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'The Role of a Teacher Is to Be a Senior Partner, not Sacred Knowledge Keeper'

'The Role of a Teacher Is to Be a Senior Partner, not Sacred Knowledge Keeper'
After graduating from ICEF with bachelor's degree in 2017, Oleg Sobchenko re-joined ICEF as Corporate Finance lecturer. Currently an expert in financial product sales at VTB Bank’s corporate investment segment, Oleg shares why he thinks teaching can benefit bank officials,   how to avoid the frustration of not achieving the ‘successful success’, and why neural nets are unlikely to take our jobs.

ICEF Awarded Its Top Students LSE Summer School Courses

ICEF Awarded Its Top Students LSE Summer School Courses
Every year, ICEF awards its top students the opportunity to pursue a course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Summer School in London. Eligible for this award are first- and second-year undergraduates and students who excel in their studies at ICEF Academia.

"I Don’t Know a Thing More Satisfying Than a Win at Chess"

"I Don’t Know a Thing More Satisfying Than a Win at Chess"
In the recent Chess Club Cup tournament, held in Macedonia past September, ICEF bachelor student Semyon Lomasov earned the title of grandmaster. In this interview, Semyon shares what he thinks about chess as a career, how intuition can change approaches, and how the advent of artificial intelligence has revolutionized chess.How I fell in love with chess

"Face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable in academia": HSE and NES teamed up for Microeconomics Workshop

"Face-to-face interaction is irreplaceable in academia": HSE and NES teamed up for Microeconomics Workshop
On October 14, ICEF HSE, HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, and NES hosted a one-day, multiple-session workshop that featured the research being conducted by their scientists. A live streamed event held offline, the workshop proved another confirmation that digital services can never replace face-to-face communication.

ICEF Academia held a welcome meeting for its new enrollment

ICEF Academia held a welcome meeting for its new enrollment
Alongside with the core curriculum,ICEF Academia offers its students more advanced courses, research and scientific debate opportunities, and better preparation for academic careers. Presenting ICEF Academia to first-year students were its leaders, teachers, and ICEF graduate Arseny Stolyarov, who is currently doing a PhD at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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 Graduates Are the Pride of the New Russia’s Education System”

“ICEF Graduates Are the Pride of the New Russia’s Education System”
The residence of the British Ambassador hosted the graduation ceremony celebrating ICEF’s highest-performing members of the classes of 2020 and 2021. Congratulating the graduates, who were kindly welcomed by Ambassador Deborah Bronnert, were Nikita Anisimov, Rector of the Higher School of Economics, Alexander Shokhin, HSE President, and Sergey Yakovlev, Director at ICEF.

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.