Between Two Cultural Capitals: HSE University — St. Petersburg and Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Hold Conference on Arts and Culture
Master’s Programme ‘Arts and Culture Management’, HSE University — St. Petersburg and Master’s Programme ‘Arts Management’, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, held the first conference ‘Transformation of Business Models in Art and Culture during a Crisis’ aiming at bringing together practitioners and students to debate the current trends in the arts and culture sectors. Practitioners from St. Petersburg and Milan shared their experience.
Despite the pandemic, some HSE — St. Petersburg's students went abroad to academic mobility in September. So did Veronika Popkova, a third-year student of the programme 'International Business and Management'. She went to Lille, France. She had been studying in a blended learning mode until the end of October and then switched to distance learning. In this article, Veronika shares a story about her study experience and what she has managed to visit while being in France.
Quality of Teacher-Student Communication Generally Has Not Suffered From Online Transition, Students Say
The Student Council Education Quality Committee, together with the HSE Centre for Institutional Research, conducted a survey about teachers’ accessibility to students online.
Communications, Creativity and Critical Thinking — What Have the Students Learnt in the Course of the Skills4Future Programme
November 18 a metaprogramme Skills4Future came to a close at HSE University - St Petersburg. During a month participants were working on problematic tasks and projects devoted to the involvement of the youth in the life of the city, developing the concept of the festival for the Russian Museum of Ethnography, studying the cultural scenes of Saint Petersburg and the influence of coronavirus on the society. Let’s see what results the students managed to achieve.
In order to mitigate the risks of COVID-19 spreading, starting from October 26 HSE University will hold lectures in a distance mode for all categories of students.
On October 9, III International Kotchoubey Readings came to a close. This year the event was held in an online format for the first time ever. Let us review what subjects were discussed by the experts during the conferences, and what results students achieved in the project ‘Digital solutions for private collectors’
On September 16, 2020, Dr. Mohamed Elgebali, Adviser on Education and Culture at the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Moscow, paid a working visit to the HSE - St. Petersburg campus. Dr. Elgebali met with Irina Shchemeleva, HSE – St. Petersburg Deputy Director, representatives of the International Office, the Department of Asian and African studies, and 'Asian and African Studies' programme faculty.
The academic year is gradually gaining momentum, and textbooks, along with academic papers, are becoming a part of bedtime reading. If you would like to read something different and useful, read the reading list by Yuri Kabanov, co-head of the programme 'Political Science and World Politics'. There you will find books about statistics and cats, a collection of short stories-assumptions, and others.
On August 21st, Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School, which has been taking place since 2017, came to a close. This year it moved online due to the pandemic. 44 participants from 18 countries, including France, Ireland, the USA, the Philippines, China, and others were joining Zoom during four weeks. The organisers of the Summer School were happy to welcome students of 15 HSE partner universities such as Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, King’s College London, Sciences Po Lyon, University of Basel, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, and others.
Many international students study at HSE University - Saint Petersburg's English-taught programmes. They come to Russia from different corners of the world for different reasons: to learn the Russian language, to live in a new place, or to immerse themselves in an intercultural environment. We asked several undergraduate students to share their impressions of studying at the university, interacting with classmates and lecturers, and living in Saint Petersburg.