The year 2020 has been very challenging for international education, but new challenges have brought new opportunities. Despite the pandemic, HSE – St Petersburg managed to increase its international enrollment numbers. Below is a roundup of the highlights and key figures of the 2020 international admissions campaign.
HSE University – St. Petersburg and Ca' Foscari University of Venice Launch a Double Degree Programme in Asian Studies
Students of the Master's programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia' now have the opportunity to study in the programme of Ca' Foscari University ‘Language and Management in China' for a year. On completion of their studies, students will get diplomas of both universities.
One of the advantages of the Master's programme in 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia' is that many faculty members have experience working in business in Asia. One of these highly qualified specialists, senior lecturer and professor of practice of the Department of Political Science, Sergey A. Kolesnichenko, speaks about his experience working with Chinese companies and gives advice about how to find a job in China.
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.
HSE University - Saint Petersburg organizes free vaccination for students which will take place from September 14 to October 27. According to Rospotrebnadzor (The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing), Russia is expecting simultaneous circulation of four strains of the flu virus and a new coronavirus wave. This increases the risks to the population health, so preventive immunization is a needed solution.
On September 19, all students will have to reset their passwords for HSE’s online services and information systems.
The HSE Global Scholarship Competition – 2021 will be held January 21-26, 2021
This year, HSE University has maintained its position in the 251-300 range in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The University ranks among the top 3 Russian universities along with Moscow State University (which ranks 174th) and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (which ranks in the 201-250 range). In the THE’s global ranking of the best universities for research, HSE ranks 199th.
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.