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This programme responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is built around core conceptual training in comparative political science and comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. The programme’s location in St. Petersburg, with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage, will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding, and Russian language acquisition.

2 years
Full-time Programme
Instruction in English


HSE Enters Top 50 in QS BRICS Ranking

HSE’s progress in the global rankings in 2017 can also be seen in the QS BRICS regional ranking, where HSE is now 39th among all universities, moving up 23 positions as compared to last year.

2018 IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political & Social Research

Call for applications for the 2018 IPSA-HSE Summer School for Methods of Political & Social Research has been launched with the updated version of the School website.

Academic year opening ceremony for first year students

Pay attention: the place of meeting has changed!

HSE is among QS top 100 for Politics & International Studies

IPSA - HSE School on Methods of Political Science

The registration for the IPSA - HSE School on Methods of Political Science is now open

Eurasian Studies is on the Rise

HSE launches its new graduate programme, Comparative Politics of Eurasia. To understand just why Russian and international students and academics are taking notice, we spoke with Academic Supervisor, Dr. Dmitry Goncharov, who shows how the demand for specialists is pushing growth in this field.

Russian-Swedish Cooperation in Local Administration Studies

On December 12-13 a research round table ‘Citizen Participation in Municipal Management and Civil Society’ was held in Malmö, Sweden. Lecturers from the HSE’s Department of Political Science presented their reports and discussed future cooperation with their colleagues at the event.

HSE among Seven Russian Universities in QS Graduate Employability Rankings

The new QS Graduate Employability Rankings reflects the relation between a university’s activities and graduate employment. HSE placed in 201+ group.

Master Programme Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Masters in Comparative Politics of Eurasia is to be launched in 2017

Key findings from the InstaRuss project

FNI researchers recently presented key findings from the InstaRuss project at the annual Aleksanteri conference in Helsinki, Finland