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'Our Department is Making a Huge Effort to Emphasise the Importance of Interdisciplinarity'

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The Master's in Global and Regional History has students from Russia and all over the world. Some of them already have experience with historical methods, while others are encountering this academic field for the first time. We asked the students to share their personal experiences and tell us what they remembered the most about their first year at HSE University, what is unique and interesting about the programme, and whether it is difficult to study in English.

From Italy to HSE University-St Petersburg: A Master's Student on Her Education Experience in Russia

From Italy to HSE University-St Petersburg: A Master's Student on Her Education Experience in Russia
Giordana Carbone, student of the Master's programme 'Russian Literature in Cross-cultural and Intermedial Perspective', shares her impressions of her first year at HSE University-St-Petersburg. She explains the difference between European and Russian teaching styles, what pitfalls international students might encounter, and how to adjust to the education tempo of HSE University.

Please welcome the third issue of the journal “In Your Own Words”!

Please welcome the third issue of the journal “In Your Own Words”!
This time, we are talking about marginality, diving boldly into topics "beyond" conventional science. It is a replete issue, because we wanted to show you as many stories as possible and to change your perception of marginal studies.

How to Take Exceptional Leave of Absence: Guidelines

How to Take Exceptional Leave of Absence: Guidelines
Due to a large number of questions from students concerning taking an exceptional leave of absence, the editorial board together with the Office of Degree Programmes at HSE University – St. Petersburg have prepared answers to the most frequent questions.

Student Digital Support Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences invites students to participate in open online lectures on data analysis and programming in Python

Student Digital Support Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences invites students to participate in open online lectures on data analysis and programming in Python

HSE – St. Petersburg Art and Design School Professor’s Branding Bureau Clinch Creative Communication Award

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Andy Martin's ODB branding bureau was among the winners of the Creative Communication Award (C2A) in the print category. Andy Martin is a curator of the Communication Design profile at the HSE – St. Petersburg.

HSE – St. Petersburg School of Design Come Out on Top at the St. Petersburg Young Design Contest

HSE – St. Petersburg School of Design Come Out on Top at the St. Petersburg Young Design Contest
Students of the HSE – St. Petersburg School of Design took part in St. Petersburg Young Design – a contest for young designers and artists. Alexandra Arsentieva clinched first place in the ‘Community’ special project, Ksenia Gernik won second place in the ‘Recycle Sea’ nomination, and another unique project by HSE students was a finalist in the ‘Saint-Petersburg Merchandise’ nomination. The participants also got a chance to learn new things at a unique poster workshop curated for the competition by Mitya Kharshak, Head of the School of Design.

In-person Classes Return after Winter Break

In-person Classes Return after Winter Break
Classes to be held on campus in Module 3

The Arrival: Performative Lectures in the Liminal Space Between States and Cultures

The Arrival: Performative Lectures in the Liminal Space Between States and Cultures
From December 1 to 17, Dr Margarita Kuleva, head of the Department of Design and Contemporary Art at the Higher School of Economics – St Petersburg will give a series of performative lectures dedicated to changing relations between space, body, and culture in the context of new travel. The project is structured around auto-ethnographic experiences and a historical investigation of 19th-20th century Russian culture in motion. The lectures will  be held in the English Channel Tunnel, an aircraft hangar, and Pushkin House in London, with access to live streaming.

‘I Finally Got a Chance to Learn Python’

‘I Finally Got a Chance to Learn Python’
In 2021, HSE University – St. Petersburg for the first time launched an admission campaign for the following master's programmes: ‘Data Analytics for Politics and Society, ‘Computational Biology and Bioinformatics’, and ‘Language Technologies in Business and Education’. With nearly half of the academic year being over, we decided to ask the master’s students about what impressions they have of the programmes so far.