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‘For Me, HSE Is Synonymous with My Own Personality, Which Was Formed Here’

‘For Me, HSE Is Synonymous with My Own Personality, Which Was Formed Here’
Out of his love for geography, Alexander Demin decided to study logistics, and then out of his love for teaching, he chose not to move to Italy. In this interview with HSE Age-mates, he explained how HSE University shaped his personality, which students are more interesting to work with, and why empathy is important in a university environment.

‘In Amarna, the Hieroglyph “Akhet” Can Be Seen in Nature’

‘In Amarna, the Hieroglyph “Akhet” Can Be Seen in Nature’
Alexander Loktionov was born in Lyon, studied and works in Cambridge, and in 2022 launched a new Egyptology programme at the HSE Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies (IOCS). In this interview with the HSE University Age-mates project, he spoke about the Horus on the Crocodiles stele, the emblems and gilding of St. John’s College, the attitude of modern Egyptians towards the pyramids, and his hope of uniting Russian and Western Egyptological traditions.

HSE University Students and Graduates Among Winners of VK Cup ‘22/23

HSE University Students and Graduates Among Winners of VK Cup ‘22/23
On February 5, the finals and award ceremony of the VK Cup ‘22/23 IT championship took place. The competition comprised two qualifying stages and one final stage. There were more than 5,000 applications for the qualifying stages, with a total of 80 participants making it to the finals.

‘I Like the Symbiosis of Using Digital Methods to Study the Humanities’

‘I Like the Symbiosis of Using Digital Methods to Study the Humanities’
In his youth, HSE University graduate Sergei Mikhaylov wanted to become a diplomat, but after earning a degree in history, he ended up working in computational linguistics. In this interview with Age-mates, he talks about working with pharmaceutical companies, John Austin’s speech act theory, and how one infinity can be greater than another.

‘In Science, You Can Only Do What Interests You’

‘In Science, You Can Only Do What Interests You’
What happens when a love for research knows no limit? It leads to a career in academia. How to start off on the right foot in science? What makes a young scientist successful in the eyes of the academic community and what do they do in postdoc programmes? Vladislav Khvostov, a graduate of the HSE University School of Psychology who is currently doing research in a postdoc programme at the University of Iceland, explained this and more to Success Builder.

‘The Discrepancy between What Is Expected, What Is Communicated, and What Actually Happens Gives Rise to an Exploratory Search’

‘The Discrepancy between What Is Expected, What Is Communicated, and What Actually Happens Gives Rise to an Exploratory Search’
Maxim Bogachev first heard about HSE University during a 9th-grade class on economics, but ultimately decided to study at the Faculty of Applied Political Science. In this interview with Age-mates, he explained what a civil religion is, why Trump’s victory came as a surprise to U.S. sociologists, and what he’ll do over the winter holiday.

Nikita Anisimov: ‘We Are Entering the New Year Together with Our Big HSE Family’

Nikita Anisimov: ‘We Are Entering the New Year Together with Our Big HSE Family’
The rector wished happy holidays to the HSE family and urged everyone to believe in holiday magic, if only for a while. ‘May your wishes come true. Let’s keep together in the coming year and move our university forward. I hope that the new year will be good for all of us. Happy New Year!’

‘Earning a Master’s Puts You in the Company of New People—It’s Good Networking’

‘Earning a Master’s Puts You in the Company of New People—It’s Good Networking’
Elena Ilyina successfully combined studies of management and law, which helps her in her current job at Rosatom. As the Director for State Support, she has gained interesting experience overseeing several different divisions. In this interview with Success Builder, Ms Ilyina explained what an innovative company and nuclear medicine are, how Rosatom works with scientists from universities, and why building a career at the company is not only easy, but also interesting.

‘In Ethiopia One Night, a Lion came Near My Tent’

‘In Ethiopia One Night, a Lion came Near My Tent’
HSE University Faculty of Mathematics graduate Sonya Pashchevskaya did not become a mathematician but went instead into the natural sciences. However, her university background comes in very handy when studying the bonobo great apes. In this interview with Age-mates, she talks about the advantages of tent life, the application of graph theory to primatology, and a female ape named Olga.

‘HSE University Is Like a Huge Machine for Generating Passion for New Subjects’

‘HSE University Is Like a Huge Machine for Generating Passion for New Subjects’
HSE University ICEF graduate Yaroslav Kolodyazhnyy switched from the investment industry to IT and is now a project manager in the Yandex Corporate Development Department in Dubai. In this interview with Success Builder, he spoke about the benefits of student networking, the right way to approach a job search, and what project managers do at Yandex.