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Meet ICEF’s Newly Recruited Academic

Meet ICEF’s Newly Recruited Academic
ICEF continues to hire faculty with graduate degrees (PhD) earned abroad. In September 2023, it will welcome Alexander Usvitsky, who holds his bachelor’s from ICEF (2013) and his PhD from the Florida State University (2020).

“Stimulating Environment is ICEF’s Valuable Asset”

“Stimulating Environment is ICEF’s Valuable Asset”
Apart from solid background in economics, ICEF benefits its students by giving them the opportunities to pursue vibrant social life. Leia Sherman is in her third year of bachelor’s programme and chairs ICEF Student Council, helping her peers with academic tasks and personal queries. Here’s why Leia thinks ICEF community is special, how graduates provide career counselling to undergraduates, and what ICEF Student Council actually does to make everyone comfortable.

ICEF Team Wins First Place in HSE Futsal Competition

ICEF Team Wins First Place in HSE Futsal Competition
On 15 April, HSE University held the anniversary Futsal Competition among twelve student teams. The first place went to the team of ICEF.

“I’d Like to Join the Faculty and Stay a Part of ICEF”

“I’d Like to Join the Faculty and Stay a Part of ICEF”
Yuliana Loginova is in her second year of ICEF MSc Financial Economics programme and is currently receiving training at LUISS University in Rome as a double-degree student. In 2023, Yuliana received the Vladimir Potanin scholarship. In this interview, Yuliana tells about her experience of choosing a master’s and what she thinks about 'Italian mindset'.

Professor Sergey Tsyplakov Gave Bank Bailouts Talk to ICEF Students

Professor Sergey Tsyplakov Gave Bank Bailouts Talk to ICEF Students
Professor Sergey Tsyplakov of University of South Carolina Moore School of Business (USA) has recently hosted the ICEF student research seminar and met with college faculty. Professor Tsyplakov also contributed to HSE Аpril Conference and did a talk about federal intervention strategies that helps banks to avoid bankruptcy.

Vibrant Campus Life: What Student Communities to Join at ICEF? Part 3

Vibrant Campus Life: What Student Communities to Join at ICEF? Part 3
Student clubs and activities have been a tradition with all major universities. Designed to facilitate self-governance, charity and career awareness, they have an important social mission and are joined based on interest. But whatever their purpose, they offer their members ways to unfold their potential as contributors to common cause, giving skills to put on a resume. Here are the endeavors ICEF students unite for and how they work.

“HSE Forged For Me a New Space of Freedom”

“HSE Forged For Me a New Space of Freedom”
As it gets increasingly difficult to succeed in today’s job market with qualifications solely in one field, more and more HSE grads are tapping into the tech industry. Timur Zekokh, who did his bachelor’s at HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences and his master’s at HSE ICEF, has fulfilled himself in the IT field as a senior data analyst at Avito. Here’s how Timur started teaching out of love for econometrics, what essential knowledge is required to start working with data, and what made Avito switch from Excel to Vertica.

“Having the Right People Around is Key to Success as Early Career Scientist”

“Having the Right People Around is Key to Success as Early Career Scientist”
Grigory Zhirnov earned his master’s from ICEF in 2020 and is currently pursuing PhD studies. Grigory combines his research at HSE Laboratory for Macro-Structural Modeling of the Russian Economy with the job as chief economist at VTB Capital Asset Management. In this interview, Grigory talks about creating a match between job and academic studies, why early career scientists find HSE a great place to be, and what scientific explorations are maintained in banks.

Python, Chinese, Time-Management: ICEF's electives you can choose

Python, Chinese, Time-Management: ICEF's electives you can choose
Alongside with the core curriculum, ICEF offers a wide array of electives allowing students to learn programming, data management and much more. Here’s Natalia Arkhipova, BSc Programme Coordinator, about the courses available at ICEF as electives, language learning opportunities, and currently most popular student choice.

Yandex, Alfa Bank, DOM.RF: Connecting Students and Companies in Solving Cases

Yandex, Alfa Bank, DOM.RF: Connecting Students and Companies in Solving Cases
With many companies, February is the starting month of the recruiting season and the time for the prospective candidates to meet employers and show talent at career events. Vera Potekhina is in her third year of bachelor's degree at ICEF and has joined several case competitions and projects over the past month. Here’s Vera’s experience of solving companies’ real-life challenges and how connecting with employers can prompt the right career choice.