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Illustration for news: How Was Your Year at HSE University-St Petersburg?

How Was Your Year at HSE University-St Petersburg?

A year is full of various meanings unique to every person. We were excited to find out what good things happened to HSE University-St Petersburg students in the outgoing year. Students from different countries and educational programmes shared their memories about life at the university in 2022.

Illustration for news: HSE University-St Petersburg International Activity Results for 2022

HSE University-St Petersburg International Activity Results for 2022

Internationalisation is one of the primary goals and values of HSE University-St Petersburg. Our university strives to be part of the international academic community, follow world educational standards, and provide students with ample opportunities. Students of HSE University-St Petersburg have well-developed cross-cultural communication skills thanks to international educational programmes, participation in international academic mobility and double-degree programmes, and daily interaction with students from all over the world.
The International Office reports on the results of international activity in 2022.

Illustration for news: 'Participation in the Summer School Taught Me How to Overcome Difficulties'

'Participation in the Summer School Taught Me How to Overcome Difficulties'

Aigul Akhmetova, student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Sociology and Social Informatics’, participated in the course ‘Business Development in Europe’ at the summer school at Rennes School of Business in France. She told us about her exciting trip to France and shared her experience of participating in the summer school programme.

Illustration for news: 'People Here Are Very Responsive': Alena Vasileva on Academic Mobility in Hong Kong

'People Here Are Very Responsive': Alena Vasileva on Academic Mobility in Hong Kong

Alena Vasileva, student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘International Business and Management Studies’, is currently on academic mobility at the City University of Hong Kong College of Business. Alena shared her impressions of studying at the partner university.

Illustration for news: 'HSE University Is Beyond My Expectations'

'HSE University Is Beyond My Expectations'

The first semester will come to an end soon. The students have already met their groupmates and lecturers, faced their first exams, and received their first grades. We talked to our international first-year students about their impressions of the university and its educational programmes.

Illustration for news: How To Succeed As An International Student at HSE

How To Succeed As An International Student at HSE

It can be challenging to live and study abroad. Daniel Akabueze shares some personal tips for effective adaptation as a student.

Illustration for news: 'People Abroad Are More Interested in Education—They Understand Why They Need It'

'People Abroad Are More Interested in Education—They Understand Why They Need It'

HSE University participates in numerous international exchange programmes. We spoke to Alla Nadezhina, a participant of one of these programmes, about her time at the University of Tartu.

Illustration for news: 'Now I Am Ready to Endlessly Sing the Praises of the Tasks of HSE International Olympiad'

'Now I Am Ready to Endlessly Sing the Praises of the Tasks of HSE International Olympiad'

The Bachelor's programme 'Philology' welcomes both Russian and international students. We talked to Mikhail Beshimov, who entered HSE University-St Petersburg via the HSE International Olympiad and came to study from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In the interview, he shared his experience of participating in the Olympiad, the difficulties of moving to Russia and his first months study. Mikhail also shared some advice for international applicants who want to enrol in the Philology programme at HSE University-St Petersburg.

Illustration for news: The Main Indicator of Education Quality Is the Level of Research

The Main Indicator of Education Quality Is the Level of Research

This is what Dr Manoj Sharma believes. At the beginning of this academic year, he became Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg and has started to supervise the international activities of the campus, from the academic mobility programmes to partnerships with world universities. We spoke to him about language barriers, key tasks, and Russian peculiarities.

Illustration for news: 'I Have Never Regretted Entering 'Sociology' Programme'

'I Have Never Regretted Entering 'Sociology' Programme'

Alina Kamanina is a graduate of the Bachelor's Programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics' at HSE University – Saint Petersburg. She has been working as a game analyst in 'G5 Entertainment AB' company for two years. We talked to the graduate about how she entered the game industry, what criteria she used to choose a university and why critical thinking is the main university skill, in her opinion.