Each year, numerous students from around the world come to study at HSE, both for entire programmes or for shorter periods. Yao Fan, a Chinese student who is based at the University of Sydney, is spending this semester studying philosophy and psychology at HSE before returning to Australia to complete his Honours study and pursue an academic career.
In early September, the HSE held a series of tours in English prepared by cultural studies students as part of an adaptation programme for international students. The preparation of the tours was led by the Office for Internationalisation. The programme’s main purpose is to get foreign students and staff involved in the social and creative life of the university, and to introduce them to the city’s landmarks.
On 4th December the International Students Office at HSE Moscow held the first Cultural Cafe evening, a project to broaden cultural exchange between HSE students from different countries. A similar initative was launched at HSE Nizhny Novgorod earlier this year. It’s all taking place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Students from Ghana, Indonesia, China, Nigeria and Uganda made their presentations at the first event and talked about different aspects and traditions of culture in their countries from historical facts to national dishes.
On the 27th November the Higher School of Economics will be 23 years old. The last year has been filled with new experiences and achievements and not just in research and education. Let’s look back at what has happened to the university over the last twelve months. Here are eight things you know might not know...
Language Tandem, a new project at HSE in Nizhny Novgorod, has been launched. The project involves 15 international exchange students, who came to Nizhny Novgorod from France and Italy, master’s students of Global Business from Austria and Italy, who have just started learning Russian, and 15 Russian students from various faculties who are studying foreign languages. The participants shared their impressions of the first meetings.
HSE Extreme Sports Club invites students, lecturers, and graduates of all HSE campuses as well as their families and friends to spend a week in Finland from 31st January to 6th February 2016. Finland is a great destination if you enjoy snowboarding, ice fishing and other winter activities. Registration is open until December 31.
The sports tourism contest where teams of four (hence the name) compete against each other was held in the Greater Moscow Area. Hundreds of teams from all over Russia and Belarus took part. HSE was represented by 11 students and 3 alumni. The events included long distance running and crossing ravines with ropes.
HSE is beginning to nominate candidates for the annual university prize Golden HSE. All staff, including international faculty are invited to nominate their favourite candidate. HSE Academic Secretary Natalia Savelieva explains why you should seize this opportunity to show appreciation for your colleagues.