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More Than a Conference: New Agreements Signed with Harbin Institute of Technology

We are particularly interested in expanding our international partner's network. Signing new student exchange agreements is a basic step in this processes. Let's find out the newest one, which is signed within AMEC.

@ HSE University - St Petersburg

During the Analytics for Management and Economics Conference (AMEC) that took place at HSE University - St Petersburg on September 19-22, experts from around the world took part in a  programme that focused on a variety of modern challenges, including SMART marketing, new HR trends, and new approaches to the new economy, among others. It has become a tradition for the AMEC programme to expand beyond issues concerning science, and this year was no exception.

HSE University - St Petersburg’s internationalization strategy is wide-ranging and comprehensive. This year, the number of international students increased significantly, with students coming from over 50 countries worldwide, making up 10% of our total enrolment. Given the university’s deep interest in expanding our international partner network, we are always looking for opportunities to sign new student exchange agreements. This year, we signed several new agreements with the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China. Founded in 1920, HIT has three campuses – Harbin, Weihai and Shenzhen – and approximately 50,000 students

While HSE University - St Petersburg already cooperates with the HIT School of Management in the Quantitative Techniques for Economics & Management Masters Network (QTEM), a student exchange agreement between HSE University - St Petersburg and the HIT School of Management was signed in a special meeting. Moreover, participants considered further research cooperation in Analytics, Big Data and Management as well as in an MBA programme.  The exchange programme with the HIT School of Management will begin during the 2019 spring semester.

Ranked as the Sixth Best Global University for Engineering 2018 by U.S. News and World Report, HIT belongs to the elite C9 League. The delegation from the School of Management was one of the largest at the AMEC; it was represented by Prof. Qiang Ye, Dean of the School of Management; Prof. Pengyu Lu, Assistant Dean and Director of MBA programmes; and Prof. Weizhong Ma, Associate Professor.

HIT SOM: In a Nutshell

The HIT School of Management (SOM), founded in 1954 as the Department of Engineering Economics, was one of the first business schools in the so-called ‘new China.’

HIT SOM obtained AMBA accreditation in 2012 and was re-accredited in 2017; it also received AACSB and CAMEA accreditation in 2017. SOM has produced a number of notable alumni holding high government positions. SOM’s priority is ‘Management Science and Engineering,’ the only topic related to management among HIT’s nine priority areas.

SOM offers undergraduate, Master’s and highly regarded MBA, MPA and EMBA programmes. SOM’s FinTech programme is the first of its kind in China. SOM also offers a year-long Chinese language course and holds one of the top summer schools worldwide in Big Data (‘Big Data and Business Analytics’). This programme hosts more than 300 students every year, most of whom are Chinese students from C9 universities.