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‘I Hope that the New Academic Year Will Be Full of Vivid Emotions, Thrilling Discoveries, and the Happiest Life Changes for All of Us’

‘I Hope that the New Academic Year Will Be Full of Vivid Emotions, Thrilling Discoveries, and the Happiest Life Changes for All of Us’
HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov has congratulated students, teachers, and staff on Knowledge Day, which marks the beginning of the new academic year and is celebrated in Russia on September 1. ‘This day marks the new opportunities that open up to us and calls us to climb the most unreachable heights,’ he said.

ICEF MSc Programme in Financial Economics: Today and Tomorrow

ICEF MSc Programme in Financial Economics: Today and Tomorrow
The 2022/23 academic year has come to an end and we feel this is the perfect time to reflect on the current performance and future progress of our master’s programme. Here’s how ICEF Director Sergey Yakovlev, MSc Programme Academic Supervisor Maxim Nikitin, and Head of ICEF Career Services Victoria Pralich see its future.

ICEF Celebrates the 2023 Graduation Ceremony

The 2023 graduation ceremony. HSE ICEF
ICEF’s 2023 graduation ceremony was held in HSE Cultural Centre and celebrated the graduation of the 23rd class of bachelor’s and the 15th class of master’s students. The two classes were awarded their degrees and delivered graduation speeches before an audience of ICEF faculty, HSE leaders, staff, and families.

“ICEF Taught Me to Think Globally”

“ICEF Taught Me to Think Globally”
Alena Shurtakova earned her bachelor’s from ICEF and her master’s from IE Business School in Madrid. In 2023 Alena completed her MBA graduate studies at Columbia Business School in New York and is currently employed as a consultant in McKinsey office in San Francisco. Here’s why Alena thinks international academic experience is a big benefit, why do an MBA, and how schools and businesses can facilitate human potential.

“Academic Success is Largely a Matter of Making Self-Discipline a Habit in Year One”

Vladimir Averin
Vladimir Averin is in his fourth year of studying at HSE ICEF and has become an absolute winner in the Econometrics Universiade 2023, an annual competition organized by Moscow State University. This has been Vladimir’s second win, last year he showed second best result. In 2023 Vladimir is starting his PhD study at Yale University (USA). In this interview, he tells about the benefits of studying at HSE, why Econometrics requires creativity, and how to win a scholarship from Yale University Department of Statistics and Data Science.

“ICEF is a Perfect Blend of Theoretical Knowledge and Practical Application”

Polina Chichulina
Polina Chichulina enrolled in ICEF MSc Financial Economics after completing her bachelor’s studies at HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences. Currently in her first year of the programme, Polina joined SPIEF Academy 2023. Here’s how Polina defines the key advantage of MSc Financial Economics, how ICEF students benefit from the alumni engagement, and what major highlights SPIEF Academy came with in 2023.

ICEF MSc Students Passed Thesis Defense

ICEF MSc Students Passed Thesis Defense
Of the 18 students who presented their thesis studies, 3 received the maximum score (10) and 7 excellent scores (8 and 9). This year’s class’s theses deal with topics as diverse as cryptocurrency markets, pension schemes, gender impact on financial transactions, and even climate trade and carbon futures pricing.