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HSE Graduate Wins World Championship in Creating Financial and Mathematical Models

Polina Polunina, a 2012 graduate of HSE’s undergraduate programme in Mathematics, took second place at the Summer Alphathon — a global competition in which students and recent graduates from leading universities create financial and mathematical models. The competition was held with the support of WorldQuant, an investment company.

Sports Management Graduate Will Create Next Generation Sports Center

The second cycle in the joint FIFA/HSE professional training programme in Sports Management is open for enrollment through October 5. The training is conducted in Russian and involves creating real projects in the sports industry. Denis Nikiforov, a first cycle graduate, talks about what they offer.

'I Teach People How to Become the Best Versions of Themselves They Can Be'

'I Teach People How to Become the Best Versions of Themselves They Can Be'
What is the connection between the cockroaches in our homes and the ones in our head? According to the work of HSE alumna Alisa Simonenko, the founder of the Reforma project, the connection is direct. Simonenko first created a pest extermination company before realising how she could help people find the source of their personal happiness. Alisa tells Success Builder how she uses science to give people peace of mind, why her project Reforma is not like the company Secta, and how to eat whatever you want without gaining weight. HSE Day, which is one of the university’s biggest events that took place on September 9 this year, featured the Reforma Higher School of Fitness.

The Institute that Helps Russia and Britain to Understand Each Other

The Institute that Helps Russia and Britain to Understand Each Other
On 15th September theInternational College of Economics and Finance ICEF held its Graduation ceremony at the British Ambassador’s residence in Moscow for the 15th year in a row. At the ceremony, students were awarded their diplomas for the Double Degree programmes run jointly by ICEF and the London School of Economics.  

A Good Education is the Best Investment for the Future

Kirill Pogorelskiy, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Warwick University, UK, starting August 2015. Completed his Master's in Applied Mathematics and Information Technology, specialising in Mathematical Modelling in 2009 and began a PhD in Social Sciences at Caltech, USA, which he finished this year. In an interview Kirill talked about teaching at HSE, his academic interests and doing a PhD at a top American university.

'I Use Questions and Answers to Introduce People to one Another'

'I Use Questions and Answers to Introduce People to one Another'
It is sometimes necessary to take the less obvious route in order to succeed. HSE alumna Tonia Samsonova, the founder of the media startup The Question claims to have found a way to win over people’s attention. Samsonova tells Success Builder how to turn the practice of meeting people into a business, as well as how to avoid the word ‘advertising’ and how readers can avoid editors.

‘I Have Really Happy Memories of Studying at ICEF’

Mikhail Savkin an ICEF alumnus is Global Strategy & Development Director at Schneider Electric in France. He talked to the HSE website about his education and his career.

The World’s Population is Getting Older, which is Awfully Interesting

The World’s Population is Getting Older, which is Awfully Interesting
Psychologist and HSE graduate Daria Belostotskaya carries out research in gerontology — the science of ageing. She examines what orphans and the elderly have in common, why children and older people should talk to each other, and how art can help see the beauty of the old age. Daria spoke about her work in an interview with the HSE News Service.

Get the Maximum out of Studying at HSE

Vladimir Gromov graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from the Faculty of Business Informatics. Completed his Masters on the Double Diploma programme at HSE and TU/e — Eindhoven Technical University.Currently lives in the Netherlands and works as a software engineer with UL Transaction Security.

‘ICEF Gave Me an Excellent Theoretical Grounding’

ICEF 2006 alumnus Yuri Kiselev is now head of debt capital markets in Russia and the CIS at Société Générale. In an interview for the ICEF website Yuri talked about his career and education in Russia and abroad.