With the goal of minimizing the public health risk to our campus community related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all in-person classes will be suspended at HSE University – St Petersburg starting March 17, 2020 until further notice.
On March 7, Yaroslav Kuzminov, the HSE rector, signed an order introducing some restrictions and measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
In January, Saint Petersburg HSE Winter School hosted a group of students from Smith College, the United States. Besides courses on Russian culture and history, they had an intense programme: weekends in Moscow, going to a theatre and numerous museums, watching a hockey game, and much more. We asked some Winter School participants about their experience in Saint Petersburg and how it affected them.
What is Coronavirus? Coronaviruses are in fact a familiar family of viruses that cause respiratory tract infections, including the common cold and more serious infections. This new coronavirus called COVID-19 originated in Wuhan, China and was not previously found in humans.
Nikolay Kapanadze, a student of 'Asian and African Studies' bachelor’s programme, went for an exchange to Japan where he studied at Akita International University. The student tasted traditional food such as sushi and miso soup, travelled to Tokyo, and even worked in a local noodle restaurant. Nikolay told HSE – Saint Petersburg why it is necessary to have cash in Japan, where one can relax in Tokyo, and what are meal prices at the university canteen.
On January 30, Yaroslav Kuzminov held meetings with students and teachers of HSE University’s St. Petersburg campus. Below is a summary of the main points that the rector discussed.
On January 24, the HSE Academic Council approved the new University Development Programme for 2030, which the Council had been drafting for the past year. Members of the Academic Council also discussed the status of the university’s digital transformation.
Last year, TEDxHSESaint-Petersburg conference took place at HSE University – St. Petersburg. The idea came into being thanks to Yaroslav Yasko, a student of ‘Public Policy and Analytics’ bachelor’s programme. The conference will be held at HSE University – Saint Petersburg in March 2020. Yaroslav told us about the future event, what changes are to be implemented, and how many speakers will be at the conference.
Counseling services are now available to all HSE students and staff on campus at HSE University – Saint Petersburg. Students and staff can receive psychological assistance at no cost in person or via Skype. Provided below is information about the types of counseling services available at the new Psychologist's Office, how to make an appointment, and why HSE – St. Petersburg has begun providing these services.