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Students' Voices

‘Put in the Effort, and You Will Learn a Lot’

First-year student  from Ghana, of the master’s programme in Economics and Economic Policy at HSE University Roosevelt Ogah is in the top of the class. He studies on the research track ‘Microeconomics and Macroeconomics’ and demonstrates very high academic performance. In his interview, he shares his experience of studying abroad for the first time and some tips on how to achieve high results in studies. Read more

‘HSE Paved My Road to Harvard‘

Nargiz Mammadova, from Azerbaijan, is a 2022 graduate of the Economics: Research Programme and a finalist of the Global Essay Competition in St. Gallen. As she was preparing to start her Master of Public Administration in International Development programme at Harvard in August 2023, Nargiz reflected on her time studying at HSE University during the COVID-19 pandemic, talked about her work for the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, and shared an important message for future students. Read more 

'Intense Curriculum, Soft And Hard Skills Balance, Metrics To Acquire New Skills'

Strategic Corporate Finance '2018 alumni  Edoardo Alberti about his experience at HSE

‘This Internship is a Great Start to an Academic Career’

Angelina Yudina from Russia. enrolled in the Master’s in  Economics and Economic Policy. She has also worked as a research assistant at the International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis since May 2021.  Angelina speaks about her role and responsibilities as a research intern, the personal and professional skills she has developed. Read more

‘Moscow Is a Living, Breathing Storybook’

Sanwal Iftikhar, 23, from Punjab region, Pakistan, is in his first year of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences  about his experiences of studying in Russia, exploring Moscow, and adapting to life in a new country. Read more

Master Programs in Economics

Daria Matvienko, second year international student of the Economics: Research program (currently Economics and Economic Policy Research Track) and The Master in Quantitative Economics and Finance University of Luxembourg, hold online meeting with the faculty of economic sciences master programs applicants and undergraduate students. Read more

‘The Process was Challenging, yet Well-Organised’

Samuel Okai, 28, from Ghana, is a master's student of Strategic Corporate Finance in his final year at the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, majoring in assets pricing. In this interview, he shares his admissions experience and speaks about learning at HSE University, while offering some tips for those ready to succeed in their studies. Read more

18 Jul 2023 ‘My Prep Year Experience Has Been Phenomenal; I Would Repeat It All over Again if I Could’

Carlos Hernandez, Mexico and Daniel Freire, Ecuador, first year students of  Economics  and Economics and Data Science, about their PrepYear experience

Oghogho Joy Isibor accepted admission offer and scholarship to study Economics as an International Economics Olympiad Nigerian National Team member

Oghogho Joy Isibor came to HSE University after earning a scholarship from the Faculty of Economic Sciences for her performance in the International Economics Olympiad. She is one of several foreigners to apply via the same competition. Oghogho is currently studying on the HSE University Preparatory Year Programme before starting her Economics degree. Read on to find out about her experience of the Olympiad, adapting to life in Russia, and the challenges of learning Russian for her future studies. Read more

‘High Grades Open Up Many Opportunities for You Here’

Bai Xinyi, 24, comes from Ankang, a small city in China. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Economics and Economic Policy, with a focus on Behavioural Economics, in the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Below, she speaks about the application process, shares some details of her favourite courses, and reminisces about talking to friendly passers-by in the streets of Moscow. Read more

‘When I Got Out of the Airport and Felt the Cold, I Was Like, “Oh, Welcome to Moscow”’

Ndubuisi Johnbosco Ezenwa, 28, is a recent graduate of the Master’s in Strategic Corporate Finance at the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences. In 2023, he won first place in the Finance category of the Student Research Paper Competition (SRPS) for his paper ‘Impact of the Target Firm's ESG Rating on the Bid Premium Paid in M&A Transactions.’ Although he returned to Nigeria in July 2023, Ndubuisi still has plenty to share about his time at HSE University in Moscow. Read on to learn why he recommends HSE University to anyone looking to seek out new knowledge. Read more

Christine Nbemeneh, UT intern
Dasha Bakhareva


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