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.
A group of HSE students have returned from their trip to China. They spent two weeks at the Summer School organised by the Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing. They shared their impressions with HSE News Service.
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.
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.