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‘Our Alma Mater Wants Us Back’

‘Our Alma Mater Wants Us Back’
Alexander Usvitskiy, who earned his bachelor’s degree from HSE ICEF (class of 2013) and his PhD from Florida State University (class of 2019), embarked on his teaching career at ICEF this past September. Here’s how these few months unfolded for Alexander as teacher, how he feels about his student years, and what projects he is working on today.

'Our Objective is to Transform Perm into a Prosperous, Influential City'

'Our Objective is to Transform Perm into a Prosperous, Influential City'
HSE graduate Eduard Sosnin has recently taken office as Mayor of Perm, a city with a population of one million and tremendous industrial potential. In this interview with Success Builder, he shares how the university played a pivotal role in helping him establish a successful business, his reasons for transitioning from business to civil service, and the primary objectives that must be addressed by the head of administration in a major metropolis.

'HSE Paved My Road to Harvard'

'HSE Paved My Road to Harvard'
Nargiz Mammadova, from Azerbaijan, is a 2022 graduate of the Economics: Research Programme and a finalist of the Global Essay Competition in St. Gallen. As she prepares to start her Master of Public Administration in International Development programme at Harvard in August 2023, Nargiz reflects on her time studying at HSE University during the COVID-19 pandemic, talks about her work for the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan, and shares an important message for future students.

‘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.

‘Knowledge Must be Applicable in Practice and Useful from Day One at Work’

Anatoly Potashov
Anatoly Potashov graduated from HSE ICEF in 2014. Today, he is a guest lecturer at HSE University and the author of the ‘Project and Venture Financing’ and ‘Alternative Investments’ courses. In his interview, Anatoly speaks about how Harvard Business School's online course inspired him to record an online course for HSE's Master of Finance programme and about working on funding for multi-billion-dollar projects.