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HSE Alumni

Since 1995, more than 51,000 people have graduated from HSE. Equipped with a diploma from HSE, our graduates go on to work in a variety of different fields and industries. Many of our graduates begin their careers with Russian and international companies in the private sector. Others work for educational and research institutions, governmental bodies, and non-profit organizations.

HSE’s Alumni Association helps graduates to stay connected. Alumni participate in the university’s seminars and conferences and have free access to HSE’s library. In addition, they often hold their own events in conjunction with the university and offer current HSE students internships at their companies. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes the achievements of especially successful graduates at the HSE Alumni Awards ceremony.

Students for a short time
Alumni for a lifetime


Illustration for news: 'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'

'My Goal Is not to Make Money, but to Change the World and Make People More Self-reliant'

The new workout culture has brought new popularity to the lonely pull-up bars that stand in residential neighborhoods across the country. Now thousands of people have discovered that they can get into shape easily, at no cost, and by working out as little as 10 minutes per day. WorkOut City Streets Fitness founder Anton Kuchumov explained how he turned street workouts into a social project, how he is getting Russia’s nuclear power plant employees in shape, and why he is no fan of fitness clubs.

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'You Need to Be Able to Quickly Maneuver between and Take on Different Projects'

Makar Stetsenko, an alumnus of the ‘Applied Mathematics and Information Science’ programme (2017), now works at Silicon Valley Insight developing digital products. In a special interview for HSE, he discussed T-shaped people, what it is like to work remotely in the tech sector and the benefits of participating in conferences and workshops.

Illustration for news: ‘Don’t Be Afraid to Dream and Set New Goals for Yourself’

‘Don’t Be Afraid to Dream and Set New Goals for Yourself’

Every year HSE graduates get accepted to postgraduate schools at the world’s leading universities. Vladislav Semerikov is just now completing his fourth year in the Bachelor’s Programme ‘Economics’, and he has already been accepted to a PhD programme at Pennsylvania State University.

How Computational Linguists Go on to Study Drama and Develop Computer Games

Students in the HSE Master’s Programme in Computational Linguistics get the opportunity to put their knowledge and skills into practice in both business and research. HSE News Service spoke with two alumnae about how it works—one now conducts research at Oxford on Russian drama, and the other works in computer game development.

Illustration for news: 'Board Games Are Experiencing a Renaissance in Russia and the World Right Now'

'Board Games Are Experiencing a Renaissance in Russia and the World Right Now'

In the pursuit of digital projects, interesting business niches sometimes go unfilled. Higher School of Economics graduate Mikhail Pakhomov, founder and CEO of Cosmodrome Games, turned an analog project into a profitable venture. He told Success Builder how board games are created, how to turn a hobby into a source of income, and how to buck the trend towards all things digital.

Illustration for news: 'The CEO Is the Company’s Unhappiest Person'

'The CEO Is the Company’s Unhappiest Person'

When a new direction is being formed in the market, it’s possible to recognize the hype, create the rules yourself, and get rich on your own creativity. In the latest edition of Success Builder, the director of media product development at Russian social networking site VKontakte, Arseniy Ashomko, discusses what the advertising industry looks like from the inside, how the law is useful in any field, and what makes the company VKontakte special besides the juice bar and gym.

Illustration for news: 'If You Don’t Really Like People and Think Everyone’s an Idiot – PR Isn’t the Place for You'

'If You Don’t Really Like People and Think Everyone’s an Idiot – PR Isn’t the Place for You'

Last year, HSE launched its new joint course with Mail.ru called Communications in IT, where the head of RBC Group’s press centre, Egor Timofeev, was an invited speaker. In the latest edition of Success Builder, Egor talks about how the roles of a journalist and a PR specialist differ, why media is hard work, how to fight fake news, and how to be part of a brand on social media.

Outstanding Alumni Establish a New Award for Students Involved in Research

HSE graduates have launched a programme that will annually award winners of the Student Research Paper Competition in those subject areas in which the university is an international leader.

‘HSE Students Are Able to Look for Alternative Options and Work on a Tight Schedule’

HSE students participated in Creation Lab, an annual international business hackathon, which is organized as part of the World Business Dialogue in Cologne. The forum’s partner educational, power and retail businesses will implement the best of the suggested solutions in their operations.

Illustration for news: 'Work Is Also a Form of Education. Even with a Cool MBA, You Still End up Learning'

'Work Is Also a Form of Education. Even with a Cool MBA, You Still End up Learning'

Ekaterina Kolchina, a graduate of ICEF and London Business School, is currently the deputy CEO of Papa John’s Russia. An education in economics certainly came in handy for this. In the latest edition of Success Builder, Ekaterina talks about the human side of consulting, stereotypes about the restaurant business, and taste-related aspects of working at a pizzeria.