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‘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.

‘The Brand Manager Brings All the Functions of a Company Together So That a New Product Is Born’

‘The Brand Manager Brings All the Functions of a Company Together So That a New Product Is Born’
The Abrau-Durso group of companies is a leader in the Russian winemaking market. Tatiana Babina, a graduate of the continuing professional development (CPD) programme at HSE University, is working to maintain and strengthen that position. In this interview with Success Builder, she explains why she chose HSE University, why an accomplished specialist needs to continue her studies, and whose opinion in the company reigns on the subject of winetasting.

‘Research Skills Are for a Lifetime’

‘Research Skills Are for a Lifetime’
Having graduated from the bachelor’s and master’s programmes and enrolled in the HSE University PhD programme, Mikhail Zhemkov successfully combines practical tasks with research. As a department head in the Central Bank’s Monetary Department, he actively conducts research while making decisions that diretly affect the country’s economy. In this interview with Success Builder, Mr. Zhemkov explains how conversing with his fellow HSE University students helped his studies, what exactly macroeconomists study, and why the Central Bank has time for everything.

‘I Believe that an HSE University Graduate Can Do Anything’

‘I Believe that an HSE University Graduate Can Do Anything’
In IT, you can never stop, even to validate your new skills with new certificates and degrees. This is the path taken by Konstantin Zamkov, who holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the HSE Business Informatics programme and now works as director of project management at VTB. In this interview with SB, he explains how to manage IT projects, why IT specialists need knowledge of finance and what VTB is doing to develop unique software.

‘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.

‘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.

‘It Was Love at First Sight with HSE University’

‘It Was Love at First Sight with HSE University’
Ekaterina Mikhailova graduated from HSE University’s Political Science programme in 2019 and is convinced that the knowledge she gained is relevant to the challenges of modern business. She currently holds the position of Head of Strategic Development at Changellenge. In this interview, she spoke about what political scientists do at HSE University, how HR professionals respond when they have doubts about an applicant, and what soft skills are needed to successfully pass an interview.

‘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.

‘A Data Scientist Can Never Stand Still’

‘A Data Scientist Can Never Stand Still’
For Okko platform users, the decision of what to watch is based on an ideal set of recommendations and an accurate search. The well-coordinated work of that search function is led by HSE graduate and Senior Data Scientist Shukhrat Khalilbekov. In this interview with Success Builder, he explains how he chose a master’s programme, studied and worked up to 16 hours a day, and what a senior data scientist in a major company actually does.

‘Our Experience Shows That Motivation and Patience Can Achieve the Impossible’

‘Our Experience Shows That Motivation and Patience Can Achieve the Impossible’
Psychologists Sergey Andreev and Egor Surdeykin are both graduates of HSE University. Together with other graduates of the university, they created a project to provide supplementary education for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The programme for middle- and high-school students covers such subjects as computer science, programming, and mathematics.