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Master’s Programme 'Applied and Interdisciplinary History «Usable Pasts»'

No enrollment in 2020. You can apply to Global and Regional History programme.

Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with the identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. This programme focuses on new historical approaches and methodologies, enabling students to develop strong research skills. Graduates are prepared for careers in the public sphere or in academia.  The programme is based in St. Petersburg, which is a UNESCO World site rich in museums, monuments, cultural, natural and archaeological heritage sites that provide unique opportunities for practical training.  

2 years
Full-time Programme
ENG
Instruction in English
Russian government and HSE scholarships and tuition fee waivers not applicable

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Illustration for news: HSE St Petersburg Will Be Closed from March 28 to April 5

HSE St Petersburg Will Be Closed from March 28 to April 5

All HSE students and graduate students will have the week from March 28 to April 5, 2020, off. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov has signed the relevant order.

Illustration for news: 11 Questions about Distance Learning

11 Questions about Distance Learning

On March 30, the 4th module will start at HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Study process switches to distant form. How will it be organized? What do I do with the Physical Education classes? How will I defend my thesis? Natalia Chicherina, Professor and Deputy Director, answers the questions about distance learning.

Illustration for news: ‘Global and Regional History’ Master’s Programme Welcomes not only Historians and Anthropologists

‘Global and Regional History’ Master’s Programme Welcomes not only Historians and Anthropologists

The new graduate programme ‘Global and Regional History’ to be open in the new academic year replacing the preceding programme ‘Applied and Interdisciplinary History’. HSE University - Saint Petersburg editorial office interviewed Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, the Programme Head and an anthropologist, about a global approach to studying history and international cooperation which the programme has built.

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.

Illustration for news: HSE Outranks Russian Universities in 10 QS Subject Rankings

HSE Outranks Russian Universities in 10 QS Subject Rankings

HSE University has made the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject in 23 broad and specific subject areas, which is four more than last year. HSE now ranks in 19 of the 38 subject rankings in which Russian universities are represented, as well as in four out of five broad subject areas. HSE has entered the list of the world’s top 100 universities in five subjects, including History and Social Policy & Administration, where it has ranked for the first time.

Illustration for news: "Boundaries of history": Oleg Kharkhordin about the concept of "republic"

"Boundaries of history": Oleg Kharkhordin about the concept of "republic"

On February 20, 2020, Oleg Kharkhordin, professor of the European University in Saint Petersburg and Director of the "Res Publica" center, spoke at the seminar "Boundaries of history".

Illustration for news: Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov Meets with Faculty and Students at HSE – St. Petersburg

Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov Meets with Faculty and Students at HSE – St. Petersburg

On January 30, Yaroslav Kuzminov held meetings with students and teachers of HSE University’s St. Petersburg campus. Below is a summary of the main points that the rector discussed.

Illustration for news: HSE University Enters Top-5 of Best Russian Universities in National Survey

HSE University Enters Top-5 of Best Russian Universities in National Survey

According to a national survey conducted by VCIOM, HSE University ranks fifth in the ‘People’s Ranking of Russian Universities’. A total of 1,600 Russians aged over 18 participated in the survey, which was carried out through phone interviews, relying on a random sample of landline and mobile numbers.

Illustration for news: Workshop “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War”

Workshop “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War”

On January 18, 2019, the round table “Economic Cooperation between CMEA Countries: Motives, Resources and Challenges of the Cold War” was held at the Laboratory of Environmental and Technological History of the Center for Historical Research and was dedicated to the history of integration and cooperation of CMEA countries.

Illustration for news: "Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

"Cold War matters: the invisible economics of things"

On December 16th and 17th, the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History and the History Department hosted the symposium titled "​Cold War Matters: (In)Visible Economies of Things." The goal of the symposium was to look at the Cold War from a different angle, one that differed from politics and military. Instead the focus of the symposium was to look at the Cold War through consumer culture, art, science, industry, and the exchange of these things across the permeable Iron Curtain.