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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


‘All My Life I’ve Been Choosing between Tech and Design’

The Disney Channel’s youngest designer, Anastasia Zaitseva, is an IT Specialist by training. Why would a designer need a degree in engineering? What do you need an interdisciplinary education for? And how do you choose a major? The HSE alumna, who holds a bachelor’s from the Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE) and a master’s from the School of Art and Design, knows the answers to these questions.

Illustration for news: 'Your Environment Changes Your Perception of the Opportunities You Have'

'Your Environment Changes Your Perception of the Opportunities You Have'

Education is an ever-changing field. Which changes await it in the coming years? Why try to increase ‘awareness’? How does geometry help school-age minds? Polina Maltseva—who helped launch the Letovo International School project and is now creating a city from scratch for the Ascon Group—spoke about this and many other questions.

Illustration for news: HSE University Alumna Develops Technology to Repair Karst Sinkholes

HSE University Alumna Develops Technology to Repair Karst Sinkholes

This year, the first cohort of the international master’s programme ‘Prototyping Future Cities’ earned their degrees. Among those graduating with honors was architect Anna Budnikova, who invented a unique technology to reinforce karst sinkholes with fungal spores.

Illustration for news: 'My Job Is a Daily Example of International Relations in Miniature'

'My Job Is a Daily Example of International Relations in Miniature'

Understanding the finer points of international relations can be a valuable skill not only in service to the state, but also in business, where people of different cultures interact. In this issue of Success Builder, HSE graduate Konstantin Kaminsky, Deputy Director of Astons (London) explains how his activities as a student helped him enroll in business school, how to look for a job in London, and how to communicate on a daily basis with millionaires of all nationalities.

Illustration for news: First Cohort Graduates from the Joint Master’s Programme of HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science and Sberbank

First Cohort Graduates from the Joint Master’s Programme of HSE’s Faculty of Computer Science and Sberbank

The master’s programme 'Financial Technologies and Data Analysis' combines information technology, mathematics, and economics. The programme puts particular emphasis on hands-on experience: as early as the first year, half of the programme’s first-year master's students receive full-time employment in data science departments of financial companies.

Illustration for news: 'I’ve Always Wanted to Be of Benefit to People and not Just Sell Them Something'

'I’ve Always Wanted to Be of Benefit to People and not Just Sell Them Something'

As businesspeople say: ‘If you’re doing what you really love, your business will succeed.’ This idea has guided SUP-club.ru founder and director Maria Smirnova. In an interview for Success Builder, she explained how people over 30 can overcome the fear of making life changes, how to make a customer happy in five minutes, where to go surfing in Moscow, and why it’s no longer shameful to be a political scientist.

1st Place

is HSE University’s ranking in terms of salaries of graduates employed in the field of economics and finance. The ranking was prepared by Superjob.ru research centre based on a study of the average income of young professionals who graduated from 2013–2018.

Illustration for news: ‘Business Informatics Gives You Great Freedom in Your Career Choices’

‘Business Informatics Gives You Great Freedom in Your Career Choices’

Maria Fay earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Informatics from HSE University (2013). Today, she works at SAP and is in charge of innovation projects in Central and Eastern Europe. She recently earned her PhD from the University of Liechtenstein. Maria has talked with the HSE News Service about combining education, work, and research.

Illustration for news: ‘HSE Is You’

‘HSE Is You’

On July 4, HSE University graduates celebrated their graduation with Little Big, a vibrant punk rave band, - this was the University’s gift to the students. The concert drew students, graduates from previous years, and HSE University staff: over 5,000 people attended the event.

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#HSEfinished

How HSE Graduation Has Changed over the Years