HSE University-St Petersburg Participates in International Partners’ Week
From September 25–29, HSE University-Moscow hosted International Partners’ Week. Annually, HSE University gathers representatives of the world’s leading universities and academic supervisors of HSE educational programmes from campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm. The participants of International Partners’ Week discuss development trends in the system of higher education and find opportunities for implementing new directions of cooperation between universities.
In the framework of International Partners’ Week, there is a traditional International Educational Fair where HSE partner universities present their best educational products and services, and HSE students and employees learn about available programmes of international exchange and scientific cooperation.
In International Partners’ Week, HSE University-St Petersburg was represented by the heads of all academic directions. The contacts acquired during the international event will allow us to implement cooperation agreements with the leading foreign universities in the future.
On October 28, Alexander Sorokin, the dean of the St Petersburg School of Social Sciences, participated as a speaker in the session 'At the Frontier of Progress: Universities as a Key Element in Achieving SDGs'. The report presented the evolution of realising the socio-cultural mission by higher education institutions of the country from the 18th century to nowadays, and the reports on realising the third role of HSE University, which were developed with colleagues from the Laboratory for Reputation Management in Education at HSE University-St Petersburg. Special attention was drawn to the connection between ideas and goals of sustainable development and the development of research, education and expert consulting services implemented on the St Petersburg campus.
HSE University-St Petersburg is actively developing international cooperation with the leading universities of the friendly countries. Thus, on September 29, Alexander Sorokin held a working meeting with colleagues from the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
The KNU faculty of philosophy and political science is especially interested in the master's programmes realised in the St Petersburg School of Social Sciences. Shortly, the parties agreed to work thoroughly on the cooperation directions, including a double-degree programme. Besides, the universities plan to carry out research projects in the sphere of social and anthropologic problematics of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Alexander Sorokin, Dean of the St Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies
The Al-Farabi Kazakh National University is one of the most rapidly developing universities in the countries of Central Asia. The researches of the faculty and the campus in the sphere of social sciences are widely known and acknowledged among the international partners, and the educational programmes, a great part of which is already taught in English, allow for a mutually beneficial and equitable dialogue. The cooperation with colleagues allows us to move forward and opens opportunities for both scientific and educational cooperation in which every participant wins. I hope that the formulated ideas and the groundwork of the open interaction will be put into practice.
Gulnar Nassimova, Head of the Department of Political Science and Political Technologies at Al-Farabi KNU
In the first place, we are interested in developing a joint master's programme which will allow us to train specialists in studying the social-economic and political systems of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Of seven thousand students of HSE University-St Petersburg, 12% are international students for whom the campus offers three bachelor's and six master's programmes taught fully in English.
Mikhail Mukhin, Dean of the St Petersburg School of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
This year, we have noticed a high level of interest of foreign universities in our faculty and HSE University-St Petersburg in general in terms of IT direction in computer science. An important role in it was played by HSE students' achievements in international competitions. For instance, the team of our faculty ranked in the top 20 of the Championship On Sports Programming ICPC in Bangladesh where there were 50 thousand students from all over the world, including from Oxford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Tokyo, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
To attract international students to St Petersburg School of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science, we need to launch an educational programme in English. It is a difficult and ambitious step. The first stage can become an English-taught Summer School in Machine Learning and Data Analysis which will be oriented towards the senior bachelor's and master's students.
We plan to build the studies in the HSE University-St Petersburg summer school in this direction around practical tasks. The curriculum will comprise basic programme lectures, practical classes, including group work on separate projects, guest lectures on advance, in-depth topics, and the presentation of the final project. The minimal requirement for participation in the international summer school is to have basic experience in programming in Python.
Find out more about the events of the International Partners' Week in Moscow via the link.