Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the undergraduate programme in Political Science at HSE St Petersburg is changing its focus by not only updating the content of the curriculum but also changing the name to Political Science and World Politics, which reflects these substantial changes, but also becoming a truly international in the sense of its teaching staff. Dr Ian Ferguson, a Scottish expert on international relations, will be joining the team of political scientists at HSE St. Petersburg.
From June 30 to July 6 the Web Science Summer School 2016 was held at the University of Koblenz (Germany). The event was dedicated to the Internet and social media studies. Alina Bakhitova, who is studying Sociology and Social Informatics, took part and shares her impressions of the event.
Yale University is one of the oldest in the United States. It is part of the legendary 'Ivy League' and is renowned for its outstanding level of education. On June, 4 a delegation consisting of about 80 American students and professors visited HSE University St. Petersburg as part of their study tour.
At the third annual conference ‘Education and Global Cities: Horizons for Contemporary University’ two cooperation agreements were signed.
On April 6th, 2016, students from Tilburg University, participants of the Outreaching Honors Programme for outstanding Bachelor's students who aspire to apply their knowledge and skills to solve social issues, visited HSE in Saint Petersburg.
Fifteen MBA students of Global Business from Rutgers Business School, USA, visited HSE in St. Petersburg to participate in a roundtable discussion on the specifics of doing business in Russia.
On March 11th, 2016, Yoshihiro Yamamura, Consul General of Japan in Saint Petersburg, visited the HSE campus in St. Petersburg. It turned out he loves Chekhov and Tchaikovsky, and took part in a performance on Blok’s works as a schoolboy.