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On Campus

Russian Railways Bonus Programme

Are you an HSE student who loves to travel? Join the Russian Railways Bonus student loyalty programme!

HSE Student Guided Tours Offer Unique Insight into Moscow

The Student Initiative Support Centre and the HSE Faculty of Humanities are jointly organising free guided tours around Moscow. The tours are designed by final year students. Most tours are in Russian but the organizers are ready to schedule additional English-language tours for international students.

Payment of September Stipends

Dear students, if you are entitled to a social stipend (a social academic scholarship usually payable to quota students) please note that due to certain unexpected technical problems with bank transfers, September stipends will be paid out in cash.

Studying Economics as a Free-Mover in Saint Petersburg

Lukas Geyer, a free-mover student from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, is currently studying in the Bachelor’s programme in Economics at HSE St. Petersburg. Lukas recently spoke to the HSE news service about his studies and connections to Russian culture.

24th HSE Open Tourist Rally

On September 26 and 27, 2015, the traditional HSE Open Tourist Rally will be held. Students and staff with families from all HSE campuses, as well as friends of HSE from other Moscow universities, will be able to take part.

HSE Day Offers Something for Everyone

Russian students and teachers were not the only ones to actively participate in HSE Day on September 9; many foreigners who study or work at the university took part as well. Numerous activities enriching the celebration could be enjoyed without any knowledge of Russian — for example, Speed ​​Dating, Dance Battle, and a variety of sporting events. However, some sites during the festival had a special English-language programme.

HSE and Dynamo to Support Student Sports Initiatives

The Higher School of Economics and the Russian hockey team Dynamo Moscow have agreed to combine forces to help students lead a healthy lifestyle and develop student sports initiatives.

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

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.