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‘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.

‘HSE University Teaches not Only Academic Disciplines; It Also Shapes Minds’

‘HSE University Teaches not Only Academic Disciplines; It Also Shapes Minds’
Yury Achkasov decided to study economics because he loved mathematics in school and wanted to apply that discipline to the fullest extent possible. In this interview with Age-Mates, he spoke about his inspiring work at the Central Bank, the animal spirits of market traders, and what would convince him to stop going to the office altogether.

‘When You Spend Five Years Studying Two or Three Difficult Languages, You Gain a Real Superpower’

‘When You Spend Five Years Studying Two or Three Difficult Languages, You Gain a Real Superpower’
Four years ago, orientalist and Vietnamese philology expert Yulia Minina began teaching at HSE University’s newly-opened Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies. In this interview with Age-Mates, she spoke about an expedition to describe the language of the Gelao people that she joined as a second-year student, how Oriental studies determine a person’s perceptions, and why she is grateful to her new academic home.

‘HSE University Students Have a Keen Eye. Wherever They Go, They See the Gist of Things’

‘HSE University Students Have a Keen Eye. Wherever They Go, They See the Gist of Things’
HSE graduate Anastasia Lashkova is, quite literally, the same age as her university: she was born on the day the resolution establishing HSE was signed. In this interview with the HSE Age-Mates project, Ms Lashkova spoke about her work at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to science and life, and why, in her opinion, there is no such thing as useless knowledge.

‘I Dream that Universities Will Have Accredited Programmes in Disability Research’

‘I Dream that Universities Will Have Accredited Programmes in Disability Research’
Art historian and cultural scientist Alexander Salenkov graduated from the HSE University School of Cultural Studies with a Master’s in Visual Culture in 2018. In September, he will be returning to the school as a lecturer. Alexander spoke to the HSE University’s Age-Mates project about inclusion and the importance of making sure that people with disabilities are heard.
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