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Illustration for news: ‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’

‘My Advice Is to Buy Mandarins, Bake Ginger Biscuits, and Watch New Year’s Films!’

Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia. Below, we offer the third and final part of their interviews.

Illustration for news: ‘I Will Use the Holidays to Reflect on my Plans, Recharge, and Refresh Myself’

‘I Will Use the Holidays to Reflect on my Plans, Recharge, and Refresh Myself’

Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia. Below, we publish the second part of their interviews.

Illustration for news: ‘Winter in Russia is a Season of Romance and Cold, Solemnity and Vitality’

‘Winter in Russia is a Season of Romance and Cold, Solemnity and Vitality’

Over 450 international students from all over the globe currently study at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Some of them have recorded video greetings, talked about celebrations in their home countries, and shared their ideas on how to spend the winter holidays in Russia.

Illustration for news: ‘The African Students Association Believes in Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Atmosphere’

‘The African Students Association Believes in Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Atmosphere’

Russia is becoming an increasingly popular study destination for African students, and HSE University is actively seeking to attract more students from African countries. Bakary S. Sonko, from Gambia, is a master’s student at the Graduate School of Business and an active member of the volunteering community both at HSE University and beyond. In this interview, Bakary recounts his achievements as a volunteer and talks about how African students at HSE have built a supportive and welcoming community for each other.

Illustration for news: ‘I Am an Insider Who Can Help New Students in an Unfamiliar Country’

‘I Am an Insider Who Can Help New Students in an Unfamiliar Country’

HSE University boasts a variety of student clubs and societies: sports clubs, charity organisations, cultural clubs, and many more. Azzahra Afidah Faizah, one of the founders of the HSE Indonesian Club, talks about its activities, objectives, and plans.

Illustration for news: Contest to Predict 2023 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics

Contest to Predict 2023 Nobel Prize Winners in Economics

The Faculty of Economic Sciences announces its annual contest to predict the winners of the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel in 2023. Participants can name up to three candidates.

Illustration for news: ‘You Meet Incredible People Who Are Always Ready to Help’

‘You Meet Incredible People Who Are Always Ready to Help’

The summer break is an opportunity for hard-working HSE University students to relax, recuperate, explore the city and travel. Two such students, Daniel Suarez from Colombia and Oluwafunto Abimbola from Nigeria, share their experiences of the positives (and pitfalls) of summer in the city and life at HSE dormitories.

Illustration for news: ‘Thinking Up Auctions Is Extremely Interesting’

‘Thinking Up Auctions Is Extremely Interesting’

Oleg Baranov is a graduate of Moscow State University, the New Economic School, and the University of Maryland. He also lectured and ran a popular course on market design at the University of Colorado. He recently passed review for a tenured position at HSE University, and served as the Head of the International Recruiting Committee at the Faculty of Economic Sciences in the 2022–2023 academic year. He will also begin teaching the course ‘Microeconomics 2’ on the HSE and NES Joint Programme in Economics in September 2023. In his interview, Oleg talks about auctions, studying for a PhD, and international recruiting.

Illustration for news: ‘We Live in a World with Imperfect Information. Network Theory Can Help’

‘We Live in a World with Imperfect Information. Network Theory Can Help’

Mariya Teteryatnikova, Associate Professor at the Department of Theoretical Economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences (FES), talks about building an academic career in economics, European students and teaching in Vienna, the role of network theory in different contexts, international recruiting and more.

Illustration for news: ‘I Don't Even Know What I Like More: Running or Working’

‘I Don't Even Know What I Like More: Running or Working’

Sergey Stepanov is an Associate Professor at ICEF and the School of Finance. He is also the Academic Supervisor of the HSE/NES Programme in Economics, a joint programme that teaches students fundamental knowledge of economics, modern methods of economic analysis, and mathematical methods for solving economic tasks. Sergey spoke to Olga Krylova about the joint programme, his research work with colleagues and students, and his second big passion—running.