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Mock Entrance Exams Now Available Online for HSE Applicants

Mock Entrance Exams Now Available Online for HSE Applicants
Almost all applicants would like to get a sense of their chances of being accepted to HSE University, without having to wait for the results of their entrance exams and the application process. Now you have the opportunity to do so!

‘Global and Regional History’ Master’s Programme Seeks Future Historians, Anthropologists, and More

‘Global and Regional History’ Master’s Programme Seeks Future Historians, Anthropologists, and More
In 2020, HSE - St. Petersburg is launching a new master's programme in ‘Global and Regional History’, which will replace the ‘Applied and Interdisciplinary History’ Programme. The HSE University - Saint Petersburg editorial office interviewed Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, Programme Head and anthropologist, about the programme's a global approach to studying history and its international partnerships.

Russian Language Unites: HSE Students Come Together for Online Classes While in Self-Isolation

Russian Language Unites: HSE Students Come Together for Online Classes While in Self-Isolation
Elena Aisakova teaches Russian to students of International Preparatory Programmes. Her five groups have all transitioned to distance learning. HSE News Service has asked Elena and HSE's international students what it’s like to study Russian online as well as what tips they have to help others learn effectively while being on ‘opposite sides’ of the computer screen.

Learning Against Boredom

Learning Against Boredom
Eva Guerrero Forteza was born in Mallorca, Spain, where her mother, father and sister still live. Eva has a curious mind and a ‘wish from place to place to roam’, as the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin wrote. After earning a degree in physical therapy, she worked in Spain, New York, and then in France. But, Eva notes, she has always dreamt of learning Russian and living in Russia. That’s why she first came to St. Petersburg to study Russian, and, in August 2019, enrolled in HSE’s Master’s programme ‘Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia’ in Moscow.

‘The Professors Are Not Strictly Academic—They Are Also Practicing Professionals’

‘The Professors Are Not Strictly Academic—They Are Also Practicing Professionals’
For students interested in pursuing careers in international law or economic integration, HSE University’s Faculty of Law offers the Master’s Programme ‘Law of International Trade, Finance and Economic Integration’. Previously taught in both Russian and English, the programme is now taught in English only. HSE News Service spoke with two first-year international students about their studies, living in Moscow, and their overall impressions of the programme.

Culture Cafe: Bulgaria

Culture Cafe: Bulgaria
Hello everyone and welcome to our Culture Café dedicated to sunny and shiny Bulgaria! 

‘I’m Grateful to HSE University for the Knowledge’

Guillerme Gerotto
Is it possible to learn the Russian language perfectly in a year? Why management is more interesting than physics? What makes Russia an attractive study destination? HSE News Service has talked to Guillerme Gerotto, a second-year undergraduate student from Brazil studying Business Administration at HSE University, about these and other questions.

Learning to Think Like an Economist

Maxime Ladrière
Maxime Ladrière from Belgium has spent the last ten years between France, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Russia. Currently, he is working towards his second Master’s degree in the ‘Politics. Economics. Philosophy’ programme in the Faculty of Social Sciences at HSE University in Moscow.

‘I Have Found Every Course Interesting in its Own Right’

‘I Have Found Every Course Interesting in its Own Right’
Miloud Lacheheb (Algeria) is a second-year student in the ‘Applied Statistics with Network Analysis’ Master’s Programme. After earning his bachelor’s in management in Algeria and a masters’ degree in Economics in Malaysia, he decided to earn a second master’s degree and study data analysis and statistics at HSE University in Moscow.

‘The Programme Gives Us Very Practical Knowledge’

Ziong Chung Hieu
Ziong Chung Hieu, from Vietnam, is the first year student of the ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ Double Degree BA Programme which offers students a unique opportunity to pursue two degrees, one from HSE and one from Kyung Hee University. He originally enrolled in HSE’s Mathematics programme last year but soon realized that mathematics was not really close to his heart. Now, after switching majors, he is happy with his choice.