On February 25, at the initiative of the Student Council, a Situation Centre was created at HSE University. HSE University – St. Petersburg administration and the Student Council will take part in the joint organisation of the work of the Situation Centre. Psychologists, lawyers, employees of educational offices and other HSE departments will be involved in the work at the Centre.
Sergey Kadochnikov, who has headed HSE – St Petersburg since 2013, announced his plans to leave his current position. Anna Tyshetskaya, now Vice Rector for Education Activities at Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, will become a new director of HSE University’s campus in St Petersburg.
On July 2, Mr Anisimov was introduced to the HSE Academic Council at its meeting at HSE campus in Pokrovka. Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE University Academic Supervisor, and HSE University President Alexander Shokhin took part in the meeting.
In the new joint master's programme 'Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics', which will begin accepting applications in 2021, students will divide their time betwee University College London and HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Upon graduation, students will earn a double degree awarded by both universities. The programme is of interest of those who want to study politics in Russia and the post-Soviet region and gain a deeper knowledge of the area that will equip them for region-related careers or further study at the doctoral level.
HSE University took 298th place in the 2021 QS World University Rankings, improving its ranking by 24 positions compared to last year and entering the first quartile of the world’s leading universities. HSE University now ranks among the world’s top 300 universities in two international rankings: the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) recognized undergraduate programme 'Political Science and World Politics' and master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' as meeting international quality standards of education. Both programs are accredited for six years without additional conditions.
On April 6, the 4th module started at HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Study process switches to distant form. How will it be organized? What do I do with the Physical Education classes? How will I defend my thesis? Natalia Chicherina, Professor and Deputy Director, answers the questions about distance learning.
The agreement between HSE University – Saint Petersburg and Russian-Chinese Business Park was signed on December 4. Under the agreement, the parties will organize joint events including conferences, forums, exhibitions, round table discussions, on the business-park platforms. HSE students will have the opportunity to do their internships at Russian-Chinese Business-Park (RCBP).
Konstantin Noskov, who received his Master’s degree from HSE University in 2001, will head the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media. He is the second HSE alumnus to join the Russian government: Maxim Oreshkin will continue to lead the Ministry of Economic Development.