Do you know that an amazing opportunity is just around the corner this year? If you want to start a new life or discover new opportunities, you can do it at HSE University! What could be better than studying and living in another country for a full year? Academic mobility is a chance not only to study abroad, but also to meet new people, see a different culture, and—most importantly—discover new and unexpected things. It also enhances your resume for your future career.
Irina Bakareva is a professional in the field of HR. She has extensive professional experience in large international and Russian companies, serving in such roles as coordinator of training and development programmes (1998) and HR Director in companies such as Heineken and Tikkurila. In 2021, Irina joined the HSE University team as a guest lecturer and has taught the course ‘HR Management in International Companies’ for second-year students of the Master’s programme ‘International Business’. In her interview, Irina talks about her experience in HR and her impressions from her classes with HSE University students.
Vasily Khodakovskiy is a 2nd-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis'. During this time, he managed to go on a mobility programme to Italy. At the University of Trento, the student started studying the Italian language and had a chance to communicate with people from different European countries. The latter turned out to be especially interesting to Vasily, as it is important to him as a sociologist to immerse in another culture and meet new people. Find out how the student applied for the mobility programme, what Italy surprised him with and how the studies at the University of Trento are different from those at HSE University-St Petersburg in the interview.
The diverse HSE University community includes people from different countries and continents who can share their cultural experiences and generate novel ideas with their never-ending creativity and love for art. The Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management' welcomed several students from Nigeria last year. Today, they are happy to share their sources of inspiration and their expectations of the programme and their future life.
Yesuigen Tsogjavkhlan, from Mongolia, reflects on her experience as an international student majoring in ‘Public Policy and Analytics’ at HSE University-St Petersburg and shares her story of coming to Russia.
Have you ever wanted to apply your academic knowledge in the real world? Or try your hand at a different area of study? Even if you just want to test your skills and knowledge, you can do all of these things at HSE University by engaging in project activities.
The Master's programme 'Finance' was opened at HSE University-St Petersburg in 2009. Since then, it has been awarded several international accreditations, entered into an agreement to implement a double-degree programme with an Italian university, and extended its cooperation with large companies. From their first year, the programme's students start solving real tasks from industry partners. In her interview, Varvara Nazarova, Academic Supervisor of the programme, explains what sets the programme apart from others, which innovations are planned for the future, and who should apply.
Robert Bösch, a student of the Master’s programme ‘International Business’, had a chance to participate in the Winter School at Ajman University, UAE. In his interview, he shares his impressions of the exciting trip to the UAE and the Winter School programme.
Irina Shlegel, fourth-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'History', told us how she spent the autumn semester in Istanbul. Read about funny stories, studies, interesting places in the city and why it is important to leave your comfort zone in her interview.
Now, Olga Giske is a fourth-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'History', but last year, she spent two semesters at the University of Bergen in Norway. During this time, she completed two courses in History, studied Norwegian for a while, went on a trip around Europe with friends and visited seven countries. Find out why Olga decided to participate in the mobility programme, how her student life there went and which European city she liked most of all in the interview.