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What Awaits Participants of the Winter School 2022

Next weekend, February 19 and 20, HSE – St. Petersburg will host an annual event for those who plan to enrol in the campus master's programmes – the Winter School. Participants will be able to get acquainted with educational opportunities and attend open lectures by famous speakers – Pavel Barakaev, Sergey Mardanov, Vladimir Knyaginin, and others. In this article, we will tell you what has been included in the Winter School 2022.

© HSE Archives – St. Petersburg

© HSE Archives – St. Petersburg

During these two days, participants will be able to immerse themselves in campus life, meet university professors and famous speakers, as well as discover new educational opportunities. This year, the Winter School will again be held online, so even students from the most remote parts of Russia and those living abroad can join the event from the comfort of their homes. 

Having attended the event, students will receive a certificate of participation, which will give additional points for admission to master's programmes at the Higher School of Economics – St. Petersburg.

February 19: Events held by educational programmes 

For the first day of the Winter School, February 19, representatives of master's programmes have prepared a diverse programme with open discussions, meetings, master classes and business games. For example, in the list of the events organised by the Master’s programme 'Arts and Culture Management' will be a meeting with Victoria Fedosova, Head of Educational Programmes and Talent Development at Cartier. The 'Master in International Business' programme will invite participants to attend three master classes with top managers of large companies – Unilever, Severstal and Kearney.

The activities of the 'Urban Development and Governance' programme will end with a business game. During this game, participants will reproduce how municipal authorities and citizens interact with each other. The full programme of the first day of the Winter School is available here.

February 20: Open lectures

On the second day, February 20, Winter School participants will be able to attend open lectures by HSE researchers and leading experts from partner companies. In total, there will be nine lectures, one of which is in English (there will also be recordings which you can watch later if you missed some of the lectures!). 

At 11:00 Pavel Barakaev, an expert in targeted advertising and eLama web analytics, will give a talk about the main trends in the digital industry in the era of the coronavirus pandemic. Then, at 12:00 Sergey Mardanov, Deputy General Director of Digital Education, will continue the topic of digital trends with his lecture on the impact of digitalisation on education. 

At 13:00, Elena Omelchenko, academic director of the programme 'Modern Social Analysis', will hold an open lecture dedicated to modern Russian youth. And at 13:30 Vladimir Knyaginin, Vice Governor of St. Petersburg, will talk about young people's role in the digital space.

Please take into account that these and some other lectures will run simultaneously, so we advise you take a look at the programme for the second day in advance and register for the lectures you are most interested in. 

At 14:30 Nikita Ivanov, academic director of the programme 'Intellectual Property Law in the Digital Age', will discuss the current topic of the free use of intellectual property objects. At 15:30 Alexey Shpilman, Academic Supervisor of the 'Machine Learning and Data Analysis' programme, will debunk myths about artificial intelligence and mention successful projects. And at the end of this part, Sergey Kolesnichenko, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations, will share with the participants practical advice on finding internships and work during the pandemic. 

At 16:30 Mikhail Kopotev, Academic Supervisor of the Master's Programme 'Language Technologies in Business and Communication', will give a talk on multilingualism as a starting point for creating an inclusive language environment. This talk will be accompanied by a lecture in English by Andras Gala, PhD candidate of the Central European University.

Do not forget that there will be recordings of the lectures!

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