In January, Saint Petersburg HSE Winter School hosted a group of students from Smith College, the United States. Besides courses on Russian culture and history, they had an intense programme: weekends in Moscow, going to a theatre and numerous museums, watching a hockey game, and much more. We asked some Winter School participants about their experience in Saint Petersburg and how it affected them.
Nikolay Kapanadze, a student of 'Asian and African Studies' bachelor’s programme, went for an exchange to Japan where he studied at Akita International University. The student tasted traditional food such as sushi and miso soup, travelled to Tokyo, and even worked in a local noodle restaurant. Nikolay told HSE – Saint Petersburg why it is necessary to have cash in Japan, where one can relax in Tokyo, and what are meal prices at the university canteen.
'We Welcome Students with Different Backgrounds If They Are Willing to Work Hard and Try New Things'
Associate Professor Svetlana Krivokhizh, one of the founders of the Master's Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia', discusses the reasons for launching the Programme, the success of the programme's first graduating class, and the requirements for programme applicants.
Last year, TEDxHSESaint-Petersburg conference took place at HSE University – St. Petersburg. The idea came into being thanks to Yaroslav Yasko, a student of ‘Public Policy and Analytics’ bachelor’s programme. The conference will be held at HSE University – Saint Petersburg in March 2020. Yaroslav told us about the future event, what changes are to be implemented, and how many speakers will be at the conference.
Ruslan Valiev, a fourth-year student in the bachelor's programme ‘Political Science and World Politics’ managed to complete an impossible mission this summer—namely, to represent Russia at the G20/Y20 Summit and to land an internship at a Japanese energy company.
HSE - Saint Petersburg International Office invites you to participate in the Culture in the Spotlight photo contest, which highlights the symbiosis of multiple cultures on the streets of Saint Petersburg. Winners will receive HSE souvenirs. The HSE website and associated social media pages will publish the winning photos, as well as the interviews with the winners.
‘This academic exchange programme is much more than a King’s College London,’ writes Guilherme Costa Gomes, a first-year student of the Master’s Programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’ sharing his impressions about the three-month stay in London. What else did he discover and how did he like it there? Here's his essay about the trip.
It derives from a simple but essential idea – to provide students who speak zero Russian with the opportunity to find out and share opinions and views about student life in St Petersburg.
Modern life is full of dynamic challenges. Some require a comprehensive strategy to develop skills, while others require us to take a wider view of educational processes. What is HSE - St. Petersburg doing to offer a competitive education?
Living in a globalized world, we usually associate fast food with such brands as McDonalds, KFC, and others. However, Russians have their own fast food and cheap places to eat traditional local food. Geoffrey Jouanno, an exchange student at HSE St Petersburg has put together a non-exhaustive list of some of the places that can be found in St Petersburg.