On Campus

How to Apply for Your Student Social Card

Students on full-degree programmes can apply for a Student Social Card (‘SKS’ in Russian) and it is definitely worth doing right away because it doesn’t just give you a discount on public transport but serves as your banking card to receive your stipend and make purchases.

Around HSE

Around HSE
HSE invites you on a virtual tour of Moscow. We’ve put all the HSE Cornerstone articles together and made a map of places worth seeing in the neighbourhoods around the university buildings.

An Excursion to the Sky

In July, students from the HSE Extreme Sports Club planted the university’s flag at the top of Mount Elbrus, one of the world’s highest peaks. Garry Rutberg, one of the club’s leaders, and Alexandra Oleinikova, an HSE alumna and the club’s guide, tell us about the complicated nature of the mountain, ways of fighting hypoxia, and what it’s like to walk amongst the clouds.

Prices for Accommodation in Dormitories Rise Starting from August 1

As of August 1, 2015, the prices for accommodation in HSE student dormitories in Moscow will increase. This change is due to a rise in utility rates, determined by Moscow city and Moscow region governments.


spots in modern apartment-like dorms are offered to HSE students.

HSE-MSU Sailing Regatta Set to Reach International Level

HSE-MSU Sailing Regatta Set to Reach International Level
The first sailing regatta between HSE and Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU) was held in the Strogino water meadows and served as the beginning of a new tradition for student club competitions. Students from the two universities’ teams agreed to form a single team to participate in next year’s world sailing championship, which can be considered the main outcome of the regatta. And for those who are more interested in numbers, the teams were tied for most of the day, but it was MSU that won the five races with a score of 3:2.

The First International Speaker at HSE Talks

HSE Talks were founded by students from the HSE Faculty of Business and Management. The first event was held on November 10, 2014. HSE Talks #5 was the first time an international speaker was invited. Prince John Abakah, a fifth year student of the Moscow Power Engineering institute (MPEI), gave a talk on how to avoid procrastination.

Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else

Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else
On May 20, 2015, Dr Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University, gave anopen lecture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. A specialist with a unique combination of interests ranging from theological ethics to politics, Professor Minch serves as the director of the Peace and Justice programme at Utah Valley University. We recently spoke with him about his visit, his academic interests, his plans to further develop cooperation between Utah Valley University and HSE, and his general desire to advance student and faculty exchange programmes between Russia and the US.

Star Wars Party to Launch Graduates

The club Space Moscow will become a spaceship for one night to whisk HSE graduates away into the film fantasy world of Star Wars. Guests will greet one another with, ‘May the HSE be with you!’ assured that this is just the beginning and HSE is the launch pad for their journey into a new life.

Join HSE at Muzeon to Dance and Think

On May 31 at the Muzeon Park of Arts, the Mayovka Youth Festival will be held by the Russian Union of Youth. Activities awaiting visitors include sports, cooking classes, design lessons and a number of other events. HSE will have two venues at the festival – one for dancing and the other for intellectual games.