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HSE University — Saint Petersburg and UCL Open a New Master's Programme

HSE University — Saint Petersburg and UCL Open a New Master's Programme
In the new joint master's programme 'Comparative Russian and Eurasian Politics', which will begin accepting applications in 2021, students will divide their time betwee University College London and HSE University - Saint Petersburg. Upon graduation, students will earn a double degree awarded by both universities. The programme is of interest of those who want to study politics in Russia and the post-Soviet region and gain a deeper knowledge of the area that will equip them for region-related careers or further study at the doctoral level.

'I Am Going to Live in Brisbane': HSE Alumna Publishes Book about Her Time in Australia

'I Am Going to Live in Brisbane': HSE Alumna Publishes Book about Her Time in Australia
Upon finishing undergraduate and graduate programmes in Political Science (2014, 2016), Sofia Glazunova went to study in a PhD programme in Australia. Now Sofia is a research fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), lecturer, and the author of the book I'm Going to Live in Brisbane, dedicated to her experience of moving to Australia and myths about studying abroad. In an interview, Sofia discusses her blog on Telegram, how it was transformed into a book, and the pitfalls one can encounter in the publishing business.

This Track Traps out Complex Trends which will Characterize our World in Future

This Track Traps out Complex Trends which will Characterize our World in Future
Our prospective students ask about opportunity to learn intenrational relations in the programme "Comparative Politics of Eurasia". Professor Irina Busygina, one of the best experts in international reltions in Russia, tells about study track "Relations between Russia and European Union" in our programme.

“Our main principle – building individual trajectory” by Andrei Scherbak, about the research track in the “Comparative Politics of Eurasia” master’s programme

“Our main principle – building individual trajectory” by Andrei Scherbak, about the research track in the “Comparative Politics of Eurasia” master’s programme
Many of them who join the master’s programme want to develop their research skills. This master’s programme is the important stage for them to pursue postgraduate and doctoral studies. Qualitative methodological training and an opportunity to participate in international scientific projects become the priority. The academic track “Theory and Methodology of Modern Political Science” is opened especially for those students in the comparative politics of Eurasia MA programme. We talk with the  head of department of Political Science and International Relations, Andrei Scherbak, about the particularities of this new track

Students from Denmark Were Engaged in Youth Studies in Saint Petersburg

Students from Denmark Were Engaged in Youth Studies in Saint Petersburg
The Centre for Youth Studies organized a course 'Urban Youth Cultures' for students of Aarhus University (Denmark). The faculty of the Department of Sociology and a student of the programme 'Modern Social Analysis' talk about the Denmark students' research topics and distance learning.

The Post-Soviet Track and New Regionally Oriented Classes: Updated Curriculum of the Bachelor's Programme in Political Science and World Politics

The Post-Soviet Track and New Regionally Oriented Classes: Updated Curriculum of the Bachelor's Programme in Political Science and World Politics
This year our bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics' is launching a new regional track, the Post-Soviet Space. We have talked to Anna Dekalchuk, the Academic Director of the programme, to learn more about the updates made for our future and current students.

The Second St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity

The Second St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity
We invite you to participate in the 2nd St. Petersburg International Conference on Inequality and Diversity (IDC), organized by St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Area Studies of the Higher School of Economics. The Conference will be held November 5 - 7 in St. Petersburg. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2020.

Opportunities for Graduates of Interdisciplinary Programmes Focused on Asia: Interview with Natalia Ribberink

Opportunities for Graduates of Interdisciplinary Programmes Focused on Asia: Interview with Natalia Ribberink
In February, Natalia Ribberink, Professor of International Business at Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, an expert on business and investment in Southeast Asia and global trade, gave a course on 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia' master's programme. A first-year student of the programme talked to the Professor about modern geopolitical processes and interdisciplinary education.

HSE - St. Petersburg Political Science Programmes Receive International Accreditation

HSE - St. Petersburg Political Science Programmes Receive International Accreditation
Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZEvA) recognized undergraduate programme 'Political Science and World Politics' and master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia' as meeting international quality standards of education. Both programs are accredited for six years without additional conditions.

Anna Poberezhnaya Talks about Her Experience of Volunteering in Japan

Anna Poberezhnaya Talks about Her Experience of Volunteering in Japan
Anna Poberezhnaya, the 1st year student of the Master’s Programme ‘Business and Politics in Modern Asia’, took part in a voluntary workcamp project in Japan. Anna and her volunteer mates were helping the people affected by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, to become a part of the communitey of the cite they were moved to. Anna gave a little interview to Programme students and told which skills are required for volunteers in an East Asian country and what of experience did she get there.