HSE University-St Petersburg International Activity Results for 2022
Internationalisation is one of the primary goals and values of HSE University-St Petersburg. Our university strives to be part of the international academic community, follow world educational standards, and provide students with ample opportunities. Students of HSE University-St Petersburg have well-developed cross-cultural communication skills thanks to international educational programmes, participation in international academic mobility and double-degree programmes, and daily interaction with students from all over the world.
The International Office reports on the results of international activity in 2022.
Natalia Pyatkina, Director of the Centre for International Cooperation
Despite all the difficulties and challenges faced by the staff of the international offices in 2022, HSE University-St Petersburg can say with confidence that it has managed to keep the majority of its academic mobility programmes with key partner universities in Europe.
Moreover, together with our colleagues from Moscow, we successfully applied for a grant under the 'Erasmus+' programme (a non-profit EU programme for the exchange of the students and faculty) with universities in Italy and Turkey.
Daria Sanochkina, Head of the International Student Academic Mobility Unit
Summing up the results of 2022, we can say that this year was difficult for international activity in general. But thanks to the support of our partner universities, students' assertiveness, and the well-coordinated work of the administration, a lot of students were able to take part in exchange programmes.
At the moment, over 100 of our students are studying at partner universities in such countries as Italy, Turkey, South Korea, and Japan. In 2022, 250 students have had successful international experiences.
We would like to help as many students as possible to learn about international programmes, which is why we actively run our VK group and regularly update our webpage. There, we publish information about open calls for mobility programmes, summer and winter schools, and all kinds of grants.
We hope that in spite of all the hardship, our students will still have a lot of opportunities to explore the world of international education. In turn, we are awaiting international students from our partner universities and are ready to give them a warm welcome and various kinds of support in their training at HSE University-St Petersburg.
Kseniia Nicheuhina, Director of the Centre for International Education
This year was rather hard for the International Admissions Office, but we have managed to fulfil our tasks: we enrolled the necessary number of state-funded students (even more than the target figures), but also provided programmes with fee-paying students. Our geographic reach is rather wide as well: there are students from countries in South-East Asia, the Middle East, the CIS, and Europe.
We established another channel of communication with international students through the 'HSE St Petersburg International' Telegram channel and brought the VK group back to life.
In general, this year caused difficulties for the International Admissions Office, but we managed to overcome them. I hope that the next year will be more lenient towards us, and that we will be able to implement all our plans. We did rather productive and intense work in autumn which we hope will be fruitful.
Maria Kiseleva, Head of the International Office
In 2022, the staff of the International Office changed almost completely, but that did not affect the high quality of our work. This is demonstrated by the results of the admissions campaign. The International Office is a team of like-minded professionals who share a common goal! I am sure that we will reach new heights together.
As for plans for the further development of the campus's international activity, we strive to maintain the current partnership agreements and actively develop cooperation with top-tier universities in Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. This year, HSE University-St Petersburg opened its first representative office at Subharti University, India. However, the campus team is not going to stop there. In the future, we plan to open another five representative offices in countries in South-East Asia.
Manoj Sharma, Vice President of HSE University-St Petersburg
HSE University has long-standing partnerships in various countries such as Korea, China, India, Italy, Spain, France, Thailand and Hungary. These partnerships have provided a range of opportunities for faculty and students over the years, and are an important asset as HSE University-St Petersburg expands its global engagement. We also have partnerships with some of the world’s top-ranked universities (per the 2022 QS World Rankings, where HSE University is ranked #301–310), including the University of Malaya, Seoul National University and the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Such partnerships enhance HSE University's international reputation and provide support for faculty and graduate students’ research.
International partnerships provide the basis for achieving many of our strategic goals regarding faculty research, international student enrolment, and study abroad opportunities. Therefore, we strive to maintain and expand active IMOUs and create new ones.
HSE University-St Petersburg is a truly internationalised institution that generates solutions for society’s great challenges. Our university actively participates in the activities of the world academic community to build enduring strategic international relationships for education, research, service and economic development.
Our goal is to provide a comprehensive plan for internationalisation that supports and corresponds to the HSE University-St Petersburg Strategic Plan. Areas for consideration within the plan include student mobility, university collaborations and partnerships, faculty engagement, global learning in curricula, and institutional commitment.
The International Office team wishes you a Happy New Year!
May you accomplish all your goals and discover new opportunities and horizons!