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Illustration for news: ‘Wherever You Go, You Are Always Surrounded by the Alps’

‘Wherever You Go, You Are Always Surrounded by the Alps’

Gyulbike Talibova, 3rd-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'History', shared her first impressions of studying at the University of Trento on an Erasmus+ scholarship. In her interview, she also talks about Italian students, the language barrier, travelling to northern Italy, and much more.

Illustration for news: 'City Legends': Designer Mitya Kharshak on His Favourite Places in St Petersburg

'City Legends': Designer Mitya Kharshak on His Favourite Places in St Petersburg

'City Legends' is a new feature on our website. Here, you will find interesting stories about St Petersburg, its life, citizens and architecture. The series starts with an interview with Mitya Kharshak, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg School of Art and Design. Find out how scaffolds changed the image of the city, in what way Mitya's family is connected with the art of Leningrad-St Petersburg, the Russian Museum and how fonts on the tablets help people to capture the zeitgeist in the article.

Illustration for news: 'In Trento, You Can Meet People from Totally Different Backgrounds'

'In Trento, You Can Meet People from Totally Different Backgrounds'

Victoria Sharonova is a second-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis'. She is combining work and studies and recently moved to Italy under the double-degree programme between HSE University-St Petersburg and the University of Trento. In her interview, Victoria speaks about the admissions process, difficulties with accommodation and food, and the peculiarities of studying in Italy.

Illustration for news: Art and Design School Curator Collaborates with BoscoVesna

Art and Design School Curator Collaborates with BoscoVesna

Andrey Lyublinskiy, Curator at the HSE University-St Petersburg Art and Design School, designed the show of the 2023 spring-summer collection in the BoscoVesna mall on Novy Arbat in the middle of April. Design students also participated in the digital part of the show in real time, creating NFT characters and animations.

Illustration for news: ‘I Have Always Loved Italy’

‘I Have Always Loved Italy’

Vladislava Galkina is a third-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology' at HSE University-St Petersburg who went to Italy under the academic mobility programme in the third and fourth semesters. In her interview, Vlada talks about participating in the mobility programme, finding accommodation in Italy, and attitudes to Russians abroad.

Illustration for news: ‘My Job is More Than Simply Writing Code in Java’: Ekaterina Shelukhina on the VK Workshop

‘My Job is More Than Simply Writing Code in Java’: Ekaterina Shelukhina on the VK Workshop

Ekaterina Shelukhina is completing her fourth year of studies in the Bachelor's programme 'Applied Mathematics and Information Science'. In autumn, she passed the selection process for the VK project workshop. There, she works on the interface of the Robbi machine-learning platform. Ekaterina shared her impressions of the project and her trip to Moscow.

Illustration for news: How to Overcome the Language Barrier

How to Overcome the Language Barrier

The term 'language barrier' refers to any difficulties that arise when speaking a non-native language. Almost every person studying a foreign language has experienced this unpleasant phenomenon. The reasons for this problem include a fear of the unknown, a fear of mistakes, embarrassment because of one's accent, a fear of being misunderstood and much more. All of these problems are a psychological component of the language barrier. In this article, foreign students from different countries share their experiences and help foreign applicants overcome their fears.

Illustration for news: Five Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Year at HSE University-St Petersburg

Five Things I Wish I Knew Before My First Year at HSE University-St Petersburg

If you are an international student, there is a good chance that there are some things you do not know about the university you applied to. It can be hard to adapt to a new place, new people, and—most importantly—a new educational system. That is why we asked Yesuigen Tsogjavkhlan, 2nd-year student of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Public Policy and Analytics’, to share five things she wishes she had known before coming to HSE University-St Petersburg.

Illustration for news: ‘Since School, Studying in Europe Has Been My Dream’

‘Since School, Studying in Europe Has Been My Dream’

Daria Evlakova, fourth-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology', spent almost five months studying at the University of Turku as part of an exchange programme. In her interview, Daria talks about how to believe in oneself, getting help from the HSE University study office, and organising a curriculum while on an exchange.

Illustration for news: What Awaits Attendees of CIBA-2023

What Awaits Attendees of CIBA-2023

On April 20, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre will host CIBA-2023, a conference on creative industries organised by students of the Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management'. This year's event, which is devoted to the role of art in the corporate environment, marks the third time the conference has been held. Entry to the event is free.