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Illustration for news: With Love to Saint Petersburg: How International Students Study Remotely

With Love to Saint Petersburg: How International Students Study Remotely

When HSE University — Saint Petersburg switched to distance learning, our international students had to make a difficult decision: stay in Russia or return home. The HSE St. Petersburg Editorial Office found out how the students deal with self-isolation in the dormitory and at home, what has changed in their educational process and what they do in their spare time.

Illustration for news: HSE University – St Petersburg Launches Virtual Tour Experience

HSE University – St Petersburg Launches Virtual Tour Experience

When choosing a study destination, trying to learn more about the university or just reminiscing on your student years, there is nothing better than visiting a campus in person. Still, sometimes it is just not possible. The good news is that we have created something very special to help you see the campus with your own eyes and feel the vibes of our university

‘Internationalization for International Students' : What Changes Have Taken Place since the Conference

In light of the latest events, we all want to receive good news sometimes. Therefore, we decided to share with you how the conference 'Internationalization for International Students', which was held on December 13, 2019, has already positively impacted students’ lives.
The conference gathered both international students and representatives of the university administration and became a platform for discussion and exchange of views. It allowed the university staff to speak about the activities of their units and explain how they might be useful to international students. Students, in turn, shared their vision of what improvements could be implemented with their involvement.

Illustration for news: In-person Classes to Be Suspended Starting from March 17,2020

In-person Classes to Be Suspended Starting from March 17,2020

With the goal of minimizing the public health risk to our campus community related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all in-person classes will be suspended at HSE University – St Petersburg starting March 17, 2020 until further notice.

How I Spent the Winter: American Students Talk about Their Winter School Experience

In January, Saint Petersburg HSE Winter School hosted a group of students from Smith College, the United States. Besides courses on Russian culture and history, they had an intense programme: weekends in Moscow, going to a theatre and numerous museums, watching a hockey game, and much more. We asked some Winter School participants about their experience in Saint Petersburg and how it affected them.

Illustration for news: Nikolay Kapanadze Talks about Japanese Diligence, Inexpensive Tofu, and Tempura

Nikolay Kapanadze Talks about Japanese Diligence, Inexpensive Tofu, and Tempura

Nikolay Kapanadze, a student of 'Asian and African Studies' bachelor’s programme, went for an exchange to Japan where he studied at Akita International University. The student tasted traditional food such as sushi and miso soup, travelled to Tokyo, and even worked in a local noodle restaurant. Nikolay told HSE – Saint Petersburg why it is necessary to have cash in Japan, where one can relax in Tokyo, and what are meal prices at the university canteen.

Illustration for news: HSE - St. Petersburg Students and Administrators Met to Discuss International Student Life Challenges and Solutions

HSE - St. Petersburg Students and Administrators Met to Discuss International Student Life Challenges and Solutions

On December 13th, the First Internationalization for International Students Conference brought together international students and representatives of the HSE Saint Petersburg administration in order to discuss recent developments and new challenges in HSE's internationalization campaign.

Illustration for news: Happy 21st Academic Year: Short Story of Growth and Expansion

Happy 21st Academic Year: Short Story of Growth and Expansion

Last week at HSE University – St. Petersburg turned out to be really eventful. First of all, we finally met our international freshmen, or at least most of them. The orientation sessions, followed by the Common Arrival Days, offered a chance to get acquainted with people, resources and processes.  Secondly, we celebrated HSE SPb Day devoted to the anniversary of the campus – it has turned  twenty  this year! During these years we have been dreaming about many things, but who doesn’t when they are young.

Illustration for news: American Student in St. Petersburg: Understanding Modern Russia

American Student in St. Petersburg: Understanding Modern Russia

Addie Bacon, an American student from Smith College, who studies the Russian language and literature in the US. She had spent six months at HSE University St. Petersburg attending ‘Russian, Eurasian, and Post-Soviet Studies Programme’. Before she left to go back home we asked her a few questions about her experience studying and living in Russia.

Illustration for news: Vegetarian Food and American Music in Tolstoy’s Russia

Vegetarian Food and American Music in Tolstoy’s Russia

This spring, HSE University - St. Petersburg has been especially lucky with old and new friends coming to visit. From 14th to 30th of May we hosted a group from University of Dayton, Ohio, that came to participate in the programme ‘Tolstoy’s Russia’ and to learn more about the past and present of our country.