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HSE Awards for outstanding alumni and alumni community leaders

The Alumni Awards recognize alumni
who have demonstrated success in professional and other socially significant spheres of activity.

They also recognize proactive members of the University community for success in professional and other socially significant areas of activity.

Who can be nominated?


Any graduate of any HSE campus or HSE affiliate can be nominated.

In addition to alumni, HSE faculty members, staff, and students are eligible to be nominated for the special ‘Community Builder’ nomination

Award winners from previous years may not be nominated. A full list of previous awardees can be found here.


HSE Alumni Awards stages

Applications accepted: March 3 – March 16

Online voting: March 25 – April 26

Shortlists: April 28

Jury voting: April 29 – May 17

Awards ceremony: May 30

Who can nominate candidates?

The following HSE community members have the right to nominate candidates for the HSE Alumni Awards:

Structural divisions of HSE University and its campuses;

Faculty and staff of HSE University and its campuses;

Students and alumni of HSE University and its campuses.

Self-nomination is not permitted.





awarded to founders and owners of private businesses


awarded for achievements at corporations and major companies


awarded for contribution to the development of society and the world in the public or nonprofit sector


awarded for major contributions to the development of charitable and socially important projects

Arts and

awarded for achievements in creative industries


awarded for contribution to the development of culture and media infrastructure


awarded for personal contribution to the development of HSE University as the country's representative in international research, expert, and professional networks

Valued Expert

awarded for expert credibility in a particular field


awarded for the popularization of sports through personal example

Community Builder

awarded for commitment to HSE community; this category is also available to university staff and students

Alumni Awards Winners

Our Team

Ksenia Mardanova

Head, Office for Alumni Relations and Career Development

Nelly Pavlova

Head, Alumni Relations Unit

Alexander Samokhin

Producer, Alumni Relations Unit

Alexandra Voronina

Project Head, Career Development Unit

Daria Azarchenko

Manager, Alumni Relations Unit