Since her school years in Kazakhstan, Darya Bashlayeva has dreamed about HSE University. Now, several years later, her dream has come true—she came to HSE University in St Petersburg under the exchange programme. She is currently studying the Chinese language, Asian literature and Political Science. Read on to learn more about Darya's story.
The English-taught Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management' was designed for those who want to become successful in creative industries and are ready to create new projects, combining art and business. The programme partners are the State Hermitage Museum, the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Fabergé Museum, 'Sevkabel Port' and others. Read the interview with Elena Zelenskaya, Academic Supervisor of the programme.
Maksim Todinov, second-year student of the Master’s programme ‘International Business’, went to the University of Trento, Italy, under the academic mobility programme. There, he took courses in management and finance, travelled in his free time, and immersed himself in the activities of local leather manufacturers. In his interview, Maksim explains how studies at the Italian university are structured, and shares five pieces of advice for those who plan to go on an exchange.
The academic year is coming to an end, and there are two bachelor's programmes for which it was the first one. We talked to students of the 'International Bachelor's in Business and Economics' and 'Media Communications' programmes about their studies, favourite subjects and new skills.
Galina Drumova graduated from the Bachelor's programme 'Economics' in 2018 and the Master's programme 'Finance' in 2020. Interested in various spheres since childhood, Galina has tried her hand at retail, audit and IT.
Galina is now the head of the Product Analytics Office in the Exploration and Production Unit at LLC Gazprom Neft-Digital Solutions. In her interview, she talks about extracurricular activities and events at HSE University, women's careers from a mother's perspective, and what it is like to be the head of IT in a large company.
‘Everyone is Energetic and Dedicated!’—A Vietnamese Exchange Student's View of HSE University-St Petersburg
There are a lot of opportunities for international students to come to St Petersburg for a semester under the mobility programme. Anh Ngo Quang is an exchange student from Foreign Trade University in Vietnam who is currently studying International Economics at HSE University-St Petersburg. In his interview, he talks about his impressions of the St Petersburg campus, HSE students and teachers, how Russian and Vietnamese education differ, and his plans for improving relations between Russia and Vietnam.
HSE University-St Petersburg actively continues to develop ties with Indian universities, expanding the pool of its partners for mobility and academic exchange programmes.
Gyulbike Talibova, 3rd-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'History', shared her first impressions of studying at the University of Trento on an Erasmus+ scholarship. In her interview, she also talks about Italian students, the language barrier, travelling to northern Italy, and much more.
'City Legends' is a new feature on our website. Here, you will find interesting stories about St Petersburg, its life, citizens and architecture. The series starts with an interview with Mitya Kharshak, Director of HSE University-St Petersburg School of Art and Design. Find out how scaffolds changed the image of the city, in what way Mitya's family is connected with the art of Leningrad-St Petersburg, the Russian Museum and how fonts on the tablets help people to capture the zeitgeist in the article.