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The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics

The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics
On September 14, 2019, ICEF held the Second Conference in Applied Economics at the Higher School of Economics.

Welcome Ceremony Held for Second Year ICEF Students in UoL International Programme

Welcome Ceremony Held for Second Year ICEF Students in UoL International Programme
On September 13, ICEF hosted a welcome ceremony for the BSc double degree programme’s second year students, who will be commencing their studies in the University of London’s (UoL) International Programme.

ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador

ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador
The 13th of September witnessed ICEF’s 19th diploma award ceremony. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 187 graduates and master’s to 15. 47 bachelor’s graduates earned first class honours degrees from the University of London (UoL), representing around 30% of the total number. Inclusive of this year’s, ICEF graduates now total 2000. We have been to the historic house to witness the ceremony and talk to the graduates about what they think and, more importantly, how they feel about themselves before throwing their caps in the air on one of the most exciting days of their lives.

Continuing Last Year’s Success at the Second Conference in Applied Economics

The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics was held at ICEF on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the event, which featured eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe.

ICEF/LFE Research Seminar by Guillaume Plantin (Sciences Po)

On Thursday, September 12 ICEF and LFE held the Research Seminar.

Your environment changes your perception of the opportunities you have

Your environment changes your perception of the opportunities you have
Polina Maltseva earned her BA from ICEF in 2008 and enrolled in the Master’s programme of the London School of Economics. In 2009-2012, worked as a consultant with McKinsey and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School (USA). Began working in 2014 as Director of Operations for the Letovo International School, now a revolutionary example of Russian school education. Currently works for the Ascon Group’s Dobrograd (“Kindville”) project to create a cultural and educational urban environment.

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”
Travels, friends abroad, business meetings in different parts of the globe — this is how Stanislav Moscovtsev imagined his ideal day in his teenage years. To make his dream a reality, he did a master’s degree at ICEF, enrolled in Harvard Business School MBA program, received experience of working for a few large companies, and passed a job interview at McKinsey. In this interview, Stanislav tells his career story.

ICEF relocation to campus at Pokrovsky Boulevard

ICEF relocation to campus at Pokrovsky Boulevard
This summer several HSE faculties are to change their locations. ICEF has returned to its former campus at 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, which was completely re-built and refurbished.

“No other faculty are as responsive as ICEF”

After Maria Titova completed her master’s studies at ICEF in 2015, she enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of California, San Diego. The current year of her studies has been marked by finalizing her major research paper that will help integrate Maria into the academia as a highly promising expert. In this interview, Maria talks about the dissimilarities between PhD training systems in the USA and Europe, why lecturing American students appears easy, and what Job Market Paper is worth on the job market.

“Lecturing teaches you how to present complex ideas clearly”

Meet Anastasia Parakhonyak, an ICEF MSc graduate (class of 2012) who earned, in 2018, her PhD degree from Toulouse School of Economics and is currently a lecturer at Durham University in the UK. In her interview, Anastasia shares her thoughts about the nature of the UK education system, how professors’ personal experience can help students progress career-wise, what advantages future economics can expect from doing a degree in Europe, and why an average ICEF student is considered bright in Europe.