Last week at HSE University – St. Petersburg turned out to be really eventful. First of all, we finally met our international freshmen, or at least most of them. The orientation sessions, subsequent the Common Arrival Days, offered a chance to get acquainted with people, resources and processes. Secondly, we celebrated HSE SPb Day devoted to the anniversary of the campus – it has turned twentythis year! During these years we have been dreaming about many things, but who don’t when they are young.
Another Summer School season has come to an end at HSE University St. Petersburg. Or hasn’t it?
The Higher School of Economics has been ranked second following Lomonosov Moscow State University in ‘Economics and Management’ category. In ‘Humanities and Social Sciences’ HSE came fourth, while in ‘Mathematics and Natural Sciences’ the university is in the 8th place, having moved up from the 9th place last year.
HSE has ranked 7th amongst universities in Eurasia. The ranking has been compiled for the first time by Times Higher Education and is presented by Kazan Federal University.
HSE University St. Petersburg is fourth in a ranking of St. Petersburg universities which train the most promising students. This ranking, which was timed to coincide with the new academic year, has been compiled by the Future Leaders Foundation.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the first time. The ranking is known for its strict selection criteria. This year, 12 Russian universities, including 10 participants of Project 5-100, entered the ranking. Until 2016, only 2 representatives of Russia were included- MSU and St. Petersburg State University.
Addie Bacon, an American student from Smith College, who studies the Russian language and literature in the US. She had spent six months at HSE University St. Petersburg attending ‘Russian, Eurasian, and Post-Soviet Studies Programme’. Before she left to go back home we asked her a few questions about her experience studying and living in Russia.
When students finally arrive at their dream university, it always takes time to get used to the new environment. In order to prepare the newcomers who will arrive on August 27-30, we have prepared a list of terms that we often use here at HSE University St. Petersburg.
In July, an international network project involving the Centre for Historical Research Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History was granted the support of two international research funds. Julia Lajus, Head of the Laboratory, told HSE News Service what environmental and technology history is all about, and what role HSE researchers play in the Tensions of Europe international research network.
Originally from Greece, Aikaterini Kandylidou is now a student in the Master's programme 'Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management'. Recently, she applied for an international conference in Spain with her Master's thesis abstract, and it was accepted. Here are her memories and impressions of the conference.