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Resources and Facilities

1.1 E-learning environment

The delivery of programmes at HSE-SPB is supported by the University e-learning environment. It is used to provide access to resources, both print and online, to submit assignments and provide electronic feedback, to develop discussion and debate through discussion posts, to engage in online assessment and practice.

The University e-learning environment is comprised by:

-    The Learning Management System (LMS);

-    Electronic Information Resources of the HSE library;

-    eTimetable

The Learning Management System (LMS) is the HSE’s educational space that connects lecturers with the students. Teaching staff uploads course materials, tests and tasks via the LMS for distribution to students. Students, in return, submit their home assignments or questions to lecturers.  The LMS supports learning processes at course level and provides access to a wide range of tools for self-directed learning. An electronic grade book is available in the student’s personal account in LMS.

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eTimetable is a service for posting the schedule of classes online. It offers learners access to the schedule of classes and class time updates from any place via any Internet-connected device. A student can find he/her  timetable using the following options: on the webpage of the programme, via LMS, via HSE mobile app.


1.2 Library and IT facilities

The Higher School of Economics Library supports the teaching, learning and research activities of the HSE community through the provision of high-quality, international information resources.

The library has a large-scale collection tailored to meet the needs of the programmes and courses delivered at HSE.

Students have full access to all library resources and facilities, and it is possible to order a book to be delivered from another building.

The library is equipped with computers having high-speed Internet access. Students can use a variety of library services: remote access to the electronic resources,photocopying, scanning; a wireless Internet connection (Wi-Fi) is also available.


Electronic Resources

HSE library provides access to the following resources:

-    International and Russian Periodical Databases (more than 18,000 full-text periodicals and serial publications);

-    eBook Databases (more than 150,000 full-text titles);

-    Reference & Citation databases (Web of Knowledge, Scopus);

-    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (More than 1.2 million dissertations);

-    JSTOR, Oxford journals, Cambridge journals, SAGE and other international collections that include journals in business and politics in Asia

-    EastView, eLibrary.ru and other resources on Russian language journals

-    Encyclopedias and Dictionaries  (e.g. Oxford Reference Online Premium, Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists),

-    ARTstor Digital Library (more than 1.5 million images).

                 Location of the HSE-SPb Library for MA students: 16 Soyuza Pechatnikov Street.

Printing Services

Multifunctional printers that can be used for copying, printing and scanning are located in all of the campus buildings. You may fill your balance via on-line HSE Payment or  in the Accounting Department located on Soyuz Pechatnikov 16, (office 216).



All enrolled students receive a corporate e-mail address. The address consists of a unique name and domain address “@edu.hse.ru”.

All correspondence is automatically stored on the corporate mail server. However, all users may create personal email archives. To set personal archive folders, a user should contact technical support offices which are located in all of the campus buildings.

Mailbox size is limited. It is recommended to delete old emails periodically.

Sending video, music, and executable files (.mpg, .avi, .bat, .cmd, .exe, etc.) via email is prohibited.



All HSE's computers have Internet access. This service is intended for official purposes. It is not recommended to visit online resources which are not directly related to the performance of official duties.



Wireless access to the Internet is available in all the premises of HSE.


Presentation and Multimedia classroom

Many classrooms of the HSE are equipped with projectors, document-cameras, conference systems and other.


Computer labs

Computer labs are located in all of the campus buildings and available for administrative staff and students except when they occupied for training sessions.