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HSE offers the best finance programme for foreign students in Russia

HSE offers the best finance programme for foreign students in Russia
Lin Yang entered ICEF Master’s Programme in Financial Economics after completing his bachelor in the United States, and believes that Russia provides unrivalled rigorous mathematical training. Lin currently serves as Investment Director of Eurasia Region at China Railway Construction Corporation International Investment Group. He talked about the features of Liberal Arts colleges, how neurosciences help in financial forecasting, and how the ICEF alumni community is useful for work.

ICEF graduation ceremony hosted by HSE Cultures Centre

ICEF graduation ceremony hosted by HSE Cultures Centre
ICEF hosted its first in-person graduation ceremony since the pandemic led to restrictions. Diplomas were awarded to two classes. Hosted by HSE Cultures Centre, the day-long ceremony unfolded in sessions, one for Bachelor’s students and one for Master’s. Congratulating graduands were the faculty of ICEF HSE and professors of the University of London (LU) and the London School of Economics (LSE).

ICEF students all set and ready for their master’s studies

ICEF students all set and ready for their master’s studies
Past August, ICEF hosted its Summer Bridge School in Financial Economics – a short-term programme intended for students admitted to ICEF Master’s Programme and for senior bachelor students who would like to prepare themselves for admission in subsequent year.

The Fourth ICEF Conference on Applied Economics to take place on September 25

The Fourth ICEF Conference on Applied Economics to take place on September 25
The Fourth ICEF Conference on Applied Economics will present the studies conducted by scholars at the universities across the world, that relate to education. We talked with Fabian Slonimczyk, an Associate Professor at ICEF and the conference organizing committee member, to learn more about the highlights of this year’s conference.

'I was an international student but I never felt like one at ICEF'

Tonka Lange
Tonka Lange earned her bachelor’s degree from ICEF in 2008. She obtained her master’s from LSE and earned an MBA from INSEAD after five years at Goldman Sachs. Since 2021, Tonka has been with Amazon (Singapore) as its Senior Treasury Analyst. In this interview, Tonka gives finance majors tips for surviving a financial crisis and shares how to make the most of master’s studies at LSE and how to benefit from MBA.

Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer

Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF won three nominations as best lecturer
The 2021 HSE Best Lecturer Competition has summed up its results. Sixty-six lecturers became winners in two categories and five in three, including Daniil Yesaulov of ICEF. Here is what Daniil thinks he owes his best lecturer award to, why ICEF students are special, and what modern teachers should be like.

‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’

‘ICEF was a turning point for my future career’
Olga Shikhantsova is a Bachelor’s graduate from the Faculty of Economic Studies (FES) and a Master with a degree in Financial Economics, ICEF. In the early spring of 2021, she joined the SpeedInvest venture capital fund as a Principal with a focus on seeding Fintech. In May, Olga was included on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Finance and Investment category. In this interview with the HSE News Portal, Olga speaks about her work in the venture capital industry, time management, management philosophy and her affection for HSE University.

Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change

Universities should be able to capture trends: Dzhangir Dzhangirov about how universities, not students and markets, are missing in change
Dzhangir Dzhangirov, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer at Sberbank, has been teaching finance courses at ICEF for more than ten years. Here’s what Dzhangir thinks about the benefits of teaching for a practicing expert, what present-day employers can use to motivate their staff, and where universities and businesses can come together for more relevant training programmes.

'ICEF is a popular choice among challenge pursuers'

Elena Olevanova
Elena Olevanova earned her bachelor's degree from ICEF in 2003. She studied and worked abroad, first at the Royal Bank of Scotland and then as part of ABN AMRO Energy Sector Coverage team. In 2018, Elena moved to Sydney where her role was to set up ABN AMRO office from scratch and where she is currently an executive director focusing on structured finance and portfolio management. In this interview, Elena shares how working for a boutique bank is different from working for a larger bank, why having a patron is essential for career growth, and why being a foreigner is an advantage on Australia’s labor market.

Shakespeare, yoga, self-isolation: ICEF students share their experience of LSE Summer School 2021

Shakespeare, yoga, self-isolation: ICEF students share their experience of LSE Summer School 2021
Every year, ICEF awards its best-performing undergraduate students with trips to LSE Summer School at the London School of Economics, a key member institution of the University of London (UoL). While last year the School delivered its courses online, this year it offered its participants a choice between online and offline learning – and many chose to come to London despite challenging travel restrictions due to COVID. In this interview, our students share which mode they chose and why, how PCR testing services work at universities in London, what made their travel challenging, and, most importantly, how they found their experience.