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'I am still learning from my fellow ICEF students'

'I am still learning from my fellow ICEF students'
Vladimir Mukharlyamov enrolled at ICEF after his success in the All Russian Olympiads in Economics and Entrepreneurship. After graduating from ICEF BSc in 2008 he continued studies on the MSc programme in Finance and Economics at the London School of Economics. On completion of his MSc Vladimir started a PhD in Economics at Harvard University. Since 2016 he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Georgetown University. His research has been published in The Journal of Financial Economics and The Review of Financial Studies. Vladimir is a winner of Golden HSE Award in the Alumni Success category.

'Research is like a detective story, it is very engaging'

'Research is like a detective story, it is very engaging'
Martsella Davitaya is an ICEF 2017 BSc programme graduate who received first class degrees from both HSE and University of London. Right after her BSc she entered a PhD programme at Columbia University (USA), where she is currently studying, doing research and teaching. In the interview she spoke about her career choices, her impressions of studying at Columbia and her future plans.

'After ICEF it is easy to enroll at a western university, as you have already studied in an international environment'

'After ICEF it is easy to enroll at a western university, as you have already studied in an international environment'
Dmitry Storcheus graduated from ICEF’s BSc programme in 2011 and then entered the MSc programme in Mathematics at The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York (NYU). In 2017, after working for Google for several years, he continued hisstudies at NYU on a PhD programme created jointly with the corporation. Currently he is a Software Engineer in the Google Research department in NY and conducts research with one of the institute’s most outstandingresearchers, Professor Mehryar Mohri, who is also his colleague in the Google Research laboratory. Dmitry specializes in Machine Learning (ML), in particular in AutoML – the most cutting-edge trend which allows the creation ofself-studying neural networks that do not demand the participation of a programmer.

'This Master’s Programme Has Given Me My First Experience of Living Outside Uzbekistan'

Khushnuda Khamidova earned her BSc degree in Economics with Finance in Tashkent before she enrolled in ICEF MSc Programme – the choice she made to gain expert knowledge and life experience.

“I’ve managed to combine the applied programme in Erasmus with research possibilities in ICEF”.

“I’ve managed to combine the applied programme in Erasmus with research possibilities in ICEF”.
In 2018 Vladimir Malygin was awarded master degrees from both ICEF and Erasmus University, Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Now he works as a quant in the Dutch company Aegon. In his interview he told us whatquants do, how it is possible to study for two master’s degrees at the same time, andwhy personal qualities are important for candidates who apply to be quants.

“Gett inspires me by the feeling of power – this is really my sphere!”

“Gett inspires me by the feeling of power – this is really my sphere!”
Dan Lifshits, ICEF BSc graduate (2014), started his career at the age of 18. At 22 he became the youngest аssociate of McKinsey in Europe ever, and now he is one of the top managers in Gett – a global technology platform. Dan told us how to change the consulting sphere to technologies and about his life and work in Gett.

New ICEF Full Time Academics

Two new academics will start their work at ICEF in September 2020. They have already met ICEF researchers and were interviewed on the ASSA Meeting – a global academic community job market which took place in San Diego this January.

ICEF has launched an Endowment Fund

ICEF has launched an Endowment Fund
On January 13, 2020, an Endowment for ICEF Development was formed within the HSE Endowment Fund. This is the way to gain sustainability in the long-term perspective. The first donor of the ICEF endowment was UniCredit Bank.

Sport in HSE: how to study and do sport in one spot

Sport in HSE: how to study and do sport in one spot
In January 2020, a gym for students was opened in Building T, and all sports activities in the HSE Cultural Centre will be free until the end of the month. Which activity to choose, from whom to learn and where to look for information? See the guide below.

'International Qualification Is Highly Regarded by Ugandan Employers So I'm Optimistic About My Career Prospects'

'International Qualification Is Highly Regarded by Ugandan Employers So I'm Optimistic About My Career Prospects'
Lorna Awania came to study at the ICEF Master's programme in 2018 from Uganda. She is currently preparing her master thesis, which should influence Ugandan financial policy. In an interview, she told how she got used to Moscow cold, why there are few educated women in Uganda, but delicious matooke bananas, why ICEF master's programme is one of the best in the world and how to survive in an unfamiliar country.