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‘The Discrepancy between What Is Expected, What Is Communicated, and What Actually Happens Gives Rise to an Exploratory Search’

‘The Discrepancy between What Is Expected, What Is Communicated, and What Actually Happens Gives Rise to an Exploratory Search’
Maxim Bogachev first heard about HSE University during a 9th-grade class on economics, but ultimately decided to study at the Faculty of Applied Political Science. In this interview with Age-mates, he explained what a civil religion is, why Trump’s victory came as a surprise to U.S. sociologists, and what he’ll do over the winter holiday.

‘In Ethiopia One Night, a Lion came Near My Tent’

‘In Ethiopia One Night, a Lion came Near My Tent’
HSE University Faculty of Mathematics graduate Sonya Pashchevskaya did not become a mathematician but went instead into the natural sciences. However, her university background comes in very handy when studying the bonobo great apes. In this interview with Age-mates, she talks about the advantages of tent life, the application of graph theory to primatology, and a female ape named Olga.

‘Knowledge Must be Applicable in Practice and Useful from Day One at Work’

Anatoly Potashov
Anatoly Potashov graduated from HSE ICEF in 2014. Today, he is a guest lecturer at HSE University and the author of the ‘Project and Venture Financing’ and ‘Alternative Investments’ courses. In his interview, Anatoly speaks about how Harvard Business School's online course inspired him to record an online course for HSE's Master of Finance programme and about working on funding for multi-billion-dollar projects.

‘Working at HSE University, I Am Involved in the Creation of Hundreds of Objects’

‘Working at HSE University, I Am Involved in the Creation of Hundreds of Objects’
Maria Stepanova’s work at the HSE University Art and Design School allows her to be part of a creative community and help students find their way in the industrial and product design industry. In her interview with HSE University’s Age-Mates, Maria talks about the cult Japanese studio Nendo, original carpets in the shape of a twelve-legged leopard, and her dream of opening student workshops at the Art and Design School.

‘The Faculty of Mathematics Taught Us to Be Extremely Transparent and Honest’

‘The Faculty of Mathematics Taught Us to Be Extremely Transparent and Honest’
Elena Kulakova studied mathematics and computational linguistics, worked in a bank, and now teaches algebra and geometry in the Letovo school for giften children. In this interview with Age-Mates, she spoke about her thesis on knot theory, bombshell discriminants, and why authority and money are powerless in mathematics.

‘Let's See the Career Start of Those Who Will Become Stars of the Russian Art World’

Maria Popova, ‘Absence of Presence’ series
On September 9th, the Zaryadye Park Media Center and Underground Museum opened an exhibition of graduates from Moscow art universities ‘GRADUATION'22’. Graduates of HSE Art and Design School are taking part in the event. The grand opening of the exhibition was timed to coincide with the park’s first anniversary.