HSE University-St Petersburg Opens Representative Office in India
HSE University-St Petersburg is opening a foreign representative office in India in collaboration with Swami Vivekanand Subharti University. On December 7, the universities agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding, having reached all the preliminary agreements in November.
Many major Russian businesses and educational institutions are looking to the east for further development.
'Today, the Indian education market is one of the largest in the world. As a rule, Russian universities focus on prospective students who would like to study medicine. We believe that HSE University-St Petersburg can promote the standards of Russian education in niches traditionally occupied by European universities: economics, computer and social sciences,' says Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg.
The St Petersburg School of Economics and Management and the St Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies offer a number of programmes taught fully in English. Analogous programmes can be found at Subharti University. The universities plan to hold joint scientific conferences, seminars and roundtables to develop academic mobility for students and faculty.
The next step of this cooperation will be to open a representative office of Subharti University at HSE University-St Petersburg in 2023.
Anna Tyshetskaya, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg
There are close economic, historical and cultural ties between our countries. We act according to world trends of bringing new development centres together. The opening of the representative offices is the first step of the St Petersburg campus towards implementing the strategic task of 'turning to the east'. But that does not mean that we are planning to abandon the things which make HSE University-St Petersburg a leader. Quite the opposite, thanks to our high educational standards, our programmes can compete with European universities at attracting talented young people. These are inspiring challenges for us and great opportunities for growth.
Plans are underway to open another representative office in Delhi, which is an educational hub for many citizens in India. There will be another four offices in the east, west, south and north of the country.
'We strive to create such representative offices across the country, cooperating with other leading universities,' shares Manoj Sharma, Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg.
This ambitious task corresponds to the huge scale of the Indian market. This project in India marks the start of a comprehensive HSE University programme to develop representative offices overseas. The university has designed a strategy for active cooperation with universities in Asia, Africa and the USA, as well as with current partners in Europe and the CIS countries.
Manoj Sharma, Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg
Nowadays, students from India constitute 60% of all international students in the world. The mission of HSE University in India is to create a broader base of academic and research partnerships with universities of various categories.