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Illustration for news: Maslenitsa: Experiencing Pancake Week with HSE University-St Petersburg

Maslenitsa: Experiencing Pancake Week with HSE University-St Petersburg

On March 15, international students from more than ten countries visited an authentic Russian village to celebrate Maslenitsa. This week-long ancient holiday is impossible not to love: delicious pancakes with dozens of sweet and sour toppings, lots of games and activities, and the epic burning of the Maslenitsa doll will not leave anyone indifferent. Let’s recall that day!

Illustration for news: 'Let the Whole World Know That We Study at the Best University in Russia'

'Let the Whole World Know That We Study at the Best University in Russia'

In March, the educational centre 'Sirius' hosted the World Youth Festival (WYF-2024). More than 300 thousand students from 188 countries applied for this event. Seven students from HSE University-St Petersburg were selected and took part in the festival programme.

Illustration for news: HSE University-St Petersburg's Clubs for International Students

HSE University-St Petersburg's Clubs for International Students

HSE University-St Petersburg focuses on creating an inclusive environment for all students. At the centre of this is the variety of English-speaking clubs at the university, created to facilitate the integration of students into the university's community. These clubs offer not just recreational activities but also platforms for personal development and cultural exchange, making them an essential component of university life. For international students, joining these clubs can be particularly important as it provides a supportive pathway to integrate into a new country and university. This article delves into the specifics of some of these clubs and their importance in the student experience at HSE University-St Petersburg.

Illustration for news: St Petersburg Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

St Petersburg Through the Eyes of a Foreigner

St Petersburg, a city recognised for its picturesque buildings and imperial history, once served as the capital of Russia. It is now Russia’s second-largest city and its unofficial cultural capital. To make the most of your time in St Petersburg, Owen John Havercroft Reyes, a first-year master’s student, has shared some of the city’s highlights and his experiences living here as a foreigner.

Illustration for news: Andrey Punin and Veronica Gareeva Create Design Concept for Exhibition at National Museum of Serbia

Andrey Punin and Veronica Gareeva Create Design Concept for Exhibition at National Museum of Serbia

Andrey Punin, the main curator of the track 'Environment and Interior', and graduate Veronica Gareeva developed a design concept for an exposition titled 'Porcelain of the Tsars', which opened in the National Museum in Belgrade as part of the Hermitage Days event in Serbia.

Illustration for news: What Awaits Guests of HSE SPB Day 2023

What Awaits Guests of HSE SPB Day 2023

This Saturday, on September 16, the Sevkabel Port space located by the Gulf of Finland will host the annual HSE SPB Day. The event will bring together all kinds of people involved in university life: students, graduates, professors, and anyone else who plans to connect their life to HSE University-St Petersburg. The event programme includes open-air dances, a lecture series with invited speakers (including representatives of VK and Sloy), VR quests and much more.

Illustration for news: ‘The Research Process is Similar to Art’: Denis Stremoukhov on Teaching and Research

‘The Research Process is Similar to Art’: Denis Stremoukhov on Teaching and Research

HSE professors actively engage in research and share their experiences with students. They also often participate in the management of educational activities. How do they manage to do everything in time? We talked to Denis Stremoukhov, Deputy Academic Supervisor of the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics'. The professor told us how he manages to combine teaching, science and administrative activities. Read about students, new research topics, and his favourite books in this article.

Illustration for news: How to Overcome the Language Barrier

How to Overcome the Language Barrier

The term 'language barrier' refers to any difficulties that arise when speaking a non-native language. Almost every person studying a foreign language has experienced this unpleasant phenomenon. The reasons for this problem include a fear of the unknown, a fear of mistakes, embarrassment because of one's accent, a fear of being misunderstood and much more. All of these problems are a psychological component of the language barrier. In this article, foreign students from different countries share their experiences and help foreign applicants overcome their fears.

Illustration for news: What Awaits Attendees of CIBA-2023

What Awaits Attendees of CIBA-2023

On April 20, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre will host CIBA-2023, a conference on creative industries organised by students of the Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management'. This year's event, which is devoted to the role of art in the corporate environment, marks the third time the conference has been held. Entry to the event is free.

Illustration for news: Three Best Weekend Getaways Near St. Petersburg

Three Best Weekend Getaways Near St. Petersburg

Three wonderful places near St. Petersburg which are ideal for a one-day trip.