Higher School of Economic – Saint Petersburg took the 6th position in quality of budget-funded admission in the country in 2017 according to the data gathered in the 8th annual monitoring regarding quality students enrolled into Russian higher educational institutions based on the results of Unified State Exam (USE) and Olympiads in 2017 – informs International Information Agency ‘Rossiya Segodnya’.
On October 11, Professor Dominic Lieven of the University of Cambridge, where he serves as Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, gave a public lecture at HSE St Petersburg entitled ‘Reflections on empire, Russia and historical comparison’. The event was organized by the Center for Historical Research.
Being asked about the advantages of studying at HSE one can definitely name its diversity and international atmosphere. This September the HSE campus in Saint-Petersburg welcomed 50 new exchange students from all over the world. Thomas Murphy, a master exchange student from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management shared some impressions of his life in Saint-Petersburg.
On October 6 Bruno van Pottelsberghe, chairman and dean of QTEM (Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management) from Solvay Business School held a presentation at HSE Saint-Petersburg. The HSE campuses in Moscow and Saint Petersburg joined QTEM in March 2017, enabling students to learn new quantitative and analytical skills whilst spending a semester or two in one of the world’s best business schools.
On September 27 an outstanding South African lawyer, judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa (1994-2009) Albert (“Albie”) Sachs gave a lecture called "Forging a Constitution for the New South Africa: from Racism to Equal Rights for All", sharing his experience with the students and academic staff of the HSE.
On September 27 governor of Saint-Petersburg Georgiy Poltavchenko has paid his first visit to the Higher School of Economics. The meeting took place at the School of Economics and Management – the biggest campus of HSE Saint Petersburg, accommodating five research laboratories of the university.
The Higher School of Economics has entered the Times Higher Education rankings by subject in two categories, Business & Economics (101-125 group), and Social sciences (176-200 group), showing the best result among schools that participate in Project 5-100 in these areas.
From September 14th – 15th, 2017, the first International BRICS Global Business and Innovation Conference took place at HSE in St. Petersburg. Scholars from all over the world came together to discuss the most pressing issues of global business and innovation in the context of BRICS as a factor of competition and sustainable development in era of growing uncertainty.
Every year HSE St. Petersburg offers students from all over the world to participate in its summer schools. Viritpol (Sun) Sunprugksin is one of those who came this summer to our university and shared his impressons.