International Relations, Energy, and a Long-Distance Relationship with Russia: A Brazilian Student's Story
Having earned degrees in International Relations and Energy, Tulio Bunder from Brazil wanted to pursue his research in Eurasian Energy Geopolitics, which led him to the Master's programme in Comparative Politics of Eurasia. Though based in another BRICS country, he decided to study in Russia—and despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and his long-distance relationship with Saint Petersburg and HSE University, he seems happy with his choice.
The HSE St. Petersburg administration has issued an order ‘On the specifics of organizing the educational process with the participation of students and postgraduates of HSE University – St. Petersburg in the 2021–2022 academic year’. The order outlines measures to protect students from COVID-19 for the 2021/2022 academic year.
The partnership with the educational programme is the next step in developing cooperation between the company and HSE University — Saint Petersburg. The company has been supporting the career activities of the Saint Petersburg campus for several years, and it is also a regular participant of Career Week and Higher School of Career.
HSE University — Saint Petersburg and the University of Göttingen have signed the agreement on the double degree track for the Master's programme 'Global and Regional History'. The best programme students will study in Germany for a year and obtain two diplomas issued by both universities.
At the end of April, an international online conference ‘Youth as a Driver of Museum Development’ was held. It was dedicated to summarizing the preliminary results of the first stage of the same-name project and supported by the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg. Students, who took an active part in the implementation of the project, and experts from the museum community shared their impressions and opinions on why it is necessary to develop and promote the youth direction in museums.
Many students from other countries join the BA Programme in Political Science and World Politics. First-year students of the programme – Kanat Islambekov from Kazakhstan, Reynaldo Rodriguez from Honduras, and Xing Xingmeng from China – share their impressions about the programme.
In an open talk organized for HSE – St. Petersburg undergraduate and graduate students, Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron spoke about the role of the modern luxury industry in various spheres of public life including business, art, science, and education, as well as how modern management employs methods of quantum physics.
Students of HSE University – St. Petersburg participated in the Global COVID Research Project of Connecticut College, devoted to the studies of the consequences of the COVID pandemic in different spheres. Interdisciplinary teams representing five universities worked on their research skills and gained experience working as part of an international team.
Ekaterina Shevyakova is a fourth-year student of the programme 'Political Science and World Politics', and she has been invited to a prestigious Master's programme in entrepreneurship at one of the world's leading universities. In this interview, Ekaterina talks about why she chose HSE Univesity — Saint Petersburg, what skills helped her enter a foreign university, and why a broad undergraduate education is beneficial.