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‘When I Got Out of the Airport and Felt the Cold, I Was Like, “Oh, Welcome to Moscow”’

Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa
Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa, 28, is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 2023, he won first place in the Finance category of the Student Research Paper Competition (SRPS) for his paper ‘Impact of the Target Firm's ESG Rating on the Bid Premium Paid in M&A Transactions.’ Although he returned to Nigeria in July 2023, Ndubuisi still has plenty to share about his time at HSE University in Moscow. Read on to learn why he recommends HSE University to anyone looking to seek out new knowledge.

Understanding the Educational System at HSE University

Understanding the Educational System at HSE University
If you're planning on studying at HSE University, it is important to get acquainted with the educational system here. Many students, whether they study in Russia or other countries, find that things can differ from what they were used to in their homelands. In this article, Owen John Havercroft Reyes, a first-year master’s student who came from Mexico, reflects on the educational system at HSE University-St Petersburg and gives some tips on how to adjust to it in order to make the best of your time here.

‘Moscow Is a Living, Breathing Storybook’

‘Moscow Is a Living, Breathing Storybook’
Zeeshan Haider, 25, comes from Quetta, Pakistan. He is a first-year Master’s student of ‘Science of Learning and Assessment’ at the HSE Institute of Education. Sanwal Iftikhar, 23, from Punjab region, Pakistan, is in his first year of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. In this interview, they talk about their experiences of studying in Russia, exploring Moscow, and adapting to life in a new country.

Why Study Data Analytics?

Why Study Data Analytics?
In an era where data drives decisions, Data Analytics is becoming increasingly important. It allows organisations to make informed decisions by turning complex data into applicable insights. Recognising the importance of this field, Owen John Havercroft Reyes, a recent graduate of International Business at the University of Sheffield, enrolled as a first-year master’s student and became an international ambassador at HSE University-St Petersburg. In this article, Owen shares his experience of enhancing his technical expertise in the programme ‘Data Analytics for Business and Economics’.

‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’

‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’
Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia. Below, we offer the third and final part of their interviews.

‘I Found the Pokrovka Campus to Be Lively, Thriving, and Energetic’

Diksha Khosla
Diksha Khosla came to HSE University-Moscow from the northern Indian state of Punjab. She currently studies on the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the Faculty of Economic Sciences. Diksha spoke to the HSE News Service about the challenges and opportunities available to international students in Russia, adjusting to the Moscow vibe, and her efforts to showcase and celebrate Indian culture at HSE University.

‘We Offer Another Perspective on Latin America—The Culture, Literature, Community, Music, and More’

‘We Offer Another Perspective on Latin America—The Culture, Literature, Community, Music, and More’
Boris Senin Carhuallanqui Parian, 31, comes from the small town of San Martin de Pangoa in Peru. After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering from Continental University, he decided to enrol in the Master’s programme in Science, Technology and Innovation Management and Policy at the HSE University Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK). In his interview, he talks about the application process, the university’s Latin-American Club, and why his studies at HSE can help improve relations between Russia and his home country.

‘Oh My, I’m Doing It Exactly that Way’: Non-Verbal Communication Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

‘Oh My, I’m Doing It Exactly that Way’: Non-Verbal Communication Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
On November 24, a unique event for HSE international students—a practice-oriented training session on ‘How to Make a Good Impression in an Interview: Non-Verbal Communication’—took place at HSE University. Natalia Trubnikova, author of the training, covered the basics of nonverbal communication and body language; non-verbal mistakes that lead to difficulties, misunderstandings and communication failures; cross-cultural features of sign language, speed and manner of gesticulation, speech features; nonverbal tips and tricks to convey your point of view, and much more. Together with the expert, HSE students worked on self-confidence and solved real communication cases.

‘Studying Is an Invaluable Opportunity to Learn from Experts and Explore Diverse Perspectives’

Mateo Rojas Samper
Mateo Rojas Samper, from Colombia, is a student of thePolitics. Economics. Philosophy master’s programme at the HSE University Faculty of Social Sciences. Matteo spoke to the HSE News Service about the importance of engaging in both theory and practice in his studies at HSE University, as well as his participation in the Model United Nations and the Russia–Latin America International Parliamentary Conference.