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Vaccines as a Profession: ICEF Graduate Talks about His Work at Sanofi Pasteur

Nikolay Kuzin
Nikolay Kuzin, a 2011 graduate of ICEF, is brand manager at Sanofi Pasteur (France), a company that has been manufacturing vaccines for many years and where he oversees the launch of new products in Eastern European markets. We spoke with Nikolay about how he combines the background in finance with the administrative responsibilities in his position, about the unique nature of French master’s programmes, about how long it really takes to develop a vaccine, and about why Europeans trust medical developments in their countries.

‘The Study Experience at HSE University Was Important to Me in Starting in a New Career’

‘The Study Experience at HSE University Was Important to Me in Starting in a New Career’
Russian corporations have started practicing mindfulness meditation to solve psychological tasks in their teams. The Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being journal has accepted for publication the paper ‘Short-Term Effects of an Online Mindfulness Meditation Intervention’ by Evgeny Osin, Associate Professor at the HSEFaculty of Social Sciences, and Irina Turilina, graduate of the master’s programme in Counselling Psychology. Personality Studies. Irina spoke to the HSE News Service about the research and her studies at HSE University.

‘A PR Person with Journalism Experience Knows His Client Better Than Anyone Else Does’

‘A PR Person with Journalism Experience Knows His Client Better Than Anyone Else Does’
It is the job of government relations (GR) professionals to build relationships with government officials. Internet technology companies need such experts, especially given technology’s growing role in business, society and everyday life. HSE University graduate Anton Shingarev works as Corporate Relations Director for Yandex. In this interview with Success Builder, he explains what GR specialists do, why political scientists make good journalists and how interacting with students helps experts stay young.

‘Successful Financial Analysts Must Have a Broad Outlook, a Certain Share of Cynicism, and Common Sense’

‘Successful Financial Analysts Must Have a Broad Outlook, a Certain Share of Cynicism, and Common Sense’
In autumn 2021, the HSE Banking Institute will launch a new online master’s programme, Master of Finance, on Coursera. The educational content is based on HSE’s Financial Analyst master’s programme. Sergey Trofimov, a graduate of the programme, spoke about its benefits and the competencies required of financial analysts.

‘It Is a Good Time to Try to Make the “Space Dream” Come True’

‘It Is a Good Time to Try to Make the “Space Dream” Come True’
How to bring together artificial intelligence, robotics and art? Will a robotic artist be commercially successful? Does the state need private space companies? What difficulties can entrepreneurs who decide to pursue Elon Musk’s path expect? Graduates of the HSE Department of Innovation Management have tried to answer these and other questions. At their theses defence, Davit Meliksetyan and Alexei Baskakov presented their studies on ‘Start-Up as a Thesis’ about creating one’s own business projects. The HSE News Service talked to the graduates about the topic of their theses, and their relevance and potential for the future.

‘Career Success Depends on How Invested You Are in What You Do’

‘Career Success Depends on How Invested You Are in What You Do’
At the age of 24, Valeria Matyukhina is the CEO of the SberTroika unified transport payment system for the capital and the regions. Forbes recognized her phenomenal career achievements in 2021 by naming her Best Manager in its 30 Under 30 rating. In this interview with Success Builder, she explained how to make economics and finance education more dynamic, why early career success does not depend on a company’s prestige and what it feels like to have the keys to Moscow’s underground world.