On December 18 the New Year celebration ceremony was held at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. Not only HSE students, but also the students from CIS countries, exchange students from France, Italy, Austria and China, and international students of the Master’s Programme in Global Business took part in the event. The participants ‘travelled’ across different countries looking for Grandfather Frost (Russian Santa Claus), and finally they found him.
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.
A new exhibition devoted to France has opened at HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus. The exhibition was organized by Gennady Ryabov, who is an advisor to HSE Nizhny Novgorod’s Director, the creator of the ‘Cultural Environment’ project, and Honorary Consul of the French Republic in Nizhny Novgorod.
Dionys Neubacher, a new lecturer at the Austrian library shared his impressions about Nizhny Novgorod and his plans to expand the library.
Starting in September, lecturer from France, Anne Simkin, will begin teaching French in the Faculty of Humanities at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. We met with Ann to ask her a few questions.
In the middle of spring, battery collection boxes were placed in all buildings at HSE Nizhny Novgorod thanks to the initiative of HSE students. Over 50 kilograms of used batteries were collected. It is well-known that the heavy metals in one discarded AA battery can pollute about 20 square meters of land. Thus the campaign ‘The Battle of Batteries’ helped to save a forest area the size of 40 sports stadiums.
HSE Nizhny Novgorod held a meeting with one of the most important figures on the Austrian literary scene of the last third of the C20th, winner of the Austrian Prize for Literature 1991, and the Franz Kafka prize 1993 —- Peter Rosei.