Higher School of Economics

Introduction

Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top three universities, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) sets itself apart by its internationally-minded, research-driven approach to higher education. Based in the vibrant center of Moscow, with campuses in St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE offers outstanding academics at all levels and includes 20 English-taught Master’s programmes.

Modern HSE was founded in 1992 by leading Russian economists and government reformers to promote economic and social change in Russia by educating a new generation of economists and inspiring new ideas in the public and private sectors. In the past decades, the university has rapidly grown from an economics school into a well-renowned research university that now has more than 31,000 students and 4,000 faculty members on campuses in four of Russia’s most important cities. The university boasts some of the country’s finest academic departments and research centers in economics, management, sociology, public policy and computer science. HSE is home to the most cutting-edge programs and faculties in Russia, which include the country’s first Urban Studies department. In 2014, in partnership with Russia’s leading internet company Yandex, the university opened the Faculty of Computer Science to train future generations of computer programmers and engineers.

International Since its very beginning, HSE has been an internationally-driven university. It now has partnerships with more than 130 universities and research organizations, in the form of exchanges, double degree programmes and summer schools. The university’s faculty and research operations have become increasingly international and its students now represent more than 60 different countries.

Diverse HSE offers the largest number of English-taught Master’s programmes in Russia. These programmes range from public policy to business to area studies and all prepare students to become leaders in their chosen fields. In order to attract the best students, merit-based scholarships and stipends are awarded to qualifying candidates.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 50 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE’s drive to internationalize and the ground-breaking research of our faculty, researchers, and students.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to postgraduate studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of international fields.

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MA

Master in Linguistic Theory and Language Description

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. [+]

Programme Overview The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Our academic and research activities include: introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects studies of language variation and change studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective introduction to the basics of the formal language modeling discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python basics of instrumental phonetic analysis help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project The programme has research partnerships with University of Tromsø, University of Helsinki, University of Stockholm, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Pavia. Every year we organize guest lectures by linguistics from Europe and the US (see here and here). Or see a less formal advertisement of the programme. Several reasons why you will enjoy staying with us: we tell you about what we do ourselves... ...and if we tell you about anything else, it is interesting to ourselves you will carry out your own research projects –... [-]

MSc

Master in Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the program is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational program on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois. [+]

Programme overview The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the program is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational program on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois. The knowledge and the toolset obtained by the graduates of the program will enable them to become skilled practitioners, to be able to apply advanced complex techniques of data analysis in their daily work in organizations of different types - both in commercial companies operating in various industries (banking, insurance, consulting, IT, medicine, pharmacy), and in research organizations (sociology, marketing). Importance and originality of the Program There is a shortage of specialists in applied statistics, especially in the area of ​​such increasingly growing destination of analysis as social network analysis. At the same time, in different areas the training in the field of statistics is carried out in different ways: the majority of educational programs in this area belong to the Economics and focused mainly on mathematical methods; on the faculties of sociology, statistics study is limited to the study of the probability theory and introductory courses. The uniqueness of this program is that it is the first program in Russia, which offers a comprehensive approach to data analysis in different areas.... [-]

Master in Financial Economics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Financial Economics Master’s programme is unique among Russian economics graduate programmes and features: · Professors with PhDs from leading universities in Europe and the US · Visiting professors from international universities including London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford University [+]

Programme overview The Financial Economics Master’s programme is unique among Russian economics graduate programmes and features: Professors with PhDs from leading universities in Europe and the US Visiting professors from international universities including London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford University Courses entirely in English Examinations monitored by international experts appointed by the International Academic Committee (IAC) of the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) Opportunities for international mobility The programme meets all the requirements of the UK Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Graduates receive a Russian Master’s degree and an official letter of validation from LSE Director certifying successful completion of a programme that meets international quality standards. Programme duration: 2 years Programme requirements: 15 core courses and 6 electives, internship, Master’s thesis Core courses: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Mathematics for Economists, Financial Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance, Financial Econometrics, Research Seminar Electives: Corporate Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking, Investment Management, Risk Management in a Commercial Bank, International Trade and Development, Programming and Applications to Finance, Market Microstructure, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Risk Management, International Finance. Two-thirds of students in the programme come from economics backgrounds. Other students come from different academic backgrounds, for example, mathematics and physics, and possess a sufficient knowledge of mathematics to be able to master contemporary economics and finance. Contemporary finance relies heavily on mathematics, and all graduates have the skills they need to be competitive on the international job market. Thirteen of our graduates work in London today; seven of them found jobs... [-]

Master in System and Software Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The aim of the programme is to train professionals in the area of industrial production of software, information and communication technologies and systems for various purposes. The master’s programme in System and Software Engineering is aimed at training administrative managers, project managers and development teams, [+]

Programme Overview The aim of the programme is to train professionals in the area of industrial production of software, information and communication technologies and systems for various purposes. The master’s programme in System and Software Engineering is aimed at training administrative managers, project managers and development teams, at a technological, economic and managerial level who will be able to organize effective administration for the projects of software development within a given budget and deadline. The contents of the master’s programme are fully in line with international recommendations on teaching software engineering in master’s programmes, including: Integrated Software and Systems Engineering Curriculum - Graduate Software Engineering 2009 (GSwE2009): Curriculum Guidelines for Graduate Degree Programs in Software Engineering, Computing Curricula 2005 and Software Engineering 2004, which are part of educational standards series Computing Curricula ACM and IEEE CS. An important part of the educational process is developing teamwork skills in an environment typical for software development along with participation in real team projects, practical training and internships in leading Russian and Western companies which develop, consult and manage software projects. All disciplines are taught in English. Partners An important feature of the learning process is to obtain the skills of teamwork in typical conditions of software development process. Our partners provide our students with an opportunity to participate in a real team projects with practical training and internships in the leading Russian and foreign companies in specialized in development, consulting and software project management. Our partners: IBM Microsoft Group-IB PROGNOZ Pm-Soft, DialogScience,... [-]

MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enroll in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. [+]

Programme Overview Double Degree MSc in Applied Social Psychology Structure of the programme: 1st year at HSE, optional 2nd year at Tilburg University (for the Double Degree) or HSE. Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enroll in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. Courses are taught by HSE lecturers and renowned experts from leading social and psychological schools worldwide. Students choose the areas that they wish to focus on so that they are well equipped to launch their careers after graduation. Core courses and electives are offered in the following areas: Year 1 – HSE University Moscow Social Psychology Cross-Cultural psychology Year 2 – Tilburg University (for double-degree students) or HSE University Moscow Economic Psychology Work and Organizational Psychology Students select the courses within these areas that best align with their interests and career goals. Courses offered by other faculties at HSE can also be taken for credit. Classes are a mix of lectures, seminars, and practice sessions. Programme benefits: Study at two outstanding universities to earn two degrees. Set yourself up for an internationally-driven career. Gain practical experience from the beginning, working on international research projects through internships at the International Laboratory for Socio-Cultural Research. Prepare for future careers both in academia and business. Choose an individual learning pathway, combining electives from the... [-]

MSc in Big Data Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme is focused on the value aspect of Big Data for large enterprises and the implementation of Big Data technology in the enterprise. The value is one of the important characteristics that distinguish the Big Data as a new phenomenon. It is directly related to the economic impact that Big Data technology provides to users. [+]

About the programme The programme is focused on the value aspect of Big Data for large enterprises and the implementation of Big Data technology in the enterprise. The value is one of the important characteristics that distinguish the Big Data as a new phenomenon. It is directly related to the economic impact that Big Data technology provides to users. Big Data storage in the field of financial services, telecommunications, retail and Government Administration were used to solve various business problems for many years. Big Data technology can reduce the cost of IT infrastructure and software, reduce labor costs through more efficient methods of data integration, management, analysis and reaching a decision; to increase revenue and profit by new or better ways of doing business. This transforms the role of systems for the collection, compilation and use of data, makes it the basis of the enterprise's business strategy. This requires professionals with the new skills. The programme provides students with a knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and technological component of Big Data, preparing them for a career within companies or in scientific research. Programme content The program consists of core courses, optional courses, term paper (first year), research seminar and master's thesis (second year). Вridging courses in the first term allow you to fill knowledge gaps and to take courses, regardless of your previous degree discipline. Bridging courses (dependent on student): Data Bases Enterprise Architecture Data Analysis Core couses: System Analysis & Organization Design 4 credits Economic and Mathematic... [-]

MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. [+]

Programme Overview Our Master's program offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The program is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University. Cognitive psychology Modern cognitive psychology is an experimental discipline that studies the origin and functioning of the mind, brain, and intelligence. Our Program focuses on perception, control of attention and motor responses, formation of mental representations, dynamics of memory retrieval, learning, cognitive development and cognitive breakdown, the mechanisms of reasoning, language, and problem solving. Cognitive neuroscience An integration of psychology and neuroscience - Cognitive Neuroscience - examines neural systems underlying complex behaviors like emotions, language, attention, memory, etc. Methods employed in cognitive neuroscience include a wide range of experimental paradigms starting from psychophysics and cognitive psychology, neurology and psychiatry, and ending up with electrophysiological studies of neural systems and, increasingly, cognitive genomics and behavioral genetics. Recent breakthroughs in brain imaging technology allow cognitive neuroscientists to see a live human brain at work using state-of-the-art methods like functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG, EEG),brain navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS), transcranial direct/alternating current stimulation (tDCS/tACS) . What are the advantages of our Master’s program comparing to similar ones? We are the only English-language Master’s... [-]

MSc in Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. [+]

About the Programme The programme in Mathematics aims at training professional researchers in mathematical sciences and experts in mathematical education. On successful completion of the programme students: will be prepared for Ph.D. qualifying tests in Algebra, Topology and Analysis, will have own research agenda and experience; will have teaching experience at university level. The M.Sc. programme takes two full years of study. All M.Sc. students complete their Individual Plans of Study (IPS). The IPS includes some mandatory items. However, most courses are student chosen (students can choose from a certain number of special topics courses and a certain number of research seminars). A course project must be completed by the end of the first year. By the end of their course of study, students are required to submit a Master’s thesis. A presentation of thesis results, in the form of a seminar, is required. Every M.Sc. student has a faculty advisor, who supervises the course project and the Master’s thesis. Applicants can expect to: Learn from leading experts in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics Take advantage of a great variety of mathematical events happening in Moscow, a world famous mathematical center Choose to combine our M.Sc. programme with international M.Sc. or integrated graduate programmes Take advantage of our student exchange programmes with universities in Europe and Japan Choose from a wide range of special topics courses and research seminars Continue their research in our Ph.D. programme or in any international Ph.D. programme in Mathematics (This year our first class of six... [-]

Master

Master 'Financial Analyst (CFA Program Partner)'

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. [+]

Programme Overview Founded in 1995 as a structural division of HSE, the Banking Institute has offered a wide range of graduate and post-graduate programmes in the fields of banking, finance, investment, management, and law over the years. These have included special corporate programmes for governmental agencies, private companies, commercial banks, and the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, as well as more than 50 customized programmes and short-term courses. The Financial Analyst Master’s programme provides a balance of theory and case study in courses taught by HSE academic staff who are experts in their fields, as well as outstanding guest speakers from various Russian and global institutions, including CFA Charterholders. Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in economics, finance, or mathematics. The programme is conducted entirely in English. In 2012, the Financial Analyst Master’s programme was recognized by the CFA Institute, USA as a Program Partner. Two educational programmes of the Banking Institute – MBA in Investment Management and MA Financial Analyst – are currently the only programmes in Russia and the CIS to have been recognized by the CFA Institute as Program Partners. CFA Institute requirements state that CFA Partner Program status is awarded to a limited number of select institutions whose degree programmes cover 75% of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™, including ethical and professional standards. To comply with the high CFA standards, the programme is updated annually using actual CFA textbooks and current global practices. The Financial Analyst Master’s programme is... [-]

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

About the Programme A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artifacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public. Built on international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. In our view, applied history suffers from insufficient dialogue with research in other disciplines, not limited to other branches of humanities but social and natural sciences, including economics, geography and ecology. For that reason, the programme not only solicits applicants with undergraduate degrees in history, but actively seeks to enroll applicants with degrees in social sciences,... [-]

Master in City and Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. [+]

The programme will focus on the issues of urban planning and management using new city models and technologies. It will be led by international and Russian scholars and experts who are forming the current agenda for smart city development in Russia and worldwide. The key principle of the programme is learning by doing. The programme will take place in a laboratory-type environment where students will try new technology, prepare prototypes, investigate and analyse the city through data, and develop projects that come as a relevant response to complex problems that affect modern cities. The programme invites architects, designers, engineers, economists, entrepreneurs and graduates interested in the management of cities and technologies. The skills acquired during the programme will provide the graduates with a variety of career opportunities in large technological companies, city administrations or their own innovative businesses. About the programme OBJECTIVE The aim is to render the students capable of developing projects related with the Urban Habitat, in all the layers of the City Anatomy, including in the city's physical structure (environment, infrastructure and urbanism), urban services and informational fuxes, the social relationships and governance of information technologies in all the phases of analysis, project and management of the city. PROTOTYPE PROJECT METHODOLOGY The strategy is that the students learn to develop prototype projects applicable in any aspect that relates to the city, starting with their capacity to analyses data, to integrate appropriate technology and design proposals that will change the current reality, which also includes the proposal of... [-]

Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview The HSE St. Petersburg Masters Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region. The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers: politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geo-political standing in the context of the wider Arctic region. The Programme’s location in St. Petersburg with its extraordinary cultural and historical heritage will provide students with unique opportunities for cultural enrichment, historical understanding and the learning of Russian language. Within the structure of the programme, students can take classes in Russian Language and in the History of... [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. [+]

About program Comparative Social Research In our globalized world of today a huge variety of nations, cultures and societies comprised of an even bigger variance of political, ethnical, religious and other groups, are interconnected and develop in relation with each other. That is why it is of utmost importance to find solutions to contemporary problems and conflicts, which take into account the characteristics and conditions of all societies and social groups concerned. But in order to judge if policies around the globe are successful in solving today´s problems, we need to understand and explain, how societies in their plural existence evolve and why they do this in a particular way. To do so, is the approach of comparative social research! Our Program´s Approach The aim of our program is to provide the theoretical and methodological instruments in order to shed light on the differences between nations, cultures and other social groups. In the seminars and lectures our students investigate social problems and issues in today´s world from a perspective of interconnectedness between the social action of individuals at different levels of collectivity, such as, for example, societies and cultures. Our programs provides in-depth insights into how the individuals approaches to social reality, using either quantitative methodology for investigating norms and values, or qualitative methodology for accessing the individuals interpretations of their life-world. Our Study Plan Our 2-year study plan is focused on training our students to conduct theory-orientated and methodologically rigorous empirical research in comparative perspective. The first year is... [-]

Master in Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. [+]

Programme overview The Master’s programme (38.04.08) in Finance (MiF) provides training for both professionals in financial and risk management, and for scholarly researchers in the area of finance. The programme focuses on creating and developing competencies in financial management and risk-management for financial institutions and non-financial companies. The main emphasis is on contemporary theory and modern practices in corporate finance and risk management. At the same time, the programme provides fundamental knowledge in the broad area of finance that ensures our graduates are prepared for a diversity of career pathways, including in, the real sector of the economy, banks, investment funds, consulting companies, insurance companies and elsewhere. The focus on research-based teaching, delivered through a combination of student research projects, internship opportunities, dissertation work and taught courses also equips students for entry into an academic career via a PhD programme. The programme is designed to serve different types of students. For graduates in Economics or Finance, the programme is an ideal opportunity to continue and deepen their studies, but it is also suitable for strong students with a previous background in other subject disciplines. We incorporate ‘adaptation’ modules that are designed specifically for helping the transition from other disciplines into the finance sphere. The programme has been thoughtfully designed through a process of collaborative work between researchers and practitioners in the area of Finance and has involved international benchmarking, incorporation of best practice and understanding how best to exploit the local comparative advantages. It complies with the Law of the... [-]

Master in Global Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod

The Global Business Master’s programme prepares students to work in a global environment. It covers: the foundations of general managerial theory and practice; various functional aspects of management within companies that operate on the global market, including strategy, marketing, HR management, and company finance; the specifics of conducting business in the context of different countries; last but not least, negotiation and communication skills. [+]

Programme Overview The Global Business Master’s programme prepares students to work in a global environment. It covers: the foundations of general managerial theory and practice; various functional aspects of management within companies that operate on the global market, including strategy, marketing, HR management, and company finance; the specifics of conducting business in the context of different countries; last but not least, negotiation and communication skills. Three universities from Slavic (Russia), Germanic (Austria) and Latin (Italy) Europe have joined forces to offer students an opportunity to gain a hands-on experience in the business and academic environments of the world’s leading economic regions. The environment in which students learn is authentic in each region as the respective part of the programme is delivered by local faculty and practitioners. During the Italian term, professors, students and companies will work together to share expertise and knowledge with the students working on real business projects for Italian companies. In this unique set-up students are able to develop a global mindset and enhance their social and cultural competences. Learning is achieved through both content acquisition and cross-cultural team interactions. Cultural understanding is brought about by self-reflection on cultural experiences and active immersion in the target cultures. To enhance the process, the program places a strong focus on language acquisition of the target languages (English and Russian/Italian/German). The programme is a life-enriching experience that fosters the development of students’ personalities and provides a lasting impact on their levels of tolerance for diversity, ambiguity, and openness. Each student... [-]

Master in Governance of Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI)

Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. [+]

Programme Overview The programme prepares students for careers in management and policy for science, technology and innovation, covering the full spectrum from generating knowledge to applying and using it for technology and innovation. Among the topics covered are practical technology and innovation management (including strategy making and implementation), idea generation, finance and marketing innovation. Advanced courses teach policy for science, technology and innovation, measurement and economics of innovation, regional policy and public private partnerships for science and innovation. There is no other programme in the world that addresses these issues from this specific angle. An emphasis is placed on interactive learning. Lectures and seminars provoke lively discussions between professors and students, providing bilateral consultation for ambitious students who share our vision. The programme seeks to educate and train self-motivated experts who are fearless when it comes to raising issues and initiating change. Based in Moscow, the programme also offers students opportunities to take courses at HSE's international partner universities, do internships in Russia or abroad, and write a Master’s thesis during their final semester of study. This programme combines theoretical education and practical experience, and with a focus on international expertise and experience. The personal qualities and intellectual potential of the students enrolled in the programme will be enriched and developed so that they will be able to apply policy and management skills in science, technology, and innovation to work undertaken during their subsequent careers with major companies, organizations and government bodies. Curriculum Core courses Core courses are mainly included... [-]

Master in International Relations in Eurasia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow United Kingdom London Canterbury + 3 more

The Master’s Programme in International Relations in Eurasia is a further development of our cooperation with the University of Kent (UK), it is unique in its structure, education methods and topics. The programme has been developed in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Politics and University College London (UCL). [+]

Programme Overview The Master’s Programme in International Relations in Eurasia is a further development of our cooperation with the University of Kent (UK), it is unique in its structure, education methods and topics. The programme has been developed in partnership with the Department of International Relations and Politics and University College London (UCL). The programme includes a core group of courses in international relations and political science which are taught at the University of Kent, UCL and at the HSE (at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs), as well as two specialized modules in the final part of study involving some courses in international relations and world political economy and political science. The programme is administered by an international Academic committee which includes representatives from the University of Kent, UCL and the HSE. All students (Russian and international from partner universities and other countries) will study at the HSE (second year) and at the partner university in the UK (first year). The teaching is carried out in English. Graduates receive master’s degrees from both the HSE and one of the UK universities. The programme is aimed at preparing students to work in international business, politics and science. The basis of the programme is methods of complex analysis of political and economic problems and trends in international relations, as well as the study of the political and economic problems in some of the most important regions in the world. A special focus is placed on issues of strengthening correlations... [-]

Master in Political Analysis and Public Policy

Campus Part time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. [+]

Program overview The Program was developed on the basis of American model of teaching Public Policy Analysis - namely of Public Policy Institute of the Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, where the head of this program was teaching in 1993-1995. Since 2006 the Program accepts foreign students and provides courses in English as HSE contribution to the Bologna Process. We are constantly developing and improving the program and involve representatives from the leading Russian, European and American universities, most influential think tanks and renowned international organizations into the teaching process. The Program has two concentrations: Public Policy Analysis, and Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Concentration in Public Policy Analysis is the outcome of the search for the ultimate professional education program and combines theoretical and practical training with the cutting-edge international and Russian experience in the field. The concentration in Human Rights and Democratic Governance was created on the basis of the UN Program. The program was the first of its kind in Russia and is analogous to the European Master's in Human Rights. The Master's in Public Policy is a two-year innovative practice-oriented program developing the skills required to articulate issues of public concern, analyze alternative policies, facilitate the adoption and implementation of specific public choices, and evaluate their effects. The goal is to educate professional analysts and managers capable to deal with complex public policy issues of the modern world. The program provides each student with a strong multi-disciplinary foundation of skills and knowledge and an opportunity... [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Programme Overview The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences. The programme offers two professional career tracks for its students: Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.) Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programmes at leading universities in Russia and abroad. What is the target group of the programme? The PEP programme is designed for people who are not satisfied with too... [-]

Master in Population and Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. [+]

About the Programme The main aim of the "Population and Development" programme is to train the specialists who will be ready for practical development problems solution. These challenges could be results of rapid changes in social and economic sphere or on the other hand be set by the public administration on different levels to prevent the negative consequences of population changes or to utilize the positive demographic impact. The programme develops students’ skills in applying multi-disciplinary analytic approaches to population development and resource allocation issues that are essential for management and public administration in numerous sectors. The specialists graduated from our programme will have skills and knowledge in principals of population changes and social economic development. They will be able to use modern methods of data analysis and interpretation of the results. They will understand the capacities and limitations of the basic instruments of development and their practical usage. Core Lecturers The two-year programme offers a range of courses (including electives) taught in English by key specialists (PhD holders in Economics, Sociology, Geography, Philosophy, Math and Physics) in the field from the Higher School of Economics (Institute of Demography and Public Administration Department, Faculty of Economics) and its partner universities including Russian Academy of Science, New Economics School, Moscow Lomonosov State University, and RANEPA. Specialists from different public sector services and managers from private companies. Lecturers from international universities and research centers: (University of Chicago, Stockholm University, University of Southampton, Sapienza — Università di Roma). What students will learn A... [-]

Master in Quantum Information Technologies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master's Program Quantum Information Technology (QIT) is aimed at training highly qualified specialists, competitive on the domestic and international labor market, capable of solving complex problems of transmission, storage, and processing of information using quantum information technologies and methods, [+]

About program The constant tendency to reduce the size and increase the degree of integration of (nano-) electronic and (nano-) photonic systems inevitably leads to the need to consider the quantum corrections. On the one hand, the role of quantum effects may be negative, imposing fundamental dimension restrictions on the ability of a broad class of devices, such as transistors, to work in a regular mode. On the other, the laws of quantum mechanics allow us to construct new element base for a variety of devices that can process, store, encode, and transmit information using methods, which are qualitatively different from the currently existing. It is expected that in the coming decades, quantum technologies will revolutionize such fields of knowledge as computers, cryptography, and computer science. The Master's Program Quantum Information Technology (QIT) is aimed at training highly qualified specialists, competitive on the domestic and international labor market, capable of solving complex problems of transmission, storage, and processing of information using quantum information technologies and methods, taking into account the most advanced achievements of science and technology, including quantum physics of condensed state, nanoelectronics, quantum and nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, quantum theory of communication and computing, and nanotechnology. Scientific work of graduate students Training of masters is carried out on the basis of an integrated educational complex of Electronic Engineering Department of the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), including scientific research work based on the Department of Quantum Optics and Telecommunication at Sсontel CJSC, Basic Department of... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International relations in Asia, international organizations, traditional systems... [-]

Master in Statistical Learning Theory

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme. [+]

Programme Overview This programme stands at the crossroads of various disciplines of modern mathematics and computer science, including statistics, optimization, learning theory, information theory, complexity theory, as well as at the intersection of science and innovation in the field of modern information technology. Leading experts at HSE and Skoltech jointly provide instruction in this unique research-driven programme. Students participate in one or more working groups (research seminars), where they determine focus areas for an initial survey report and then solve challenges at the intersection of cutting-edge research and technology in statistical learning theory. These seminars are built on teamwork, as the tasks undertaken are so complex that they can’t be solved by one person alone. Students learn how to effectively collaborate, bringing together their diverse collective skills, competencies, and experiences to determine successful solutions for complicated issues. Programme courses are taught by leading HSE experts, including globally renowned scholars such as Dr. Yurii Nesterov, Dr. Denis Belomestny, Dr. Dmitry Vetrov, Dr. Andrei Sobolevski, Dr. Alexey Naumov, and Dr. Quentin Paris. Lectures are also delivered by Skoltech professors including Dr. Ivan Oseledets, Dr. Viktor Lempitsky, Dr. Evgeny Burnaev, and Dr. Yury Maximov. This team is rather young, but its members have already made significant research achievements. The programme actively cooperates with the Russian Academy of Sciences Institute for Information Transmission Problems, as well as with relevant faculties at Moscow State University and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Graduates go on to work for major Russian and international companies and... [-]

Master in Strategic Corporate Finance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market. [+]

Programme Overview Key Advantages Our master's programme is meant for those who want to gain a deep understanding of finance, while simultaneously obtaining broad professional vision. The key focus of the SCF programme is corporate finance. Our program provides a unique combination of deep knowledge of modern financial theories and essential practical skills, thereby equipping our graduates with competitive advantage in the market. At the same time, the programme is built in such a way that it allows students to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge in other areas of finance and economics as well. Aside from corporate finance, our students study macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, asset pricing, venture capital, value-based management, behavioural finance, and much more. Our graduates work in consulting and at leading investment banks, M&A advisory firms, and investment funds. Some become strategy consultants, and others – buy-side analysts and portfolio managers. Some develop their own business, conduct academic research, or build a career as a CFO in companies of the real sector. Our alumni live mostly in Moscow or London, but there are also those who have gone to New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, and even Sydney. Agenda The Strategic Corporate Finance programme is taught by leading Russian academics, visiting international professors, and finance practitioners from major global companies. Students gain qualitative theoretical knowledge that will open a broad range of future professional opportunities, as well as practical skills that will set them apart from other candidates in the early steps of their careers. Core courses in macroeconomics,... [-]

Master of International Business

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The Master of International Business programme is a unique hybrid of a business degree and an international affairs degree. The MIB aims to equip students with both the traditional business skills and the knowledge in the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of the global marketplace. [+]

Programme Overview The programme's mission is to ensure that students develop a strong competency in international business practices and a deep understanding of the global business environment. The world is changing rapidly and the dynamic global economy mandates a new generation of business leaders with global thinking and proactive mind. More and more local companies today become dependent on global markets. To succeed in this complex environment, a traditional business education is incomplete. Today's successful business leaders must possess a long-term vision of tomorrow's risks and opportunities in the world market place, essential not only for global companies but also for those aspiring to be. The Master of International Business programme is a unique hybrid of a business degree and an international affairs degree. The MIB aims to equip students with both the traditional business skills and the knowledge in the political, economic and socio-cultural aspects of the global marketplace. Unlike the standard MBA which is insufficiently international or globalizes functionally oriented curricula, this programme ensures that graduates not only understand how companies operate, but also the complex context in which they operate. This unique innovative programme is the first of its kind in Russia. The curriculum and the core aspects of the programme meet the requirements of the world's most advanced MIB programmes. MIB business partners: Henkel, Volga-Dnepr Group, American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, Michelin, Unilever MIB business partners offer multiple master-classes and workshops, as well as participate in the "International Business Consulting" project. Why MIB? Are you... [-]

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