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The prize is awarded to HSE University graduates who have achieved success in their professional life and socially significant projects.

Who can be nominated?

Graduates of bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as postgraduate (nomination "Man of Science"), MBA, professional retraining programmes of all HSE University campuses of any year of graduation with notable achievements in 2020-2023 can be proposed for the award.

International HSE University alumni are invited to participate in the nomination "For Special Achievements in Career and Public Life among Foreign Alumni of HSE University". Award winners from previous years may not be nominated.

Selection stages

  • November 1 — November 30

    Call for applications

  • December 1 — December 8

    Voting of the expert jury 

  • December 15, 2023 — February 4, 2024

    HSE online voting

  • February 16, 2024

    Awards ceremony

Who can nominate a candidate?

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 available.


Person of Science

Active research activity and contribution to popularisation of science. Only graduates of the postgraduate programme of HSE University can be nominated

Private Business

For successful implementation and development of their own entrepreneurial ideas

Corporate Business

For high competitive advantage in the labour market and professional success in corporations and large companies

Public Service

For creation and implementation of initiatives and projects to improve social, economic, and cultural life

Person of Culture and Arts | Media

For excellence in creative industries

Digital Leadership (IT)

High competitive advantage on the labour market and professional success in IT

Best Mentor

This award is given to mentors involved in the larger HSE Alumni mentoring programme for active participation in their mentees’ professional development

The Connecting Link

Commitment to HSE University community and contribution to building the HSE Alumni network of contacts with their alma mater alumni

Iron Man

For promoting sports by example

Breakthrough of the Year

Graduates who within three years after graduation: opened a successful business/implemented a major project with a large audience/occupied an executive position in a large company


The nomination implies different forms of participation: establishment of an NGO; active participation in public activities involving colleagues; active implementation of corporate social responsibility projects; significant contribution to the development of society

Humanitarian Aid and Personal Social Responsibility

The nomination includes practices of personal altruism aimed at helping victims of natural and anthropogenic disasters, emergencies and warfare

International Leadership

Personal contribution to the development of HSE University as a point of entry of the country into international expert and professional networks of friendly countries, professional achievements in organisations representing Russian Federation and HSE University in international arena

For Special Achievements in Career and Public Life Among Foreign Alumni of HSE University

The award is conferred on HSE international alumni with outstanding achievements in university engagement, public service, IT, public life, corporate and private business, and sports

Nominate now

Our Team

Olga Gaevskaya

Head of the Office for Alumni Relations and Career Development

Anna D. Uvarova

Head of HSE ALUMNI Project

Elizaveta Shevchenko

Manager of HSE ALUMNI Community