To be an international student on distant learning: Kennedy Lee, USA
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.
Political Science on Vacation: How to Level Up
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.
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.
Student of the Graduate Programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' Shares Experience of Freelancing and Hands-on Learning at HSE
Many students at Higher School of Economics keep their personal blogs or publish them in different news outlets. Aruuke Uran Kyzy, a second-year student in the graduate Programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’ at HSE University — St. Petersburg, a journalist and a contributing analyst in the field of Politics of Eurasia, talks us through her experience. She has prominent publications for news outlets such as TRT World, The Diplomat, and she also writes for her personal blog.
International Opportunities Online: Joint Courses Bring HSE’s and International Students Together
Call for Applications for the development and delivery of joint online courses with international partner universities completed at HSE University — St. Petersburg at the end of December. Now students of five educational programmes can take courses developed by lecturers from HSE and partner universities. Students of partner universities will take the courses along with students of HSE University — St. Petersburg.
Public Lecture 'Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus: a common, contested or fragmented neighbourhood?' by Professor Laure Delcour (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris)
On December 16, 2020, Professor Laure Delcour (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris) gave an online public lecture 'Eastern Europe and the South Caucasus: a common, contested or fragmented neighbourhood?'.
Invited Talk by Professor Laure Delcour, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, at a Research Seminar, Co-organised by the MA Programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia'
Professor Delcour presented results of her research on the topic 'The EU and its “eastern neighbourhood”: multiple external influences, policy transfer and domestic change'.
Guest Lecture by Professor Laure Delcour, University Sorbonne Nouvelle, for Students of MA Programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia'
Professor Laure Delcour (University Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France and College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium) delivered an online guest lecture for students of the MA Programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' on the topic 'Perceptions of the European Union in the South Caucasus'.