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‘Play Is an Essential Part of Life’

‘Play Is an Essential Part of Life’
Katya Melnikhova, a graduate of the HSE master’s programme in Psychology, is convinced that it is necessary to create an educational environment for children in which everyone can succeed. She and her husband head the Kavardak art residence programme that is based on the principle of democratic education. What does this mean? How does a background in psychology translate to coaching? How to raise a person to be happy? In an interview with Success Builder, Ms Melnikhova spoke about this and more.

Information on Work, Work Permits and Residence Permits for International Students and Alumni

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The HSE University Office for Legal Affairs has prepared some helpful information and guidance on these procedures

‘I Wish There Were No Gap between the Academic World and Industry’

‘I Wish There Were No Gap between the Academic World and Industry’
Alexey Masyutin is Russia’s first research doctorate in computer science, having earned his PhD in Computer Science from HSE University in 2018. He currently heads the HSE AI Centre and oversees the joint master’s programme between HSE University and Sber. In this interview with Age-Mates, he described when HSE University first came into his life and how it is helping him to make his dreams come true.

‘Very Little Money Can Solve Very Big Problems’

Mariam Margaryan
Mariam Margaryan, a graduate of the HSE University Economics and Statistics programme, HSE University lecturer, and the Fundraising Director of the Friends Foundation, says that she got into philanthropy by accident. As a student of the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, she planned to forge a career in a large consulting company. She spoke of her path to NGOs, her favourite social projects and her work at the University in an interview with the HSE University Project-Based Learning Laboratory of Economic Journalism.

'I Love Taking Risks and Am not Afraid of Change'

'I Love Taking Risks and Am not Afraid of Change'
Georgy Pashchenko, a graduate of the HSE School of Finance, was not afraid to leave his career in a large company and move to the EdTech startup Kodland that HSE ICEF graduates had founded. In 2022, Kodland raised $9 million in investment from a group of funds, including Baring Vostok, as reported by Forbes. In this interview with Success Builder, Mr Pashchenko shared how his HSE studies helped him solve real-world challenges at work and why EdTech is an extremely promising field.

'People Will Never Find a Substitute for Personal Communication'

'People Will Never Find a Substitute for Personal Communication'
Moscow hosts 75% of the country’s exhibitions and ICEF graduate and Exponic company head Ivan Nikolsky is certain that if not for the pandemic, the profits from this sector would attract a growing number of entrepreneurs. In this interview with Success Builder, he explained what a family business is, the challenges that small businesses in Russia face and how to boldly leverage networking connections with government ministers for maximum benefit.