The Director of HSE University - St Petersburg Sergey Kadochnikov welcomes first-year students on their first day of university.
Today I want to warmly welcome those who attended their first university classes of the HSE Campus in St. Petersburg. I wish you an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, interesting ideas, and perseverance in your studies. At HSE you will not only learn from world-class professors but also receive opportunities that will change your life forever.
Knowledge Day in Russia is more than a day on the calendar or just another holiday. This is the beginning of a long journey towards realising your goals, and labour and perseverance are your main tools. This year, the theme of HSE St. Petersburg Day is outer space, so remember that these elements helped to make the most ancient dream of mankind a reality.
So welcome aboard - and let's go!