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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: Nomination of Candidates for HSE Alumni Awards 2018 Is Open

Nomination of Candidates for HSE Alumni Awards 2018 Is Open

HSE Alumni Awards are given annually to outstanding HSE graduates in several categories. This year, HSE will recognize both graduates who have achieved professional success in business and civil service, and those who have contributed to the popularization of sports, media industry or development of charitable and socially important projects.

Illustration for news: 'If No More Problems Exist at Your Job, You Can Just Retire'

'If No More Problems Exist at Your Job, You Can Just Retire'

As Russia’s digital economy gains momentum, participants of the sporadic market of digital services need to pave a path for success using their experience, professional instincts, and basic knowledge. In the latest edition of Success Builder, CreativePeople Director Sergei Prokofiev discusses what it’s like to build a business alongside other HSE alumni, how to protect designers and monetise creativity, and what one should learn in order to find a job in the digital sphere.

Illustration for news: HSE MBA Graduate Appointed Acting Governor of Lipetsk Region

HSE MBA Graduate Appointed Acting Governor of Lipetsk Region

Igor Artamonov, a graduate of the MBA Finance programme, which was developed by HSE for Sberbank, has been appointed Acting Governor of the Lipetsk Region.

Illustration for news: HSE Hosts Joint Graduation Party for HSE/FIFA/CIES Programmes Taught at Two Campuses

HSE Hosts Joint Graduation Party for HSE/FIFA/CIES Programmes Taught at Two Campuses

43 students from two HSE campuses received a professional retraining certificate from the HSE Executive Programme in Sports Management together with a CIES/FIFA diploma this year. The students had the opportunity to attend lectures both in Moscow and St. Petersburg, where they were broadcast live. The final, sixth, module of the programme was taught in Pushkino near St. Petersburg. The graduates prepared their degree projects together.

Illustration for news: It’s Only the Beginning for the ICEF Graduates of 2018

It’s Only the Beginning for the ICEF Graduates of 2018

On September 13, 230 graduates of ICEF-UoL Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes received their diplomas. The history of HSE's collaboration with the London School of Economics of the University of London spans more than 20 years and demonstrates the integral role that international cooperation between universities plays in academic, research, and cultural development. The graduates of 2018 are sure to continue this tradition.

Higher School of Economics Produces the First eSports Managers

HSE degrees in professional retraining in Management and certificates from the Federation of Computer Sports were presented to the first graduates of the programme ‘eSports Management’ at an official ceremony. In addition, some of the graduates also receive the status of a referee.

Illustration for news: 'Now Any Humanities Specialist Is Somewhat of a Designer'

'Now Any Humanities Specialist Is Somewhat of a Designer'

The world is digitising. This is not a simple process for the media, as ‘ordinary’ reality and digital reality are two different worlds, themselves separate from a magazine. Trifon Bebutov, Esquire Russia’s Digital Editorial Director and a graduate of HSE’s continuing education programme in graphic design, met with Success Builder to talk about what responsibilities his job entails, what exactly ‘paper aesthetics’ means, and how bad packaging can kill amazing content.

Illustration for news: The Most Important Thing at HSE’s Faculty of Mathematics is the People

The Most Important Thing at HSE’s Faculty of Mathematics is the People

Graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics at HSE, Andrey Ionov and Lera Starichkova, who have since enrolled in educational programmes at leading international universities, spoke about their love for mathematics, the level of the Bachelor programme at HSE, and admission to foreign PhD programmes.

Illustration for news: 'I Actively Use My HSE Lecture Notes at Work'

'I Actively Use My HSE Lecture Notes at Work'

This spring we found out that it takes 56,000 LEGO bricks to build an eight-meter-high model of the Titanic and that after more than half a decade, people still aren’t sick of putting together simple pieces of plastic. Sergey Kozlov, a graduate of ICEF and currently LEGO’s operations director in Seoul, told Success Builder why he likes moving, why the Christiansens’ family business doesn’t fire people, and whether or not he gets to play with LEGO bricks at his desk.

Illustration for news: The Unconventional Developer: How to Travel the World Coding Mobile Apps

The Unconventional Developer: How to Travel the World Coding Mobile Apps

Last year, Vadim Drobinin graduated from the bachelor programme ‘Software Engineering’. Now, he works in London for an ambitious startup which promises to revolutionise the common internet search. Not the stereotype of the introverted programmer who writes code all night long, Vadim travels frequently, writes a recipe blog, teaches, and gives presentations at conferences all around the world.