This is the conclusion that Austrian and French students came to following their participation in a Summer School on Russian Language and Culture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. On their last day in Russia the foreign guests gave their verdict on whether they’d been able to get to grips with the ‘elusive Russian soul.’
A free six months of study at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Each year one lucky student from the Global Business Master’s Programme is given this lucky ticket. The programme not only gives the student incredible work experience and the opportunity to study in one of the world’s leading economic regions, but the master’s student will also receive a diploma from the Austrian university. This year, the winner was Anna Zotova.
The Russian-Chinese Summer School on Law has started at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. The Summer School is traditionally carried out by the Faculty of Law and our university’s Chinese partner, the South West University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China).
HSE's Nizhny Novgorod branch has hosted Belgian economist, professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Jacques-Francois Thisse, and Academic Supervisor at HSE St Petersburg's Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, who read his paper 'Urban development, regional differences and effective transport'. Professor Thisse is very well known and respected for his research in spatial economics, new economic geographies, international trade and market analysis.
On the 15th June the University of Bergamo held a grand closing ceremony for the international part of the Masters in Global Business. Since October 2014, 25 students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod, the Johannes Kepler University and the University of Bergamo have been studying and travelling together to courses at each of the three universities, learning about the cultural differences and particular ways of doing business in Russia, Austria and Italy.
Professor and Students from Utah Share Thoughts on Peace, Justice, Academic Cooperation and Much Else
On May 20, 2015, Dr Michael Minch, Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University, gave an open lecture at HSE Nizhny Novgorod.
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.