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.
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.
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.
'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.
Choosing a topic for the master’s thesis is a very important point that needs to be approached responsibly. It should meet the interests of the researcher, be relevant and make a certain contribution to the scientific community. Emilien Mantel, a 2022 graduate of the Master’s Programme 'Global and Regional History', shared his personal experience and talked about plans for the future.
Under an agreement between HSE University-St Petersburg and the University of Trento (UniTrento), students of the Master’s programme 'Modern Social Analysis' can participate in a double degree track. Cecilia Brazioli, from Italy, is a participant of the track who shared her impressions of studying in Russia.
The Master in International Business programme will have its first graduates at the end of the 2022 academic year. We asked international students and lecturers to share their thoughts and impressions of the programme and its subjects.
On March 18, 2022, a delegation from the Consul General of the Republic of Uzbekistan in St Petersburg paid a visit to HSE-St Petersburg to meet the campus team, talk with Uzbek students, and discuss possible forms and areas of cooperation with universities in Uzbekistan.
On the 14th of November, HSE – St Petersburg students visited one of the pearls of Northwest Russia – a small, still instantly picturesque medieval town called Vyborg. Together with the Erasmus Students Network (ESN) team we travelled hundreds of years back in time, saw a real European knight’s castle (yeah, the one with granite walls, a tower, and not built for tourists!), a market square, a town hall, walked narrow cobblestone streets, explored hiking routes and enjoyed a romantic moonlight stroll in the famous English garden Mon Repos.
This September, 16 German students spent three weeks exploring the political and cultural space of St. Petersburg during the Summer School ‘The Topography of Imperial Power’ organized by the HSE Department of History in cooperation with the Department of the History of Eastern Europe (Georg-August University of Göttingen).