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Illustration for news: International Student Arrivals

International Student Arrivals

This fall HSE University – Saint Petersburg resumes most classes in person. The state borders of the Russian Federation remain closed for entry of most foreign citizens except for five countries (Abkhazia, United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, and Switzerland). For those students who are unable to enter Russia the university will arrange online instruction.

Illustration for news: HSE University — Saint Petersburg and UCL Open a New Master's Programme

HSE University — Saint Petersburg and UCL Open a New Master's Programme

In the new joint master's programme 'Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics', which will begin accepting applications in 2021, students will divide their time betwee University College London and HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Upon graduation, students will earn a double degree awarded by both universities. The programme is of interest of those who want to study politics in Russia and the post-Soviet region and gain a deeper knowledge of the area that will equip them for region-related careers or further study at the doctoral level.

Illustration for news: Quantifying the Power of the Word: HSE Students and Scholars to Study Poetic Texts Using Computer Methods

Quantifying the Power of the Word: HSE Students and Scholars to Study Poetic Texts Using Computer Methods

The Faculty of Humanities is switching to project-based research and teaching, which includes many new collaborative research endeavours. Professor Evgeny Kazartsev, who recently became the head of the HSE School of Philological Studies, told the HSE News Service about Computer Methods for Literary Textual Analysis project.

Illustration for news: How Will the New Academic Year Start for International Students?

How Will the New Academic Year Start for International Students?

Classes will begin on-campus on September 1 (for some graduate programmes on October 1), and wearing masks in university buildings and dormitories will be mandatory for all students and teachers. HSE University will arrange online learning with mandatory support from professors for newly enrolled international students who are currently unable to travel to Russia.

Illustration for news: International Students Talk Living in Saint Petersburg and Studying at HSE

International Students Talk Living in Saint Petersburg and Studying at HSE

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.

Illustration for news: 'Studies at HSE — St. Petersburg Shaped Me as a Person'

'Studies at HSE — St. Petersburg Shaped Me as a Person'

This year, Victoria Kulkova graduated from the HSE — St. Petersburg with a bachelor's degree in International Business and Management. She enrolled in the master's program of the French business school EDHEC and received a joint scholarship from EDHEC and the French Embassy in Russia with full tuition coverage. This scholarship is awarded annually to only one candidate. In her interview, Victoria shared her experience of studying at HSE, told about the process of entering the master's program and her plans for the future.

Illustration for news: Three Stories about International Academic Mobility

Three Stories about International Academic Mobility

Academic mobility is not just about studies but also about travels, improving your foreign language skills, and making new friends. Read on to learn about the exchange experiences of several HSE students and their respective programmes. The opportunities are endless: study languages in China, study law in Italy, or complete an internship in the Czech Republic.

Illustration for news: Attend the Brand New HSE Day on September 10

Attend the Brand New HSE Day on September 10

This year, for the first time in its history, one of HSE’s biggest events will be held online. Expertise and a casual atmosphere, science and games, music and sports – everything we love about it will remain, but thanks to the endless possibilities of the virtual reality, anyone from any part of the world can join the festivities of the Brand New HSE Day.

Illustration for news: HSE University Climbs Shanghai Ranking

HSE University Climbs Shanghai Ranking

HSE University has advanced to the 801-900 group in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking and now ranks in the 7th-8th place among Russian universities. Moreover, HSE University is the only Russian university to improve its standing in the ranking this year.

Illustration for news: Three Times in the UK on Erasmus+ Scholarship

Three Times in the UK on Erasmus+ Scholarship

Tatiana Tarasenko graduated from the programme 'International Business and Management' in 2020. While getting her degree, she had three academic mobility trips to universities in the UK — in Lancaster, London, and Hertfordshire. All three times Tatiana had Erasmus+ scholarship. In this interview, Tatiana tells how international mobility has affected her, what is interesting about studying in the UK, and what students should pay attention to when applying for a scholarship.