On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.
The programmes in Big Data Systems and International Business have entered the QS Business Masters Ranking in Business Analytics and Management. Published for the first time, the ranking is based on an analysis of over 300 universities from more than 40 countries.
The Higher School of Economics, well-known in Russia and worldwide as the university that steadily improves its positions on international rankings, is now being accredited by authoritative international institutions, such the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business – AACSB.
HSE’s progress in the global rankings in 2017 can also be seen in the QS BRICS regional ranking, where HSE is now 39th among all universities, moving up 23 positions as compared to last year.
Three years ago, according to the new Educational law of Russian Federation, graduate studies became the third level of education. Students who got enrolled in 2014 did not only study with the use of new educational programs, but also passed their final examination conducting a scientific report, as well as presenting a template for a course, a series of lectures or workshop connected to the subject of their study.
HSE Saint Petersburg appreciates its students’ talents and is supportive of all the initiatives. The students, in their turn, are ready to share their inspiration with their alma mater. Daria Yudina gifted HSE Saint Petersburg Kantemirovskaya building with her painting.
Nowadays there is an online service or an app for every business challenge or a household chore. Rapidly emerging multi-user services and systems lead to significant changes within many areas of computer science and informatics. In 2018 HSE Saint-Petersburg launches a new master’s programme in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction.
For the second year now HSE Saint-Petersburg has been gladly welcoming students from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, coming to improve their language skills and immerse themselves into the mysterious Russian culture. Last weekend this year’s group of UCL SSEES students have visited Velikiy Novgorod – the cradle of Russian statehood and a real architectural gem. Helen Fortescue-Poole shared her impressions of the trip and told us about her academic life at HSE Saint-Petersburg.