Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most international students were unable to move to Russia and study alongside their fellow students. Some students of Comparative Politics of Eurasia Master's programme shared their experience of distant learning and detachment from culture and campus. Up first is first-year student Kennedy Lee from the USA.
International Relations, Energy, and a Long-Distance Relationship with Russia: A Brazilian Student's Story
Having earned degrees in International Relations and Energy, Tulio Bunder from Brazil wanted to pursue his research in Eurasian Energy Geopolitics, which led him to the Master's programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia. Though based in another BRICS country, he decided to study in Russia—and despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and his long-distance relationship with Saint Petersburg and HSE University, he seems happy with his choice.
Anna Shabanova, a first-year student of the Master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia', has received funding from the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) for participating in a virtual summer school dedicated to political research methodology. Taking part in summer and winter schools of various international organisations is an auxiliary facility to deepen methodological and research skills.
Interview with Ksenia Maksimovtsova, associate professor of the HSE Department of Political Science and International Affairs, about her work experience in Germany, post-Soviet countries' language policy issues and features of the Project Seminar discipline.
Brand-new joint online course on social policies in post-Soviet Eurasia for students from HSE and Helsinki University launches next academic year
We have asked Dr Anna Tarasenko, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Comparative Governance Studies (HSE University in St Petersburg) to tell us about the course and her expectations from this innovative format of teaching in partnership with colleagues from abroad.
HSE University has expanded its presence in the top 50 of QS subject rankings, placing in two additional subject rankings. HSE is represented in 4 of the 5 broad subject areas ranked by QS, and it has significantly improved its performance from last year in almost half of the individual subjects rankings in which it is included.
Round Table «Studying Peace in and with Central Eurasia. Starting from Local and Trans-Local Perspectives»
On 16 February, 18:00, MA programmes «Comparative Politics of Eurasia» and «Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics» invite you to participate in the round table on peace research in and with Central Eurasia.