of the novel coronavirus infection COVID-19 and in accordance with the decree of the governor of St. Petersburg, undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate students will study online as from November 16, 2020.
Much has been said about online education over the last year. What used to be perceived as a challenge a few months ago has become a new comfort zone and does not impress anyone. Indeed, during the pandemic, we have proved that persistence, professionalism, and flexibility bring good results even when the world is turned upside-down. Having had a successful experience of hosting the St. Petersburg HSE Summer School online, the university introduces HSE – St. Petersburg International Research School, a new project encouraging students all over the world to explore different areas — from Russia’s role in international relations to social, cultural, gender aspects of Russia’s historical experience, and even to the burning issue of what global business is going to be like when the COVID-19 crisis is over.
International experts have recognised Harvard University as the best in the world in terms of reputation. Moscow State University was ranked 37th, while HSE University entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020, within the 151-175 range, taking fifth position among Russian universities, showing a commendable result for such a young institution.
Students who have temporarily moved out of the dormitory for the period of distance learning can apply for the discount of 50% of the total cost of the accommodation fee.
The academic year is gradually gaining momentum, and textbooks, along with academic papers, are becoming a part of bedtime reading. If you would like to read something different and useful, read the reading list by Yuri Kabanov, co-head of the programme 'Political Science and World Politics'. There you will find books about statistics and cats, a collection of short stories-assumptions, and others.
Russian and international students from all campuses are welcome to join the project
Many international students study at HSE University - Saint Petersburg's English-taught programmes. They come to Russia from different corners of the world for different reasons: to learn the Russian language, to live in a new place, or to immerse themselves in an intercultural environment. We asked several undergraduate students to share their impressions of studying at the university, interacting with classmates and lecturers, and living in Saint Petersburg.
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