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Double Degree Bachelor’s Programmes Launched at HSE University – St. Petersburg

This year, 10 students from  the University of Rome Tor Vergata will arrive at HSE – St. Petersburg as part of the newly-launched Double Degree programmes.

Damiano Pinnacchio and Sergey Kadochnikov

HSE University – St. Petersburg and University of Rome Tor Vergata (TVU) have launched two Double Degree Bachelor’s programmes in International Business and Management Studies and Political Science and World Politics. At the International Partners Week dedicated to the 20th anniversary of HSE University in St. Petersburg, Damiano Pinnacchio, the coordinator of International Office of TVU, expressed his hopes that the programme will attract many students from both sides. It is an excellent opportunity for students from both institutions to obtain two diplomas.

Double Degree tracks within the programmes 'Political Science and World Politics' and 'International Business and Management Studies' are an excellent opportunity to get the most out of each field of study and to enjoy an international learning experience. The Double Degree track involves one year of study at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the third year of studies. The distintive feature of the TVU curriculum is that the programmes last for 3 years. This means that after the year abroad, the HSE students will be eligible to recieve the TVU degree. This is on the proviso that they complete their studies at HSE St.Petersburg, that is, the fourth year of their degree programme (International Business and Management or Political Science and World Politics respectively).

The selection process takes part in the second year of studies both in Rome and St.Petersburg. Students may apply for the double degree programme if they fulfil the following requirements: high academic ranking and GPA, and convincing letter of motivation. Special consideration will be given to those students who have knowledge of Italian.

Students are not required to pay any tuition fees in Rome, however they will have to cover their own travel expenses, accommodation and other programme related costs. The attractive features of the double degree are the opportunities to experience an educational environment of a different kind, to discover a beautiful foreign city and to obtain two degrees. More information about the Double Degree programmes may be obtained by contacting the Academic Director of International Business and Management Studies, Dr.Elena Shakina, and Academic Director of Political Science and World Politics, Dr. Andrei Starodubtsev.

The University of Rome Tor Vergata

The University of Rome Tor Vergata was established in 1982 and it is structured in 6 Schools (Economics; Law; Engineering; Humanities and Philosophy; Medicine and Surgery; Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences) which are organized in 18 Departments. It offers 108 graduate programmes, 160 postgraduate courses and 31 PhD courses. The University of Rome Tor Vergata is committed to being an open space for the development of advanced and high-quality knowledge, lifelong learning and training for young people and adults, and the development of innovative solutions, thereby achieving sustainable development.

According to the QS World University Rankings Top University 2014, “Tor Vergata” is the 7th among Italian universities and 305th in the world, having risen 15 positions since 2013. In the QS World University Rankings Top 50 Under 50 2014 for universities established within the last 50 years, “Tor Vergata” is the only Italian University and is the 33rd in the world (gaining 5 positions since 2013). It is currently ranked among the Top 500 world universities according to the ARWU Shanghai Ranking of World Universities.

It has more than 40.000 registered students, and the School of Economics has more than 700 international students and 90 Visiting Professors.