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Illustration for news: 'In Trento, You Can Meet People from Totally Different Backgrounds'

'In Trento, You Can Meet People from Totally Different Backgrounds'

Victoria Sharonova is a second-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis'. She is combining work and studies and recently moved to Italy under the double-degree programme between HSE University-St Petersburg and the University of Trento. In her interview, Victoria speaks about the admissions process, difficulties with accommodation and food, and the peculiarities of studying in Italy.

Illustration for news: ‘I Have Always Loved Italy’

‘I Have Always Loved Italy’

Vladislava Galkina is a third-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology' at HSE University-St Petersburg who went to Italy under the academic mobility programme in the third and fourth semesters. In her interview, Vlada talks about participating in the mobility programme, finding accommodation in Italy, and attitudes to Russians abroad.

Illustration for news: Russia-India: prospects for cooperation in the field of education and science

Russia-India: prospects for cooperation in the field of education and science

HSE St. Petersburg continues to actively develop ties with Indian universities, expanding the pool of partners for mobility and academic exchange programs.

Illustration for news: ‘Since School, Studying in Europe Has Been My Dream’

‘Since School, Studying in Europe Has Been My Dream’

Daria Evlakova, fourth-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology', spent almost five months studying at the University of Turku as part of an exchange programme. In her interview, Daria talks about how to believe in oneself, getting help from the HSE University study office, and organising a curriculum while on an exchange.

Illustration for news: ‘There Are Many Avenues for International Students to Connect with People’

‘There Are Many Avenues for International Students to Connect with People’

Students who come to a new country often do not know where to start, what to do first, who to turn to, and so on. In such situations, HSE University-St Petersburg and the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) help international students adapt by providing buddies. ESN is the biggest student organisation in Europe that helps students integrate into the local society better. Buddies are local student volunteers who help international students and make their life at the university easier.

Illustration for news: HSE and Thailand's Mahidol University Sign Cooperation and Student Exchange Agreement

HSE and Thailand's Mahidol University Sign Cooperation and Student Exchange Agreement

In mid-March 2023, a delegation of HSE University attended APAIE, a major annual educational conference held in Bangkok. At the conference, the HSE representatives organised a session, conducted negotiations with several universities, and met with high-ranking officials from government agencies and international organisations. Furthermore, during the conference, HSE signed a cooperation and student exchange agreement with Mahidol University, one of Thailand's top national research universities. The cooperation agreement applies to all HSE University campuses.

Illustration for news: Why Do Chinese Students Choose to Study in the Programme ‘Arts and Culture Management’?

Why Do Chinese Students Choose to Study in the Programme ‘Arts and Culture Management’?

China and Russia have numerous opportunities for future mutual development while respecting each other’s traditions and cultural backgrounds. These possibilities are enhanced by the Master’s programme ‘Arts and Culture Management’, which has already welcomed students from China. They shared their impressions of their studies and how they see ‘a heaven in a wild flower’ (William Blake, 1803) in St Petersburg's everyday life.

Illustration for news: 'Take Everything from Life'

'Take Everything from Life'

Do you know that an amazing opportunity is just around the corner this year? If you want to start a new life or discover new opportunities, you can do it at HSE University! What could be better than studying and living in another country for a full year? Academic mobility is a chance not only to study abroad, but also to meet new people, see a different culture, and—most importantly—discover new and unexpected things. It also enhances your resume for your future career.

Illustration for news: Sun from Inside St Petersburg: Artistic Opportunities for Nigerian Artists

Sun from Inside St Petersburg: Artistic Opportunities for Nigerian Artists

The diverse HSE University community includes people from different countries and continents who can share their cultural experiences and generate novel ideas with their never-ending creativity and love for art. The Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management' welcomed several students from Nigeria last year. Today, they are happy to share their sources of inspiration and their expectations of the programme and their future life.

Illustration for news: 'It was Interesting to See What the European Educational System Looks Like'

'It was Interesting to See What the European Educational System Looks Like'

Vasily Khodakovskiy is a 2nd-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis'. During this time, he managed to go on a mobility programme to Italy. At the University of Trento, the student started studying the Italian language and had a chance to communicate with people from different European countries. The latter turned out to be especially interesting to Vasily, as it is important to him as a sociologist to immerse in another culture and meet new people. Find out how the student applied for the mobility programme, what Italy surprised him with and how the studies at the University of Trento are different from those at HSE University-St Petersburg in the interview.