Borscht, Dostoevsky and Nightclubs. What Else Exchange Students Like about Russia and St Petersburg?
There is always so much to see, taste or experience when you are abroad. Just before setting off home to enjoy Christmas holidays with their families, exchange students from University College London (UCL) shared their feelings about Russian food, language peculiarities, clubbing and many more.
On December 18, Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE University – St Petersburg, and Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an agreement on cooperation between the university and the museum in the education and research.
On December 13, Russia’s first ever Arabic Language Competition took place in Moscow with the support of the Qatar Embassy. Three students – two from HSE and one from MGIMO – won one-year scholarships at Qatar University for next year.
Celebrated twice a year, the Cultures Day is dedicated to the diversity of cultures and nationalities at HSE University – St Petersburg.
Under the ‘Study Abroad Programme in Russian Language and Culture’ students improve their language proficiency and explore the Russian cultural heritage. Recently, they have been to Veliky Novgorod.
'HSE Allowed Me to Get to Know People from Different Backgrounds, Whether They Worked for The Red Cross or Studied Shipbuilding'
Summer school means much more than study. 'Better to have a hundred friends than a hundred rubles', quotes Mathilde Garnier, a student from France. What else did she discover? Read the full story about her participation in Saint Petersburg HSE Summer School.
HSE University – St Petersburg undertakes admissions to 12 undergraduate programmes and 17 graduate programmes. The annual tuition fees start from 270,000 rubles ($4,040) and 230,000 rubles ($3,440), respectively.
On December 1st and 2nd, the semifinals of the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) for teams from the Northern Eurasia region were held. HSE teams from St. Petersburg (8th place) and the Moscow-based Faculty of Computer Science (13th place) received first class certificates. Furthermore, the teams will represent HSE at the finals, which will be held in Portugal next year.
Elena Kochetkova, Senior Lecturer at the Department of History and a Research Fellow at the Laboratory for Environmental and Technological History, has received a prize for the best research on socialism awarded by the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory. Researchers from 13 countries participated in the competition.