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.
Anastasia Senchenko, a 2nd-year student at the Faculty of Humanities at HSE campus in Nizhny Novgorod, is spending her third month studying at the University of Tartu, Estonia, as part of a student exchange programme. Tatiana Krasilnikova, a 1st-year student of Philology, talked to her about Tartu, philology, and other aspects of life in Estonia.
In Nizhny Novgorod, battery collection boxes can be counted on the fingers of one hand. Today, thanks to the initiative shown by HSE students, there are four more boxes.
A lecture by the Microsoft Developer Tour team took place at HSE Nizhny Novgorod. Dmitry Soshnikov, Tatyana Smetanina, Maria Berzin and Evgeny Shkliar told the students how to develop different applications easily and how to use cloud technologies.
The Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation has conducted an All-Russian student contest on the financial markets called Fincontest. Olga Golyakova, a student in the HSE Faculty of Management in Nizhny Novgorod (programme in Management, Global Business track), made it to the finals in the contest.
Economics and linguistics students from Italy and Belgium have successfully completed HSE Nizhny Novgorod’s Summer School on the ‘Financial Environment and Financial Policy of Firms in Russia.’ Certificates were awarded to Tuscia University (Viterbo, Italy) students Sarah Manzi, Martha Faraoni, and Andrea Santakvilani, as well as University of Antwerp student Manu Reynaert.