'Russia and Switzerland Have Much in Common': Workshop Held for Undergraduates of the Global Business Programme
HSE Nizhny Novgorod held the workshop 'Internationalization and Inter-cultural Management: Swiss and Russian Views and Perspectives of Academic Communities and Business', organized in partnership with the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the Swiss Embassy with the participation of business representatives. The purpose of the workshop was to expand students' knowledge in the field of intercultural interactions, communications and business development.
The Global Business master's programme has been began at the HSE-Nizhny Novgorod. Jointly with European universities and companies participating in the programme, students will be able to gain valuable experience working in international teams. This year, the Global Business master's programme accepted students from Russia, Botswana, Cameroon, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, and Zimbabwe.
Julien Keyser was the first international student enrolled on HSE's Global Business Master's programme. Although the road to the Global Business programme was not straightforward, once enrolled, Julien embraced all the opportunities available for Global Business students. In this interview we have talked to Julien about his semester abroad at NHH (Horwegian School of Economics).
In January 2019, the graduate of the first Global Business intake, Irina Tolkacheva, received her second master's degree in Global Business, this time from Johannes Kepler University in Linz. Irina essentially completed the double degree program before it was officially launched. Thanks to the fact that this academic year HSE and JKU signed a double degree agreement we did our best to solve most of the issues our students could encounter otherwise. In this interview Irina spoke to us about her journey to her Master of Science in Austria.
Students of the Master's programme "Global Bisuness" visited the chemical plant "RusVinyl" in the Nizhny Novgorod region.
In November 2018, students of the Master's programme "Global Bisuness" visited one of the unique plants in Nizhny Novgorod - "Liebherr" company.
In September 2018 Higher School of Economics in Nizhny Novgorod signed the agreement with Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) according to which HSE students can not only go on mobility to JKU but have an opportunity to get the second master's degree awarded by the Austrian university. This option is available on a competitive basis to the students who successfully completed the first international year of the Global Business programme.
On October, 8 the master’s programme opening ceremony was held for all the participating students and guests. This year the international group of students consists of 24 young ambitious people from Russia, Austria, Italy, India, Pakistan, Egypt, and France.
HSE has topped the list of universities in the Russian Academic Excellence Project 5-100 once again, having been ranked in 13 subjects and 3 subject areas in the QS World University Rankings. The university has entered the top 100 in ‘Sociology’ and ‘Political and International Studies’ categories, as well as the top 100 in ‘Social Sciences and Management’.
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.