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How can a student get engaged with sports at HSE?

It may be difficult to explore all of the school's sports-related social media, so this article aims to inform our students about the schedule and terms of participation.

How can a student get engaged with sports at HSE?

There is a variety of sport activities at HSE many of which you haven’t heard yet. It may be difficult to explore all of the school's sports-related social media, that is why this article aims to communicate our students information about the schedule and terms of participation.

There are 24 sport sections, 8 sports student organizations, and 17 gyms including 14 of them in dormitories. So, everyone will find something for themselves here, depending on their interests. Let’s divide activities into 6 categories: abstract logical sports, team sports, active sports, extreme sports, alternative sports, and sports for girls only. All the following options are available for all students of HSE including our foreign guests.

Abstract-logical sports

Chess

HSE Chess Club is a community of chess players that is open to professionals, amateurs, beginners, and everyone who wants to learn one of the most ancient games.

To become a member, you must sign up to the HSE Chess team online. After that, you can automatically participate in all tournaments without the need for additional registration.

You can join any time you want. However, throughout April, the HSE Chess Club is taking part in the Moscow Sports Student Games, which is a good opportunity to join right now!

For additional info, please visit the website

For all questions, please contact Alexey Kachur

Esports

CyberVyshka Student Community is an official student community of the Higher School of Economics, which is engaged in the development of eSports at HSE and beyond. They gather teams, practice together, and arrange matches.

To become a member, you have to pass selection in November-December as an assembled team or a single-discipline player so that you can participate in the official leagues, such as VKSL (All-Russian Student Cybersport League) and MSKL (Moscow Student Cybersport League), which take place in spring and summer.

Besides, there are many other non-official tournaments in which you could participate if you didn’t get to the official ones. The CyberVyshka Student Community is also looking for managers, commentators, and streamers.

For additional info, please visit the website

For all questions, please contact Ildar Sahiullin

Team sports

Football

There are 4 league levels: Higher, First, Second and Youth leagues. The schedule with ongoing championships throughout season 2021 can be found on each of the league’s pages.

To become a member, you have to post your candidacy in the special topics for discussion called “looking for a team”, which are located on the pages of each of the leagues. There are 3 suitable periods of time when you can find a team to play with which are September, December, and March.

For additional info, please visit the website

For all questions regarding applications, please contact the Head of the HSE Football Organizing Committee Ruslan Gainutdinov

Basketball

To become a member of the Basketball League, you have to post your candidacy in the special topic for discussion called “looking for a team”, which is located on the VK page. It is important to find a team before the application period for a season ends, in October.

For additional info, please visit the website

For the training schedule of the men's and women's teams, please visit the website. If you’re not interested in championships or you don’t have a team, you’re still allowed to play at a designated time.

Streetball

HSE has a streetball league. Streetball differs from basketball by the number of players - there are 3 of them, and the playing area - by half of the basketball playing field.

To become a member, you have to post your candidacy in the special topic for discussion called “looking for a team”, which is located on the VK page. It is important to find a team before the application period for a season ends, in November.

For all questions regarding applications, please contact the Head of the HSE Streetball Organizing Committee Artem Savosin

Volleyball

For the training schedule of the men's and women's teams, please visit the website. If you’re not interested in championships or you don’t have a team, you’re still allowed to play at a designated time.

Hockey

HSE also has a hockey team called HSE Black Ravens, but the selection there is much tougher and is carried out once a year before the start of the season in August-September.

For additional info, please visit the website

Active sports

There are many types of active sports at HSE, which are available to any interested student with a specific background. Here is a list of them:

  1. Aikido
  2. Wushu
  3. Hand-to-hand combat
  4. Rowing
  5. Swimming
  6. Ultimate
  7. Badminton
  8. Tennis
  9. Gymnastics
  10. Athletics
  11. Skiing

For timetable, please visit the website

Extreme sports

The Extreme Sports Club is a HSE club that organizes outdoor activities. Almost all extreme sports are practiced in the club, such as mountaineering, aggressive skating, mountain biking, snowboarding, alpine skiing, kayaking, rafting, diving, parkour, climbing wall, karting, paintball, speleology, as well as hiking and water trips.

To become a member, you have to fill out a form and send it by email to info@clubxsport.ru, and you will definitely be invited to the club meeting. Or you can fill out the form on the official website , which is a more convenient way to apply.

Alternative sports

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is aimed to students with a dedicated medical group and is located in the HSE building at the Kitay-Gorod metro station.

For timetable, please visit the website

For all questions, please contact the Department of Physical Education: +7 495 772 95 90 *2121

Table tennis

For timetable, please visit the website

For all questions, please contact the tutor Ivanov Leonid Vladimirovich: +7 985 259 90 99

Tourism

The HSE Travel Club is a club of students and alumni who love outdoor activities and travel. In summer and winter, they go on multi-day hikes of various types (mainly hiking, mountain and water), and the club also hosts tourist schools which include a series of lectures and master classes.

To become a member, you have to fill out the form here. You can sign up for the club at any time. 

For timetable, please visit the website

For all questions regarding applications, please contact Viktoriya Nurzhanova

Sports for girls only

Cheerleading

Currently, HSE has one cheerleading team, which is selected at the beginning of the academic year, in September.

To become a member, you should subscribe to their Instagram account and follow the updates and announcements

For all questions, please contact the tutor of the section Bogatyreva Inna Yakovlevna: ibogatyreva@hse.ru

Shaping

All students and graduate students can take part. As soon as the first discomfort associated with starting the development of unaccustomed muscles passes, you’ll feel more vigorous and healthier.

For timetable, please visit the website. The training is carried out if a group of 5 to 12 people is gathered.

There are many ways to get involved in sports at HSE. Among those offered, there should definitely be something that suits you.

Evgeniya Krutilina