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Illustration for news: Applied Projects and Deep Fakes: How Computer Vision Is Taught at HSE University

Applied Projects and Deep Fakes: How Computer Vision Is Taught at HSE University

Applications for the HSE University Master of Computer Vision, the only English-language online computer vision programme in Russia, are open until August 10. The programme has been developed by researchers of the Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science at HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod together with researchers in the field of computer vision from leading companies in the industry: Huawei, Itseez3D, Intel, Harman, Xperience.ai, Sber, Newstream and Deelvin Solutions. Andrey Savchenko, Academic Supervisor of the programme and Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Technologies, told the HSE News Service about how teaching competencies in the field of computer vision changes our view of the world.

Illustration for news: HSE University Ranks Second Among Russian Economics Universities by Graduate Pay

HSE University Ranks Second Among Russian Economics Universities by Graduate Pay

The SuperJob jobhunting and recruitment service has published its 2022 ranking of Russian universities by salary. The results are based on a sample of early-career professionals from the 2016–2021 graduating classes and who are now working in economics and finance. HSE University took second place.

Illustration for news: HSE University Researchers Propose Algorithm to Determine Preferences of Smartphone Users

HSE University Researchers Propose Algorithm to Determine Preferences of Smartphone Users

Mathematicians from HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod have developed a new way to predict the preferences of mobile device users. The method, which is 2–12% more accurate than known analogues, is based on simultaneous recognition of objects, faces and scenes in a smartphone’s photo gallery and on a remote server. The algorithm can be used to personalise services and offer recommendations tailored to a particular person. The article was published in the Pattern Recognition journal.

Illustration for news: HSE University-Nizhny Novgorod Hosts Special Graduation Ceremony in Shveytsariya Park

HSE University-Nizhny Novgorod Hosts Special Graduation Ceremony in Shveytsariya Park

The 2022 HSE University-Nizhny Novgorod graduation ceremony was a major event for the city—this year, graduates of bachelor’s and master’s programmes received their diplomas in the city’s Shveytsariya Park. This long-awaited event was a magical opportunity to celebrate with friends and teachers, take photos in graduation robes, enjoy the concert programme from students and graduates, and dance with the new-look HSE University crow.

Illustration for news: HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod Concludes Agreement with Alliance Française

HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod Concludes Agreement with Alliance Française

HSE University employs highly qualified French language specialists, and the number of educational programmes that involve studying French is increasing every year. The number of students wishing to study both the French language and French culture is growing as well. The partnership agreement between HSE University-Nizhny Novgorod and Alliance Française Nizhny Novgorod, a cultural and educational non-profit organisation, marks the beginning of a new stage of the existing partnership.

Illustration for news: Submarine and French Confectioner's Shop—Winners of the Top Class Research Competition Announced

Submarine and French Confectioner's Shop—Winners of the Top Class Research Competition Announced

This year’s final stage of Top Class, the All-Russian Competition of Schoolchildren’s Research and Projects, held by HSE University, has come to a close. About a thousand 8th—11th graders from 7 countries and 69 regions of Russia participated in the contest. This is the first time that 3 out of the 25 areas of projects have been presented at HSE regional campuses: in Nizhny Novgorod (philology), St Petersburg (history), and Perm (economics).

Illustration for news: HSE University Computer Science Teams Place First and Second in NERC ICPC 2022

HSE University Computer Science Teams Place First and Second in NERC ICPC 2022

Two teams from the HSE University Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) in Moscow have taken first and second place in the semi-finals of the 2022 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC). The last time a single university took both first and second place was in 1997. Almost 250 teams took part in the event, five of which were from HSE University in Moscow. A team from HSE University in St Petersburg took fourth place. The winning team was awarded the winner’s trophy of the ICPC semi-finals, while the HSE University teams that placed second and fourth won gold medals.

Illustration for news: 'The Master’s in Global Business Will Be Implemented Fully in the New Academic Year'

'The Master’s in Global Business Will Be Implemented Fully in the New Academic Year'

The model of international mobility under the 'Global Business' curriculum has been adjusted as part of the programme's implementation. Read on to learn what awaits students entering the programme in the 2022–2023 academic year.

Illustration for news: Three University Missions Ranks HSE University First among Russian Universities in Four Subject Rankings

Three University Missions Ranks HSE University First among Russian Universities in Four Subject Rankings

HSE University took first place in four subject rankings and second place by the number of gold medals among Russian universities. The university entered the top three Russian universities by receiving nine prizes in various fields. The Three University Missions subject rankings in 29 fields of study were presented for the first time at an open meeting of the Council of the Russian Union of Rectors and the Association of Rating Makers.

Illustration for news: I’m Writing to You: What Postcards Can Tell Us

I’m Writing to You: What Postcards Can Tell Us

Not so long ago, postcards were a popular way to congratulate someone or send a message. Today the postcard can instead be described as an exotic means of communication, and a rich field for research. This is what encouraged the students and teachers from Fundamental and Applied Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities to embark on a flash mob project called ‘Send a Postcard to a Linguist’. Deputy Dean Timur Khusyainov of the Faculty of Humanities (Nizhny Novgorod), the curator of this flash mob and an experienced postcrosser, discusses whether postcards can be helpful for researchers and how they relate to digital humanities.