Travelling abroad for the first time during winter to a country known for its bone-chilling cold - does call for some strong nerves. But once the seven of us got here and looked beyond the sub-zero temperatures and snow cover, we discovered Russia’s magnificent and variegated colours — ones that have given us memories for a lifetime. But what truly touched us was how loving, accepting, and helpful the people of this country were, which helped not only to bridge the language barrier, but also made us feel at home
Researchers at HSE’s Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) and the Yandex School of Data Analysis have significantly reduced the cost of CERN’s future SHiP detector. The detector will search for particles responsible for still unexplained phenomena in the Universe. With use of modern machine learning methods, LAMBDA and Yandex scientists came up with very effective configuration of magnets which protect the detector from background particles. As a result, the cost of the entire structure was reduced by 25%.
We sat down to talk to our international student from India how he made the decision to apply for the Global Business master's programme, what the process was like and what he expects to achieve after graduation.
A delegation from the Embassy the Republic of Korea in the Russian Federation recently made a visit to HSE’s campus in Nizhny Novgorod. The delegation included the Minister for Political Questions to the Embassy, Mr Ha Te Yok, the Advisor and Consul-General Mr Kim Se-un, the Police Attaché, Mr Li Jon Chol, and the Deputy Director of the Korean Cultural Centre, Chon Chan Yun. The distinguished guests were met by the Deputy Directors of HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus, Natalya Gronskaya and Sergey Malkov.
Sara Olmi came to the Nizhny Novgorod campus of Higher School of Economics through a student exchange programme with The University of Bergamo. Here, she is not only studying to improve her Russian language skills, but she also volunteers to help other international students. In this interview, she tells us what life is like in Russia.
On January 23rd, Andrey Gritsman, poet and editor of the international poetry magazine, Interpoezia, spoke to an audience of students and faculty at HSE in Nizhny Novgorod.
Admissions to tuition-free doctoral studies at HSE open on February 01, 2018. International students can choose from 15 PhD programmes in fields ranging from Mathematics to Art and Design. The programmes are offered at HSE campuses in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Nizhny Novgorod. It is not necessary to speak Russian in order to pursue a PhD at HSE – the thesis can be written in English. Several international students are already pursuing doctoral degrees at HSE and one of them, Keunwon Choi from South Korea, has shared his impressions with us.
A working meeting of the 2nd and 4th year students with Alaa Assaf, Master of Law at the Beirut Arab University / Faculty of Law and Political Science, was held on December 22 at the Faculty of Law, HSE, Nizhny Novgorod. The selected topic was sensitive not only legally, but also politically: "Foreign Armed Intervention in Internal Conflicts: The Case of the Russian Intervention in Syria”. It should be noted that the event was not specifically associated with the end of the Russian military campaign in the Middle East, but technically coincided with it, so the lecturer made a number of conclusions.
At Higher School of Economics — Nizhny Novgorod, the international office organizes interesting and engaging events. One of them is the event called “Kapustnik”, which takes place every week at the university. During this event, international students are invited to present a few facts about their own countries and prepare a traditional or cultural dish for other students to try. Such an event really gives one a unique, insider’s perspective on different cultures, straight from people who were raised in those cultures.