Consistently ranked as one of Russia’s top universities, HSE University is a leader in Russian education and one of the preeminent economics and social sciences universities in eastern Europe and Eurasia. Having rapidly grown into a well-renowned research university over two decades, HSE University sets itself apart with its international presence and cooperation.

Our faculty, researchers, and students represent over 90 countries, and are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards.  Our newly-adopted structural reforms support HSE University’s drive to internationalize and conduct groundbreaking research.

Now a dynamic university with four campuses, HSE University is a leader in combining Russian education traditions with the best international teaching and research practices. HSE University offers outstanding educational programmes from secondary school to doctoral studies, with top departments and research centres in a number of fields. We are ranked among top 100 institutions worldwide in Politics & International Studies, Sociology, Economics & Econometrics in the QS – World University Rankings by Subject.

Since 2013, HSE University has been a member of the 5-100 Russian Academic Excellence Project, a highly selective government programme aimed at boosting the international competitiveness of Russian universities.


Bachelor’s Programme ‘Business Informatics’

The Business Informatics Bachelor’s programme is aimed at training professionals in the development and use of information systems and technologies in business. It educates students in the fields of informatics, economics and management. Graduates will be employable in sectors of IT where demand for specialists is at its highest: system architects, system integrators, business analysts, IT managers, IT consultants, IT project managers, sales and service specialists and business development specialists. Over the course of the programme, students can undertake internships at leading Russian and foreign companies, as well as participate in academic exchange programmes with European partner universities and obtain a CEA™ certification (Certified e-Marketing Analyst).

Urban Planning

This programme trains specialists with unique interdisciplinary knowledge in sociology, humanities, technology, and economics, as well as analytical, research and project skills, who can pursue successful careers in urban management and socio-economic and spatial planning. Our graduates are sought after by consulting, design, architectural, urban design organizations and analytical firms, as well as local government institutions. They also find interesting work in mass media outlets covering urban and regional development.


Bachelor’s Programme ‘Cellular and Molecular Biotechnologies’

This practice-oriented programme was developed to train specialists in molecular biodiversity, quantum biochemistry, protein lifetime/degradation control and management, intercellular interaction, the molecular basis of genetic information transmission and management of the life expectancy of organisms, biotechnologies (e.g., bionanotechnology), bioengineering and bioinformatics.

Bachelor’s Programme ‘Asian and African Studies’

One of the most balanced and comprehensive programmes offered by a European university covering the countries and populations of Asia. Students undertake at least one Asian language (Arabic, Chinese, Korean or Japanese) and can choose a programme trajectory: either the historical-cultural development of Asian countries, or their economic-social development. A lot of time is devoted to developing the students’ practical skills, working with numerous institutions in Asian countries, as well as to examining business models and social-political processes. A range of units are offered in English, many of them by native speakers. Graduates can continue with a Master’s programme, administered in collaboration with European and Asian universities, or can find work in the academic, analytical or practical spheres in areas connected to Asian countries and Russian politics in this region.

Mongolia and Tibet

New Programme. First intake in 2020.

This programme incorporates a wide range of academic courses designed to provide students with extensive knowledge in the fields of philology, history, and culture as these relate to Mongolia and Tibet. All courses are based on knowledge of modern Mongolian, Mongolian old script, and classical Tibetan.

The programme ‘Mongolia and Tibet’ aims to meet the growing demand for qualified specialists who are well-versed in the region’s traditional culture, history, religion, and languages, as well as knowledgeable about the current geopolitical climate of Mongolia and Tibet. 

Bachelor’s Programme ‘Informatics and Computer Hardware and Software’

The programme provides its participants with the fundamental knowledge and essential skills in software development, computer technology hardware and software, network and Internet technologies and development of computer modelling and automatic design systems. Graduates of the programme will be able to work for software development firms, in computer production and sales, as specialists in the ICS departments of large industrial companies and as computing department managers. They will also have the option of continuing their studies by undertaking a Master’s programme.

Bachelor’s Programme ‘Software Engineering’

This programme was designed to educate and train programmers, system analysts and system architects. Graduates are highly employable in the industrial production of software for information and computer systems for a wide range of uses. The curriculum places particular emphasis on projects: students take part in international seminars organized with the support of major software corporation, SAP, as well as faculty business partners, which include major international and Russian IT companies.

International Relations

The HSE Bachelor’s programme in ‘International Relations’ is based on a unique educational concept, which aims at producing specialists in IR with fundamental economic knowledge and who are capable of working as analysts and IR experts. In today’s world, it is no longer enough to be well-informed about the realities of a particular country or region, or only be able to analyze processes in separate spheres such as economics, politics, security or culture and information technologies. It is much more important to see the interconnection of all these issues and be ready to constantly ‘up‘ one’s knowledge with ever newer components from various subjects and fields.

Media Communications

‘Media Communications’ as a field of study is very new in the Russian Federation. It was created in response to a demand on the market which has continued to increase in recent years. The proposed programme is the first to combine the creative, technical and managerial areas of this field, such that students are capable of working in a diverse range of positions at the cutting edge of media communications.



There are 4 elevators in the building – two passenger elevators and two service elevators.

A block includes two rooms – a small room (13,8 – 13,9 sq m for two persons) and a big one (19,3 – 20,0 sq m for three persons).

All rooms are fully equipped for comfortable living: beds (with mattresses), desks, chairs, closets with three sections for clothes and bedside-tables.

There is a separate WC and a bathroom in each block.

Students are responsible for cleaning their rooms themselves.

There are kitchens on Floors 1, 3,6,8,10,12.

Each kitchen includes a sink, a microwave oven, a purifier, a table and chairs.

There are three electric stoves with four cooking plates on each in the kitchen on the first floor.

Students and cleaning companies are in charge of cleaning these kitchens and follow a rota.

The kitchens are open 24/7.

There are laundry rooms on Floors 3,6,8,10,12. Each room is equipped with two washing machines.

Laundry rooms are open 24/7. Students are provided with: a pillow, a pillow cover, a mattress, a mattress cover, a woolen blanket, a bedspread, and a set of bedclothes: a sheet, a blanket cover, a pillowcase, and a towel.

Bedclothes are changed weekly.

There is an ironing board and an iron on each floor.

Free WiFi is available on 12 floors, authorization required. Connection speed is 100 megabytes per second.

There is a café on the first floor.

There are also supermarkets Magnit, Pyatiorochka, Perekrestok 24 and AVK as well as Domino’s Pizza and Brusnika cafe within walking distance.

There are rooms for studying and leisure on each floor.

There are two gyms on floors 5 and 6.

Private security supervises the dorm.

Guards monitor what happens inside the facilities, and video cameras have been installed near the dormitory’s entrance and along its perimeters.

Parents and guests are allowed in the dorm daily between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.

The dormitory is open 24/7 for HSE students.

About City

The political, scientific, historical, architectural and business center of Russia, Moscow displays the country’s contrasts at their most extreme. The ancient and modern are juxtaposed side by side in this city of 10 million. Catch a metro from one of the ornate stations to see Red Square, the Kremlin, the nine domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin’s Mausoleum, the KGB Museum and other symbols of Moscow’s great and terrible past, then lighten up and shop Boulevard Ring or people watch in Pushkin Square.

Moscow has a humid continental climate with long, cold (although average by Russian standards) winters usually lasting from mid-November through the end of March, and warm summers. More extreme continental climates at the same latitude- such as parts of Eastern Canada or Siberia- have much colder winters, suggesting that there is still significant moderation from the Atlantic Ocean. Weather can fluctuate widely with temperatures ranging from −25 °C (−13 °F) in the city and −30 °C (−22 °F) in suburbs to above 5 °C (41 °F) in the winter, and from 10 to 35 °C (50 to 95 °F) in the summer.

Typical high temperatures in the warm months of June, July and August are around a comfortable 20 to 26 °C (68 to 79 °F), but during heat waves (which can occur between May and September), daytime high temperatures often exceed 30 °C (86 °F), sometimes for a week or two at a time. In the winter, average temperatures normally drop to approximately −10 °C (14 °F), though almost every winter there are periods of warmth with day temperatures rising above 0 °C (32 °F), and periods of cooling with night temperatures falling below −30 °C (−22 °F). These periods usually last about a week or two.

The highest temperature ever recorded was 38.2 °C (100.8 °F) at the VVC weather station and 39.0 °C (102.2 °F) in the center of Moscow and Domodedovo airport on July 29, 2010 during the unusual 2010 Northern Hemisphere summer heat waves. Record high temperatures were recorded for January, March, April, May, July, August, November, and December in 2007–2014.The average July temperature from 1981 to 2010 is 19.2 °C (66.6 °F). The lowest ever recorded temperature was −42.1 °C (−43.8 °F) in January 1940. Snow, which is present for about five months a year, often begins to fall mid October, while snow cover lies in November and melts at the beginning of April.

Parks and landmarks
There are 96 parks and 18 gardens in Moscow, including four botanical gardens. There are 450 square kilometres (170 sq mi) of green zones besides 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) of forests. Moscow is a very green city, if compared to other cities of comparable size in Western Europe and North America; this is partly due to a history of having green “yards” with trees and grass, between residential buildings. There are on average 27 square meters (290 sq ft) of parks per person in Moscow compared with 6 for Paris, 7.5 in London and 8.6 in New York.Gorky Park (officially the Central Park of Culture and Rest named after Maxim Gorky), was founded in 1928. The main part (689,000 square metres or 170 acres) along the Moskva river contains estrades, children’s attractions (including the Observation Wheel water ponds with boats and water bicycles), dancing, tennis courts and other sports facilities. It borders the Neskuchny Garden (408,000 square metres or 101 acres), the oldest park in Moscow and a former imperial residence, created as a result of the integration of three estates in the 18th century. The Garden features the Green Theater, one of the largest open amphitheaters in Europe, able to hold up to 15 thousand people. Several parks include a section known as a “Park of Culture and Rest”, sometimes alongside a much wilder area (this includes parks such as Izmaylovsky, Fili and Sokolniki). Some parks are designated as Forest Parks (lesopark).

Izmaylovsky Park, created in 1931, is one of the largest urban parks in the world along with Richmond Park in London. Its area of 15.34 square kilometres (5.92 sq mi) is six times greater than that of Central Park in New York.

Sokolniki Park, named after the falcon hunting that occurred there in the past, is one of the oldest parks in Moscow and has an area of 6 square kilometres (2.3 sq mi). A central circle with a large fountain is surrounded by birch, maple and elm tree alleys. A labyrinth composed of green paths lies beyond the park’s ponds.

Losiny Ostrov National Park (“Elk Island” National Park), with a total area of more than 116 square kilometres (45 sq mi), borders Sokolniki Park and was Russia’s first national park. It is quite wild, and is also known as the “city taiga” – elk can be seen there.

Tsytsin Main Botanical Garden of Academy of Sciences, founded in 1945 is the largest in Europe. It covers the territory of 3.61 square kilometres (1.39 sq mi) bordering the All-Russia Exhibition Center and contains a live exhibition of more than 20 thousand species of plants from around the world, as well as a lab for scientific research. It contains a rosarium with 20 thousand rose bushes, a dendrarium, and an oak forest, with the average age of trees exceeding 100 years. There is a greenhouse taking up more than 5,000 square metres (53,820 square feet) of land.

The All-Russian Exhibition Center (Всероссийский выставочный центр), formerly known as the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VSKhV) and later Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKh), though officially named a “permanent trade show”, is one of the most prominent examples of Stalinist-era monumental architecture. Among the large spans of a recreational park, areas are scores of elaborate pavilions, each representing either a branch of Soviet industry and science or a USSR republic. Even though during the 1990s it was, and for some part still is, misused as a gigantic shopping center (most of the pavilions are rented out for small businesses), it still retains the bulk of its architectural landmarks, including two monumental fountains (Stone Flower and Friendship of Nations) and a 360 degrees panoramic cinema. In 2014 the park returned to the name Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, and in the same year huge renovation works had been started. Lilac Park, founded in 1958, has a permanent sculpture display and a large rosarium.

Moscow has always been a popular destination for tourists. Some of the more famous attractions include the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, Moscow Kremlin and Red Square,which was built between the 14th and 17th centuries.The Church of the Ascension at Kolomenskoye, which dates from 1532, is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and another popular attraction.

Near the new Tretyakov Gallery there is a sculpture garden, Museon, often called “the graveyard of fallen monuments” that displays statues of the former Soviet Union that were removed from their place after its dissolution.

Other attractions include the Moscow Zoo, a zoological garden in two sections (the valleys of two streams) linked by a bridge, with nearly a thousand species and more than 6,500 specimens.Each year, the zoo attracts more than 1.2 million visitors. Many of Moscow’s parks and landscaped gardens are protected natural environments.

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