International Cooperation

The faculty’s international activities are aimed at achieving greater integration into the global educational and research community. The HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs cooperates with leading universities and research institutions around the world through academic exchange programmes and participation in international educational and research projects.

Centre for International Cooperation is responsible for building ties with foreign educational establishments.

The faculty collaborates with the following international universities and research centres:

    • Harvard University
    • Stanford University
    • Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain
    • Economist Group–EIU, Austria
    • ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Germany
    • European Center for Leadership Development (ECLD), Finland
    • International Centre for Development of Education, France
    • International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland
World Trade Institute (WTI), Bern, Switzerland

Complex Research and Educational Cooperation

The Faculty implements a series of complex research and educational projects involving long-term cooperation in different fields with priority partners that include:

Harvard University

For several years, cooperation activities have been carried out within the framework of the working group on the future development of Russian-American relations, with Russian doctoral students and young researchers receiving internships at Harvard University.

HSE and Harvard University are planning to sign a bilateral agreement on exchange programmes for doctoral students and young researchers.

The Faculty is also working on the development of the working group’s activity focusing on organizing open lectures and master classes on the world economy and international affairs by leading experts from HSE and Harvard University.

East China Normal University (ECNU)

The faculty signed a framework agreement with the ECNU that enables the support of the ‘Asian Studies’ pathway of the master’s programme ‘International Relations: European and Asian Studies’. Since 2011 a joint Russian-Chinese summer school on world economy and international affairs has been held annually, and since 2013, an academic exchange programme and internships for 2nd-year master’s students have been running.

The universities are planning to implement a joint double degree master’s programme and to encourage ECNU students to study at HSE.

Santander Bank (within the framework of the support programme for the Center for Comprehensive European and International Studies (CCEIS))

The support programme includes internships for students and professional development programmes for lecturers, as well as organizing research seminars and conferences.

The faculty plans to establish closer contacts with the University of La Rioja (Madrid, Spain) and a number of Latin American higher education institutions.

Joint master’s programmes 

Double degree programmes and programmes implemented in the framework of the institutional support:

Student exchange programmes

Students take part in exchange programmes in the following universities
within the framework of all-university agreements:

  • Humboldt University of Berlin,
  • the University College London,
  • the University of Cologne,
  • Frankfurt  School of Finance & Management,
  • the University of Bologna,
  • Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po).

Within the framework of faculty agreements:

  • The University of Pennsylvania (admissions for international students)
  • Language internships in Japan (in collaboration with Nihon Ryugaku Center)
  • Internships in Argentina (in collaboration with La Universidad de Ciencias Empresariales y Sociales)
  • grants for master’s programmes and summer courses for students (in collaboration with University of Bern World Trade Institute) 

Internships for young researchers and doctoral students in the framework of joint research projects

  • Stanford University, USA;
  • Harvard University, USA;
  • East China Normal University (since 2013), China;
  • Internships at WTO Secretariat (for more information please see Cooperation with international organisations).

Summer schools

  • on international affairs in cooperation with East China Normal University,
  • on world economy in cooperation with the University of Lucerne, Switzerland;

Cooperation with international organisations

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):

since 2007 the Department of Trade Policy has been a member of UNCTAD virtual institute that allows the faculty:
  • to exchange study materials via the virtual institute website;
  • to participate in an annual study internship in Geneva for students with lectures delivered by UNCTAD, WTO and WIPO experts;
  • to take part in video conferences on UNCTAD World Investment Report;
  • to conduct joint research and receive grants from member universities;

WTO project of the Department of Trade Policy:

  • course ‘WTO module’ delivered by WTO staff members;
  • internships in WTO Secretariat for doctoral students;
  • joint research seminars;
  • participation in the ELSA Moot Court contest.

ICTSD project of the Department of Trade Policy:

  • joint research;
  • pre-graduate practice.

BRICS Network University:

  • offering in conformity with own laws Masters and PhD. programmes; short-term training and modular courses;
  • development and implementation of joint research projects, innovative activity within the frames of educational programmes;
  • organization of the academic mobility of students, the university faculty and staff of the BRICS NU participants.