The Academic Council of the St Petersburg branch of the Higher School of Economics approved a policy providing for fee discounts for the most talented international applicants entering the university in 2017. Discounts will be based on the total score achieved in entrance examinations.
This spring, a group of academics and students of the School of Economics and Management at HSE St. Petersburg, headed by Professor Vladimir Matveenko, received a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR). The outcome of their effort: scientific reports prepared by Economics students in the fourth year Maxim Bakhtin and in the third year Yulia Skoblova were selected to participate in the Second International Workshop "Networks, Complexity, and Economic Development" conducted by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. In a month, Maxim and Yulia will visit Budapest to present their work.
On November 30 - December 1, 2016, twelve bachelor’s students from educational programmes in Sociology and Social Informatics, Asian and African Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Economics and HSE lecturers Daniil Aleksandrov, Alena Suvorova, and Ilya Musabirov took part in the Winter Symposium in Computational Social Science held in Cologne.
On Saturday September 3, 2016, students, lecturers and staff members at HSE in Saint Petersburg celebrated the start of a new academic year at a world travel themed event. One of the halls was turned into a high-speed aircraft that inspired the participants to take off and reach new heights.
David from Ghana and Samrat from India first met at HSE in St. Petersburg, where both are doing their Master studies in Applied and Interdisciplinary History. HSE student Julia Nikolaenko interviewed David and Samrat about their academic background and research, reasons for choosing HSE for master studies and of course about their life in Russia.
From June 30 to July 6 the Web Science Summer School 2016 was held at the University of Koblenz (Germany). The event was dedicated to the Internet and social media studies. Alina Bakhitova, who is studying Sociology and Social Informatics, took part and shares her impressions of the event.
Since 2015-2016 academic year the bachelor programme in Management is implemented in a new English-language format. The main focus of the programme is International Business. Igor Glukhov is one of those students who have successfully completed the first year of education and has successfully passed a selection procedure of the international exchange program. Now he is preparing to leave for Great Britain, where he will study during the fall semester at one of the oldest British universities - King’s College of London.
Students of HSE St. Petersburg campus have a great opportunity to spend a semester or year abroad. Sofya Glazunova, a student of the Master's Program "Politics and Governance", describes her exchange experience at the University of Helsinki.
A group of 15 BA and MA students from the Department of History, HSE SPb participated in the first part of a joint research and educational seminar “Turning Points: Russia and Germany, 1980-2000” organized by the Department of History, Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg and Humboldt University in Berlin from 1st to 8th of May. The course was led by Ekaterina Kalemeneva (HSE SPb) and Krestin Bischl (HU zu Berlin).