Beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year, the undergraduate programme in Political Science at HSE St Petersburg is changing its focus by not only updating the content of the curriculum but also changing the name to Political Science and World Politics, which reflects these substantial changes, but also becoming a truly international in the sense of its teaching staff. Dr Ian Ferguson, a Scottish expert on international relations, will be joining the team of political scientists at HSE St. Petersburg.
Tenured HSE Professor Vladimir Matveenko, Associate Professor Alexey Korolev, and undergraduate economics student Anastasia Alfimova, presented the results of their research into network economics at six international conferences this summer.
David from Ghana and Samrat from India first met at HSE in St. Petersburg, where both are doing their Master studies in Applied and Interdisciplinary History. HSE student Julia Nikolaenko interviewed David and Samrat about their academic background and research, reasons for choosing HSE for master studies and of course about their life in Russia.
The exhibition ‘Kochubey Mansion, A House of Gentlefolk (Home of the Gentry) in Tsarskoe Selo’ has opened at the Tsarskoe Selo museum reserve. The exhibition is a joint project between the museum and HSE St. Petersburg, which has its Executive Management Training Center situated at the Kochubey Mansion. HSE's administration decided to open up its collection of rare artwork to everyone interested in Russian history.
From June 30 to July 6 the Web Science Summer School 2016 was held at the University of Koblenz (Germany). The event was dedicated to the Internet and social media studies. Alina Bakhitova, who is studying Sociology and Social Informatics, took part and shares her impressions of the event.
Professor Elena Rogova, Dean of the HSE St. Petersburg School of Economics and Management, Academic Director of the ACCA-accredited Master in Finance programme shares her vision on modern education in the area of financial management and building a successfull career in the times of turbulent economy.
Since 2015-2016 academic year the bachelor programme in Management is implemented in a new English-language format. The main focus of the programme is International Business. Igor Glukhov is one of those students who have successfully completed the first year of education and has successfully passed a selection procedure of the international exchange program. Now he is preparing to leave for Great Britain, where he will study during the fall semester at one of the oldest British universities - King’s College of London.
The Centre for Youth Studies is hosting a delegation of British students for the second year in a row.
On June 16-18, the international conference on anthropology ‘Bordering Religion in (Post) Cold War Worlds’ was held at HSE St. Petersburg. The event was organized by Angie Heo from the University of Chicago Divinity School (USA) and Zhanna Kormina, HSE Professor.
Research projects on social informatics of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science have been presented at two conferences in Germany.