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‘Not an Ordinary Educational Programme, but a Whole Specialised Forum’

‘Not an Ordinary Educational Programme, but a Whole Specialised Forum’
Financial Technologies and Data Analysis (FinTech), a joint Master’s programme from HSE University’s Faculty of Computer Science and Sberbank, will have its fifth graduation this summer. The programme opened in 2017 and has become a major educational project for both the university and Sberbank. Students, partners, and teachers of FinTech explained what the programme is and why it is worth enrolling in.

First Graduates of Institute of Education Joint Programme Receive Diplomas

First Graduates of Institute of Education Joint Programme Receive Diplomas
In 2021, HSE University was involved in the launch of two joint master’s programmes. The first was implemented by Pskov State University and the HSE University Institute of Education. The second was a joint project between the Institute of Education and the ‘Investment to the Future’ charitable foundation created by Sberbank. The first graduation ceremonies for both programmes took place on July 4. The graduands were awarded their master’s diplomas by HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov, Pskov State University First Vice Rector Olga Serova, and Director of Projects at the Investment to the Future foundation Ekaterina Yadova.

‘Entering a University Is a Transition to a New Level of Awareness’

‘Entering a University Is a Transition to a New Level of Awareness’
Georgy Brutyan joined Otkritie Bank as a strategic analyst in 2018, when the bank was undergoing fundamental changes. He is now Managing Director for Strategy and Business Development and leads projects that strengthen the revitalised and restructured bank. In this interview with Success Builder, he explains how students obtain practical skills, why time management is a factor in career success, and why a manager needs an MBA.

‘Not Once since I Decided to Pursue Science Have I Ever Been Bored’

‘Not Once since I Decided to Pursue Science Have I Ever Been Bored’
Sergey Samsonov could have become a historian or worked in a hedge fund, but he devoted himself to mathematics. In this interview with the HSE Young Scientists project, he explained why he chose research in statistics and machine learning and how to generate a million images of cats.

HSE University Holds Career Marathon

HSE University Holds Career Marathon
At the end of April, HSE University hosted a Career Marathon in both offline and online formats. Representatives from 42 companies and several thousand students from HSE and many other universities took part in the event. For two days, the marathon participants attended poster sessions in the Pokrovka atrium, along with master classes from event partners, an interactive photo zone, and prize and merchandise draws, as well as experiencing an open dialogue with experts, and express interviews for current vacancies and internships.

‘My Work in the Industry Can Do a Lot to Advance Science with the Help of Unique Data’

‘My Work in the Industry Can Do a Lot to Advance Science with the Help of Unique Data’
To devote one’s time to scientific research does not at all mean to engage in abstract academic reflection. Vasily Minkov, who graduated first from the HSE’s Faculty of Social Sciences and then from its Faculty of Computer Science, conducts research as a bioinformatician at the BostonGene medical company. He even managed to give his musical project a cultural and anthropological focus. In this interview with Success Builder, Mr. Minkov explained how the brain is studied in HSE laboratories, what bioinformatics is and why working in the industry is useful for a scientist.

‘A Crisis Is Always an Occasion for New Ideas’

‘A Crisis Is Always an Occasion for New Ideas’
Polina Lomonosova, a graduate of the master’s programme in Integrated Communications at HSE University, is not only the head of PR projects at Yandex Music, but also teaches at HSE where she introduces students to the hottest business cases in the industry. In this interview with Success Builder, she talked about how studying at HSE University helped her find a job and friends, what PR specialists do in the coolest companies, and why people go into PR in the first place.

‘A University Is a Huge Number of Connections that You Take With You into the Larger World’

‘A University Is a Huge Number of Connections that You Take With You into the Larger World’
Igor Ostritsky, who began with Adidas CIS as the Marketing Director for Football, Basketball and Hockey, is now the head of the purchasing department for sports categories with Adidas Europe. And, as an expert with HSE University’s Graduate School of Business, he helps keep the curriculum in line with the times. In this interview with Success Builder, Mr. Ostritsky explains why he fell in love with marketing, what drives Adidas employees, and how universities provide more than just knowledge.

International Olympiad Competitions for University Students and Graduates Supported by VK and Avito

International Olympiad Competitions for University Students and Graduates Supported by VK and Avito
This year’s International Olympiad Competitions for University Students and Graduates, held in 38 subjects, have taken place. Both rounds — qualifying and final — were held in an online format. HSE University and VK Engineering and Mathematics School were the partners of the ‘Computer Systems and Networks’ category, while Avito were the partners for the ‘Applied Mathematics and Computer Science’ category.

Employers’ Feedback on ICEF Graduates: Otkritie Bank

Employers’ Feedback on ICEF Graduates: Otkritie Bank
Marcel Salyev, head of Business Strategy Management at Otkritie Bank’s Business Development Strategy Department, talks about the qualities that distinguish talented employees, why Otkritie sees ICEF as a provider of talent, and how financial institutions increase their cooperation with universities.