On June 24-28, HSE University – St Petersburg hosted the International University Startups & Spin-Offs Festival (HSE Fest). Young entrepreneurs from Tallinn University of Technology received the first prize of 10,000 USD for further development of their startup project, Timey. The startup company produces small-scale chemical indicators showing whether food products are stored and transported at the right temperature.
The closing lectures at HSE Fest dealt with education, medicine and neurotechnology—the spheres in which students launched startups.
The third day of the International University Startups & Spin-Offs Festival focused on investments: participants learned how to raise capital for their startups and engage in dialogue with investors. They also discussed crowdfunding.
In 2019 the Higher School of Economics has climbed from 84th to 60th place in the Time Higher Education (THE) world ranking of young universities. HSE University is the only Russian university to place in the top 100 of this ranking.
On the second day of the HSE Fest, experts and participants discussed the main stages of interaction with customers and what companies should do to increase sales. Here’s what else the speakers shed light on.
HSE University has retained its position in the Top 100 of the Academic Ranking of World Universities, otherwise known as the Shanghai Ranking, in sociology and mathematics. The university improved in political science and has also placed in the same group in economics. At the same time, HSE moved to the next group in management and entered new subject areas – psychology and business administration. HSE is the only Russian university ranked in four subjects: Sociology, Management, Business Administration, and Political Science. HSE University is Russia’s leader in economics and ranks in the same group as Moscow State University in mathematics.
INAS, twelfth annual international conference devoted to analytical sociology was taking place in HSE from May 31 to June 2. Anastasia Kuznetsova, second-year Master student of the programme 'Modern Social Analysis' and a research fellow of 'Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science', told in her interview about the conference events and which researchers visited Higher School of Economics.
Next week, the International University Startups & Spin-Offs Festival is taking place at HSE University – St Petersburg. Learn more about the projects that will compete for investors’ attention and the main prizes of the festival.
HSE University has improved its position in the QS institutional ranking by 21 places this year, thanks to a significant improvement in academic reputation and assessment of university graduates by employers.