'The Programme on Asian and African Studies Helps You Realise Yourself as a Specialist'
What is life like for graduates of the Asian and African Studies programme at HSE University-St Petersburg? Where do they work? Where do they study? Which skills from university turn out to be the most useful? We spoke to Angelina Litvina, 2019 graduate of the Bachelor’s programme 'Asian and African Studies', to find out.
International Admissions Have Started
On November 1, HSE University-St Petersburg started the international admissions campaign for the 2023/24 academic year. This year, the university offers 13 Bachelor's and 25 Master's programmes, four of which are new. We talked to the academic supervisors of the new programmes about the kind of students they expect to see and what future prospects graduates will have.
'Do Not Be Afraid to Be Active and Ambitious!'
Arina Chebotareva is a 2022 graduate of the Master's programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'. She successfully found employment in the partner company of the programme right after the internship. We asked Arina to tell us about her experience.
How Do People Control Privacy on Social Media and What Has the Digital Literacy Got to Do with This?
In 2022, Yadviga Sinyavskaya from the Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics published an article about privacy on social media. It is a part of the laboratory's project on how people build connections and what helps them. We talked to the sociologist about how people try to protect personal information and what makes these measures more effective.
'Now I Am Ready to Endlessly Sing the Praises of the Tasks of HSE International Olympiad'
The Bachelor's programme 'Philology' welcomes both Russian and international students. We talked to Mikhail Beshimov, who entered HSE University-St Petersburg via the HSE International Olympiad and came to study from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. In the interview, he shared his experience of participating in the Olympiad, the difficulties of moving to Russia and his first months study. Mikhail also shared some advice for international applicants who want to enrol in the Philology programme at HSE University-St Petersburg.
'You Should Not Pretend, But Be a Good Specialist'
Anatolie Cecalenco was born in the Republic of Moldova and entered the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science' at HSE University. Then, he continued his education on the Master's programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia' at HSE University-St Petersburg. Currently, Anatolie is a PhD student and a lecturer at the campus. He also works as an ESG specialist for the company Business Solutions and Technology (which formerly operated in Russia as Deloitte). We talked to the PhD student about his studies and work.
'I Have to Get Used to the Fact that I Have a New Life'
Anastasia Novikova, graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'History', current student of the Master's programme 'Global and Regional History', talks about moving to France. What is it like to live and study in another country? What is 'Frenglish'? And why does buying a kiwi seem like a luxury? Read more about these questions and more in the article.
'The Academic Track is the Fastest Way into Science'
Since 2021, the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis' has implemented an academic educational track for students seeking a scientific career. The track has a greater focus on independent research projects, the development of academic skills, and preparation to enrol in a PhD programme. Daniil Lermontov, 2nd-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis', talks about his experience of studying on the academic track.
'The Atmosphere at HSE University is Heartwarming and Home-Like'
'Heartwarming and home-Like' is how Jelizaveta Poglid, student of the Master’s programme 'Arts and Culture Management', describes HSE University. By the time she graduated from the Bachelor's programme 'Asian and African Studies', the university had become so dear to her heart that Jelizaveta decided to continue her education in Russia.
'University is a Community of Both Current and Future Professionals': How HSE Orientation Week Went
HSE Orientation Week came to an end. It was organised by the Career Centre and the Alumni Community. Within a week, there were 12 meetings at HSE University-St Petersburg in which 40 alumni of the campus and 350 first-years took part. The alumni shared with the students their experience in career building and discussed the issues of employment. Read about the impressions of the organisers and participants in the article.