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Illustration for news: HSE University is Consistently in the Top-5 of the Best Russian Universities according to the Shanghai Ranking

HSE University is Consistently in the Top-5 of the Best Russian Universities according to the Shanghai Ranking

HSE University has improved its positions in the Shanghai Ranking (ARWU) thanks to continued improvement in several indicators. For the second year in a row, HSE has ranked 4th or 5th among Russian universities, while globally, it has improved its rank to now being in the 601–700 group.

Illustration for news: 'Hot, Interesting, and Eventful': Andrey Vovk on the International Summer School in Uzbekistan

'Hot, Interesting, and Eventful': Andrey Vovk on the International Summer School in Uzbekistan

In July, three students of HSE University-St Petersburg took part in the 'Uzbekistan—Land of Tolerance' International Summer School at the National University of Uzbekistan named after Mirzo Ulugbek. The HSE students attended lectures on the history and culture of Uzbekistan and saw the sights of Tashkent and Bukhara. Andrey Vovk, student of the Bachelor's programme 'Asian and African Studies', shared his impressions of the Summer School.

Illustration for news: Graduates of Political Science at the World Debating Championship

Graduates of Political Science at the World Debating Championship

Evgeny Akulov and Evgeniya Zubko, graduates of the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics', took part in the World Universities Debating Championships Belgrade 2022. They qualified for the playoffs and were ranked among the top 10 teams in the category 'English as a Foreign Language'.

Illustration for news: “Our Department is Making a Huge Efforts to Emphasise the Importance of Interdisciplinarity”: What Do the First-Year Students Say About the Programme

“Our Department is Making a Huge Efforts to Emphasise the Importance of Interdisciplinarity”: What Do the First-Year Students Say About the Programme

At the Master's Programme “Global and Regional History” there is a lot of students from different parts of the world and Russia. Some of them already have experience with historical methods, while others have encountered this academic field for the first time. We asked students to share their personal experiences and tell us what they remembered the most about the first year of studying at HSE, what is unique and interesting about the programme and whether it is difficult to study in English.

Illustration for news: 'Studying and Living in Russia Is so Enriching, Fun and Interesting'

'Studying and Living in Russia Is so Enriching, Fun and Interesting'

Under an agreement between HSE University-St Petersburg and the University of Trento (UniTrento), students of the Master’s programme 'Modern Social Analysis' can participate in a double degree track. Cecilia Brazioli, from Italy, is a participant of the track who shared her impressions of studying in Russia.

Illustration for news: Liudmila Veselova on Career Opportunities of Orientalists-Sinologists

Liudmila Veselova on Career Opportunities of Orientalists-Sinologists

Alexandra Polosukhina, manager of Career Centre, talked to Liudmila Veselova, Academic Supervisor of the Master's programme ‘Business and Politics in Modern Asia’, about the employment of the graduated sinologists.

Illustration for news: Russia Quits the Bologna System: What It Means and Why International Academic Career is Still Possible

Russia Quits the Bologna System: What It Means and Why International Academic Career is Still Possible

On May 24, Valery Falkov, minister of science and higher education of the Russian Federation, announced that Russia would quit the Bologna System. After that, there started an intense public discussion about the essence of this system and its influence on the current and prospective students. Andrey Starodubtsev, Academic Supervisor of the Master’s programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’, explains the basic principles of this system with examples and tells why the students who are interested in academic career should not panic

Illustration for news: HSE Ranked Top Russian University by Number of Subjects in Shanghai Ranking

HSE Ranked Top Russian University by Number of Subjects in Shanghai Ranking

HSE University is represented in more subjects (10—an increase from 8 last year) in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects than any other Russian university.

Illustration for news: 'Sociologist Must Know How to Work Both with People And Data'

'Sociologist Must Know How to Work Both with People And Data'

The Bachelor's programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics' will work out well for those who are interested in public processes, people's lives and data analysis. The programme offers state-funded places and fee-paying places for foreign students. We talked about the peculiarities and advantages of the programme with its academic supervisor Anna Nemirovskaya.

Illustration for news: 'Studying in Russia Is the Most Important Decision in My Life': Yuan Bo on His Studies on the Programme 'Strategic Management in Logistics'

'Studying in Russia Is the Most Important Decision in My Life': Yuan Bo on His Studies on the Programme 'Strategic Management in Logistics'

On July 26 the admission period for HSE master's programmes comes to an end. While the 2022 prospective students still have some time to make a strategic decision, the student from China tells about the reasons for his choice and time-management as a key to successful self-development.