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The first in Russia to train sociologists of the new digital generation, this programme prepares specialists with the skills they need for gathering and processing data using the most up-to-date technology and methodology. The programme includes not only general and specific sociological and humanities topics, but also mathematics and computer science, giving students the opportunity to become proficient in programming and information systems.

Courses in the humanities, social sciences, and other areas help students to develop skills in critical thinking and sociological research methodology. Graduates go on to work at consulting and marketing companies, internet advertising agencies, and digital start-ups, as well as in the online gaming industry and digital media.


4 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


Recommendation systems

On the 8 of April on the regular meeting of the Research Group “Machine Learning and Social Computing” members told about recommender systems and practical problems, which these systems are aimed to solve. Students, guests from different universities and professors of various faculties found this event very interesting.

HSE Campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg Admitted to QTEM

On March 10, 2017, the HSE campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg were admitted to QTEM, an international network of the world’s leading business schools. This means that every year the 20 best management and finance MA students from both campuses will benefit from a range of network member opportunities, and after they graduate from their programme at their home university, will receive a prestigious QTEM graduate certificate. 

Visiting Playkot

After the meeting with Ilya Pshenichny within the day of the profession at HSE, many students of the Bachelor programme Sociology and Social Informatics, entrants and participants of the Research Group were invited to the Playkot office. Playkot is the third largest game studio in Russia. It comes up with games for Vkontakte, Facebook and smartphones. Ilya Pshenichny, director of business development in Playkot, told about the projects of the studio, the game industry in Russia and the game development process.

Denis Bulygin and Stas Pozdniakov admitted to high-profile Master’s programmes

Gaming industry and marketing strategies: meeting with Ilya Pschenichny from Playkot

25th of March there was a meeting of students of “Sociology and social informatics” Programme and minor “Data analysis and processing” with Ilya Pschenichny – the head of business development in Playkot. 

HSE St.Petersburg Participated in Global Economics Consortium Meeting

On March 6, 2017 HSE St.Petersburg delegation participated in the Global Economics Consortium meeting hosted by School of Economics Fudan University (SOE Fudan).

Coverage algorithms for objects of urban environment

On March 11 was held another seminar and workshop within the framework of our Research Group "Machine Learning and Social Computing". The first part of the event was devoted to the second part of the workshop of topic modeling and text mining. Next, Irina Krylova and Stanislav Kozlov told about visualization geocodes in R and Python. The main participants of the event were participants of our Research Group, students, undergraduates, post-graduate students and teachers of BAs "Sociology and Social Informatics" and "Political Science", as well as students of Minor "Data analysis".

Fudan University Delegation Visits HSE St.Petersburg

The meeting between the Fudan University delegation and Russian colleagues from HSE St.Petersburg was entitled ‘Student Governance at University: Experience in Russia and China’ and provided a valuable opportunity for both parties with different backgrounds and experience to present their visions, exchange and share their experiences and ideas, as well as discussing the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted.

HSE Enters 13 QS Subject Rankings

The Higher School of Economics has made it onto 13 subject and two broader subject rankings in the QS World University Ranking thanks to the university’s achievements as part of the 5-100 Project. In addition, HSE was in the top 100 ranking for three areas – Economics and Econometrics, Politics and International Studies, and Sociology – and it was the only Russian school in the Accounting & Finance 101-150 ranking. As for total number of subject area rankings, HSE was third in Russia after only Moscow State University and St. Petersburg State University.

University of Oslo Professors Deliver Series of Public Lectures on Norway

On February 16, 2017, students at HSE St. Petersburg were exposed to a variety of interesting topics on the social, economic, political and cultural life of Norway when professors from the University of Oslo gave a series of lectures intended to excite curiosity about the country. The lectures were held at the initiative of the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in cooperation with the University of Oslo. Heidi Olufsen, the Consul General of Norway in St. Petersburg, invited students to continue discovering and attend a future lecture on Fridtjof Nansen, the famous Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat.