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.
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.
Two students from Johannes Kepler University, Strahinja and Stefan Lazić, presented information about their country at the most recent meeting of the International Club. The brothers spoke about the things that make Austrians proud, things they don’t like and what they aspire to. The presentation aroused great interest among the students.
Alessandra Marabini and Francesca Di Furia are Italian exchange students living in Nizhny Novgorod. They are from University of Bergamo and have come to HSE on an exchange semester to study Economics and Russian Language. Both of them have been to Russia before so they are not fazed by the unfamiliar things they see going on around them. Nevertheless, as they tell us below, something new and surprising seems to happen to them everyday. The things that struck them most during their month in Nizhny Novgorod are public transport and the old houses.