Erasmus University Rotterdam & HSE Celebrate 25 Years of Educational Cooperation in Economics
Students, faculty, and alumni of HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of educational cooperation between the two universities. Attendees reminisced about the past, discussed the future, and explored career opportuntiies at a roundtable, 'Building a Career with EUR'. The newly renovated Pokrovka complex in Moscow was one of many surprises for the participants, which included representatives of Nuffic Neso Russia and Erasmus University alumni.
Dean Sergey Pekarski, who is an alumnus of both HSE and Erasmus (where he received his PhD), opened the meeting. Welcoming remarks were delivered by Lev Jacobson, Vice-President HSE University; Dominique Kuhling, Deputy Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; and Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov, HSE University. Professors who were directly involved in the early years of the programme, Wouter Siddre, former dean of the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Lev Lubimov, vice-rector of HSE University, talked about the early years of the partnership. Dean Pekarsky discussed the future of the Faculty of Economic Sciences and HSE University, while vice-rector Yudkevich discussed current research being conducted in Russian universities. Vladimir Karamychev, an HSE Univerisity alumnus who earned his PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam and is currenlty an associate professor at Erasmus Univeristy Rotterdam, talked about the future of academic research in the Netherlands in relation to Erasmus University Rotterdam and Tinbergen. Grigory Kantorovich of HSE University spoke about the career paths alumni of past joint HSE - EUR programmes have taken.
During the roundtable, which was moderated by Dean Sergey Pekarski, graduates of HSE University and EUR described their professioinal development and careers, as well as the role of EUR in their life. The roundtable participants were:
- Vladimir Karamychev, Associate Professor of Economics at the Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Oleg Pertsovskiy, Operations Director, Energy Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation
- Alan Byazrov, Head of Credit Risk Modelling, Retail Risk Unit, Alfa Bank
- Daria Chelnokova, Deputy Director of Strategy Department, Rosneft Oil Company
- Anna Ustinova, Royal Friesland Campina, Human Resources Director
- Ludmila Zasimova, Assistant Professor, Deputy Dean for International Affairs, Deputy Department Head, Department of Applied Economics, Faculty of Economic Sciences
- Martijn Ophof, Heineken Rus
- Jacqueline Haarsma, Erasmus University Rotterdam
- Maria Detkina, Director, Tax & Law, Moscow office of EY, focusing on private client’s services
- Aleksandra Stuip, Online Marketing Advisor, Erasmus School of Economics
MSc Program in Economics 2002. PhD in Economics, Erasmus School of Economics 2014
This celebration of the long-standing relationship between HSE and Erasmus University of Rotterdam is an exciting event. I was lucky enough to graduate from both: many years ago from the former, and not so many years ago from the latter. Some time ago I received an excellent opportunity first to become a research master's student at Tinbergen Institute, and then to continue my studies as a PhD student in the Department of Economics at Erasmus University. Those years I spent in Rotterdam and the Netherlands played, I would say, a central role in shaping my professional life and the way I see the world now. It was luck and a privilege to be a part of the Department of Economics, and it was a pleasure to spend those years there.
As I grew older, I realized that these excellent opportunities are very rare. And that they do not come from nowhere. These rare opportunities are a result of the daily contributions of many people doing their job exceptionally well. That’s why I would like to thank all my professors, all the staff members, my former colleagues, and my fellow students for providing this highly professional, motivating, and friendly atmosphere I enjoyed when I was a part of the Department of Economics at Erasmus University. I hope that both schools will keep climbing higher and higher towards the very top of the profession.