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Master’s Programme in Financial Economics Welcomes New Students

Master’s Programme in Financial Economics Welcomes New Students
ICEF team of Master’s Programme in Financial Economics has welcomed its new cohort of students at the Freshers' Day – the opportunity for students to meet their teachers, programme counsellors and seniors in an informal setting to learn what to expect from their years as students.

ICEF Celebrates the Freshers’ Day

ICEF Celebrates the Freshers’ Day
Led by the managers of ICEF and its bachelor’s degree programme, the event has introduced the newly admitted students to ICEF, its organization of teaching, alumni community and how and where to seek support and assistance. The day involved the tour of the campus where the students met with their tutors and got advice from seniors.

Introduction to Teaching Workshop at ICEF

Introduction to Teaching Workshop at ICEF
Traditionally organized by ICEF Center for Educational Technologies, Introduction to Teaching workshops are designed for teachers who are new to ICEF and are to be taken by all new teachers regardless of their previous experience as lecturers or seminar tutors. 

"ICEF Provides More Than Enough of Skills and Knowledge to Start Careers in IT"

"ICEF Provides More Than Enough of Skills and Knowledge to Start Careers in IT"
Egor Yurkevich earned his bachelor's from ICEF in 2018 and his master's in Data-Driven Communications from HSE in 2020. Egor assumed his current job as Strategy and Corporate Development Manager at SberMarket in 2021. In this interview, he talks about coping with the challenges of improving English skills and mathematics, why ICEF graduates are preferred candidates in IT industry, and what in-house consulting is about.

‘I Have Already Become Part of the HSE Community, Albeit Remotely’

Aiganym Daupbayeva
In 2020, prospective students got a new experience: touring and getting to know universities remotely. After passing entrance exams online, many of them are now studying online and have yet to see HSE University in person. We asked Aiganym Daupbayeva, first-year student of the HSE and University of London Double Degree Programme in Economics from Kazakhstan about her experience attending HSE virtually. She discussed how to get into HSE and take classes without leaving your home, and why international students choose HSE University.

HSE University among Top-5 Russian Universities on THE Reputation Ranking

HSE University among Top-5 Russian Universities on THE Reputation Ranking
International experts have recognised Harvard University as the best in the world in terms of reputation. Moscow State University was ranked 37th, while HSE University entered the Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings 2020, within the 151-175 range, taking fifth position among Russian universities, showing a commendable result for such a young institution.

'You Don't Have to Get a Degree in London to Get a Job There. HSE Diplomas and LSE Certificates Enjoy Long-Distance Credibility'

'You Don't Have to Get a Degree in London to Get a Job There. HSE Diplomas and LSE Certificates Enjoy Long-Distance Credibility'
This year the ICEF not only moved to the new HSE campus complex on Pokrovsky Boulevard, but updated its curriculum and added new courses in IT. We talked to Maxim Nikitin, Academic Director of the ICEF Master's Programme in Financial Economics, to find out what sets the programme apart from its competitors, what helps students land jobs in London, who ICEF faculty partners are on the employment market, and where lies the secret of ICEF graduates’ mathematical power.

You Don’t Have to Wake up 2 Hours Before Lecture, Get Dressed, and Go to Campus. Just Get up and Open Your Laptop.

You Don’t Have to Wake up 2 Hours Before Lecture, Get Dressed, and Go to Campus. Just Get up and Open Your Laptop.
On March 16, the rector decided to move all classes at HSE University online due to COVID-19. The largest universities in Russia and all over the world had to pull off the enormous feat of transitioning to online education immediately. As a result, the ongoing years-long discussions about the pros and cons of online education were put on pause. Academic supervisor of the ICEF bachelor’s programme, Oleg Zamkov, told us about how the ICEF has transitioned online, who can help when something goes wrong, and what resources will be necessary for online examinations.

ICEF Has Received a Recognition Letter from the University of London

ICEF Has Received a Recognition Letter from the University of London
The University of London (UoL) has completed its task of monitoring the performance of Teaching Centres that operate under the Teaching Centres Recognition Framework. Upon consideration of the information gathered, the performance achieved by International College of Economics and Finance has been rated as excellent.

“If you haven’t yet decided what you want to be in the future, a year in Rome will help you to rediscover yourself”

“If you haven’t yet decided what you want to be in the future, a year in Rome will help you to rediscover yourself”
In 2019, after their first year in ICEF Master’s Programme, three students, Anastasia Melnik, Arseny Turyshev and Nikita Tsyrlin, went to Rome-based LUISS through a double degree programme. Now that they have completed the first term at LUISS, we’ve asked them to share their impressions. Let’s find out why Italians’ relaxed mindset is nothing but a stereotype, why there is power in the ‘Russian mathematics’, where in Rome students can get the best accommodation options, why even thesis defense procedure has a baroque touch at LUISS, and why innovations and fundamental education should evolve separately.