From 17 to 21 of October HSE Saint-Petersburg delegation comprising the director of the university Sergey Kadochnikov and head of the International office Olga Krylova visited South Korea. The official visit was organized by Saint Petersburg committee for science and higher school.
Higher School of Economic – Saint Petersburg took the 6th position in quality of budget-funded admission in the country in 2017 according to the data gathered in the 8th annual monitoring regarding quality students enrolled into Russian higher educational institutions based on the results of Unified State Exam (USE) and Olympiads in 2017 – informs International Information Agency ‘Rossiya Segodnya’.
On July 21, 2017 HSE represented by HSE St. Petersburg School of Economics & Management joined the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), one of the major professional associations of business schools and became part of its extensive global network.
On March 10, 2017, the HSE campuses in Moscow and St. Petersburg were admitted to QTEM, an international network of the world’s leading business schools. This means that every year the 20 best management and finance MA students from both campuses will benefit from a range of network member opportunities, and after they graduate from their programme at their home university, will receive a prestigious QTEM graduate certificate.
Marek Soukup from Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, is currently studying at HSE St Petersburg as an exchange student on the Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods MA programme. His decision to come to Russia stemmed from his desire to perfect his knowledge of the Russian language, which he started learning four years ago.
On March 6, 2017 HSE St.Petersburg delegation participated in the Global Economics Consortium meeting hosted by School of Economics Fudan University (SOE Fudan).
On February 16, 2017, students at HSE St. Petersburg were exposed to a variety of interesting topics on the social, economic, political and cultural life of Norway when professors from the University of Oslo gave a series of lectures intended to excite curiosity about the country. The lectures were held at the initiative of the Norwegian Embassy in Moscow in cooperation with the University of Oslo. Heidi Olufsen, the Consul General of Norway in St. Petersburg, invited students to continue discovering and attend a future lecture on Fridtjof Nansen, the famous Norwegian explorer, scientist and diplomat.
Prior to coming to St Petersburg, international students may anticipate some difficulty settling into a drastically new culture and lifestyle, and completing the more mundane tasks, such as navigating the transport system. However, Buddy Club at HSE St Petersburg helps make the transition smoother. Roland Mortimer, exchange student from University College London, shares his experience.
A group of 20 undergraduates from the United States visited “the Venice of the North” this January, taking part in a programme that blended the history, society and culture of the Russian Empire’s capital. Participants arrived from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, opting to spend two weeks of their winter holidays here (6 – 22 January) learning about this city. Participants were diverse in their fields of studies, Russian knowledge, and travel experience, some even choosing this trip as their first chance to travel outside the borders of the United States.
Managing a budget is not very easy - it requires a lot of discipline, but it is nonetheless necessary to do in order to effectively manage income in relation to expenses. For international students coming to live in Russia, Saint Petersburg, it is particularly important to have a plan on how to manage costs.