In her fourth and final year, Veronika Gareeva, a student of the Bachelor's track 'Environment and Interior', studied at Politecnico di Milanо under the academic mobility programme. She did so while working on her thesis project at the HSE Art and Design School and, as a result, enrolled in a master's programme at the Italian university. In this interview, Veronika talks about her studies in Italy and shares her personal story.
The first international Forum of African Graduates of Russian and Soviet Universities, held at HSE University-St Petersburg as part of the second Russia–Africa summit, has concluded.
Meet Igor Kuziner, a native Petersburger and a Senior Lecturer of the Department of History. Having left his engineering career, he started studying Old Believers-wanderers and received a PhD degree. Together with the researcher, you will go on an excursion around an Old-believers' cemetery in St Petersburg, get into the attics at Prospekt Stachek and find the remains of a Protestant church in the village Zaozerye. Read about all these things in the article.
'I Submitted My Documents to Three Universities: Oxford, Cambridge and the London School of Economics. I was Accepted in All Three'
At HSE University-St Petersburg, except for the main learning trajectory, over two years, the students master an additional one—a minor. It can help to find new optics for research, choose a profession or simply broaden the horizons. A minor helped Tatyana Novotolskaya, a graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'Sociology and Social Informatics', not only find a new area for research but also get enrolled in the Master's programme at Oxford University. Find out more about all these things and some pieces of advice for prospective students in our interview.
Anastasia Akmalova is a 2023 graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics'. Last year, she had the chance to study under the exchange programme at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. Anastasia told us why she chose Turkey and shared her impressions of the country, city and university.
Yaroslav Barykin on His Studies to Become a Political Scientist with Honours Diploma, Preparations to State Exams and Favourite Courses
Yaroslav Barykin, a graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics', finished his studies with an honours diploma and became a laureate of the Olympiad 'The Higher League'. The graduate is planning to continue his academic path in the Master's programme 'Data Analytics for Politics and Society' where he is accepted without the exams thanks to the Olympiad. Yaroslav chose this programme as he was interested in the way big data was used in politological researches. Read about the impressions of the graduate's studies and plans for the future in the interview.
Double-Degree Tracks: How Students of HSE University-St Petersburg Can Get into Foreign Universities
At HSE University-St Petersburg, students of some programmes have the opportunity to get two diplomas after graduation: one from HSE and one from a foreign partner university. Find out which programmes offer double-degree tracks and which foreign universities are involved.
‘The Main Advice is Not to Be Afraid of Uncertainty’—Graduate of Comparative Politics of Eurasia on His Studies and Career in GR
Mikhail Grechishnikov enrolled in the Master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' right after graduating from the Bachelor's programme 'Asian and African Studies' at HSE University-St Petersburg. The master's degree gave him a lot of opportunities: Mikhail made new acquaintances, studied important subjects such as data analytics, decided on the sphere he would like to work in, and started his career in the Government Relations Department at Megafon. He talks about all of this and more in his interview.
‘International Bachelor's in Business and Economics’ to Divide Students by Level of Mathematical Training
This year, first-year students of the International Bachelor’s in Business and Economics will be divided into three educational cohorts according to their level of mathematical training. This will help winners of olympiads, applicants with high points, and graduates of specialised schools to continue to develop their skills, while helping other students to more easily adapt to the training schedule. Read on to learn more about the new initiative.
HSE University continues to develop its international relations with the best Asian universities. At the request of Thammasat University (Thailand), a special short-term educational programme in ‘Russian Language and Culture’ has been created at the HSE St Petersburg International Office.