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Education – News

How to Fall in Love with Political Science in Four Years’ Time and Enrol in an MA Programme in Germany

Nikol Fuks
The Political Science Department's Free Editorial Office ('Volnaja Redaksiya') caught up with graduate Nikol Fuks to talk about enrolling in an educational programme abroad, lecturers, how to overcome yourself, and choose a thesis topic.

I Made the Right Choice

Sofia Gubaidulina
Sofia Gubaidulina, a graduate of Bachelor's programme in Political Science and World Politics, was born and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She heard about HSE University - St Petersburg from her friends, and when she was deciding which programmes to apply for, she knew for sure that she wanted to study in the political science programme. Sofia considers HSE University - St Petersburg to be a place 'where everyone can find something for themselves'.

«Political Economy of Postcommunist Transformation» Course: An Extended Review

«Political Economy of Postcommunist Transformation» Course: An Extended Review
Q&A with professor Andrey N. Shcherbak

“You’re lucky if you are here!”

Anna Zheltoukhova
First year student Anna Zheltoukhova tells about her King's College London exchange experience.

“Non-Competitive Elections in Hybrid Regimes”: an Elective Course Presentation

“Non-Competitive Elections in Hybrid Regimes”: an Elective Course Presentation
Professor Dmitry Goncharov tells about his elective course for Master students

Don’t Be Mistaken! And Enjoy King’s!

Don’t Be Mistaken! And Enjoy King’s!
‘This academic exchange programme is much more than a King’s College London,’ writes Guilherme Costa Gomes, a first-year student of the Master’s Programme ‘Comparative Politics of Eurasia’ sharing his impressions about the three-month stay in London. What else did he discover and how did he like it there? Here's his essay about the trip.

HSE Decides on New Grading System for Next School Year

HSE Decides on New Grading System for Next School Year
The Academic Council has confirmed a new draft of the Regulations for Interim and Ongoing Assessments of Students at the Higher School of Economics.

HSE Comes in 37th in QS BRICS Ranking

HSE Comes in 37th in QS BRICS Ranking
Academic excellence projects, similar to Russia’s Project 5-100, are common in many countries, but BRICS countries typically have the largest number of universities participating in such projects. That is perhaps why the ranking of the top universities in the five BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – prepared by the QS ranking agency is of particular interest. For two years in a row, 10 Russian universities have been steadily entering the top 50 of this ranking. This time, HSE has taken 37th place, improving its result on last year.

DAAD Increases Scholarships for German Students at HSE

Since 2013, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has cooperated with HSE. This year, a record number of scholarship places will be available for German students to study in HSE short-term programmes through the Go East initiative.

Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism

The Department of History is pleased to announce an intensive course of Professor Ronald G. Suny, (University of Michigan and the Head of the International Research Project “Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism” of the HSE University in Saint-Petersburg) "Russia’s Empires. Thinking About Empire" for undergraduate and graduate students.