On November 23-27, 2017 HSE University – Saint Petersburg team of Associate Professor Nina Grigoreva and Ekaterina Starikova from the Department of African and Asian Studies, Associate Professor Irina Shchemeleva, chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Konstantin Platonov, director of the Centre for International Cooperation went to Hanoi, Vietnam within the project «Dialogue of Cultures: Russia and Asia-Pacific Countries». The visit was organized by the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Hanoi (RCSC)
Being thrilled about studies at HSE University - Saint Petersburg a considerate student, Aikaterini (Katerina) Kandylidou from Thessaloniki, Greece has shared her real Russian experience telling her step-by-step story how she was enrolled for a popular Master’s degree programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism’, and has given some insights into daily life in Russia.
The scope of academic programmes of HSE St Petersburg in 2018-2019 including brand new Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes is open for international student applications welcoming to join and apply starting from mid November 2017. Starting from November 15, 2017 the HSE St Petersburg programmes already received 32 new BA and 19 MA applications. By December, the geography of applications extended from Central America (El Salvador) to Africa (Egypt) and Southeast Asia (Vietnam), having embraced neighbor Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
For the second year now HSE Saint-Petersburg has been gladly welcoming students from UCL School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies, coming to improve their language skills and immerse themselves into the mysterious Russian culture. Last weekend this year’s group of UCL SSEES students have visited Velikiy Novgorod – the cradle of Russian statehood and a real architectural gem. Helen Fortescue-Poole shared her impressions of the trip and told us about her academic life at HSE Saint-Petersburg.
Being asked about the advantages of studying at HSE one can definitely name its diversity and international atmosphere. This September the HSE campus in Saint-Petersburg welcomed 50 new exchange students from all over the world. Thomas Murphy, a master exchange student from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management shared some impressions of his life in Saint-Petersburg.
Every year HSE St. Petersburg offers students from all over the world to participate in its summer schools. Viritpol (Sun) Sunprugksin is one of those who came this summer to our university and shared his impressons.
Cheyenne Bishop from Mount Holyoke College (USA) studies the Russian language and culture at the Language & Culture Program in Saint Petersburg this summer. She shared with us her impressions.
Brett Sokol is participating in the Language & Culture Program in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It includes intensive Russian language coursework with cultural immersion and excursions in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital. He shared his first impressions.
Marek Soukup from Masaryk University in Brno, the Czech Republic, is currently studying at HSE St Petersburg as an exchange student on the Applied Economics and Mathematical Methods MA programme. His decision to come to Russia stemmed from his desire to perfect his knowledge of the Russian language, which he started learning four years ago.