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Congratulations on joining the HSE University family! There are many adventures, new friends, and discoveries, both personal and academic awaiting you.

You will experience a lot of highs and lows, but no matter what happens, do not forget that HSE University is always there for you. Don't miss the opportunities that the University provides!

To get you started, we have prepared this Student Handbook [nicknamed Pochemuchnik in Russian], which will get you up to speed on all things HSE University.

Preventing COVID-19

Stay in the Loop

Hse.ru/en — University's main news feed

Hse.ru/en/our — key news items for HSE community

@pokrovka_hse — Instagram of the Pokrovka building

https://www.hse.ru/recommends — Useful information about living in Moscow

IQ.hse.ru/en — HSE research news

https://istudents.hse.ru/en/#fulldegree — International Student Support Centre

Studlife.hse.ru/en — news about student life at HSE University

https://www.facebook.com/hse.inter/ — Education at HSE for international students

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hse.international.students/ — Facebook group for international students at HSE University

Social Media

HSE Starter Pack

Telegram Stickers

To those beginning their studies and planning on not missing a single deadline in the new year, we invite you to begin preparing now.

With the help of new beginnings, calendars and planners with our beloved HSE crow can be begun any time of the year. You can print them out in any size, paste them into a day planner or hang them over your desk. It is has been proven that these tools retain their value regardless of how they are used!


 Calendar (PDF, 16,51 Mb)


 Planner (PDF, 24,99 Mb)


 List (PDF, 18,49 Mb)

Handbook Team

Pochemuchnik was created with heart and soul by a big team of HSE staff members and students.

This guide to HSE life would not be possible without the great effort from the Student Initiative Support Centre and help from the Student Development Office, the Department of Internationalisation, the Public Relations Office, Internal Research and Student's Academic Development Office, the Library, Degree Programmes Department, Online Media and Mobile Applications Office, eLearning Office, the Department of Career Development and Alumni Centre, Office of Staff and Student Benefits,Office for Dormitory, Guesthouse and Recreation Centre Management, and the Department of Physical Training.

Special thanks to the student organizations Ingroup STS, ESN, and Curators.

Unique design was created by the employees and students of the HSE Art and Design School

And as everything we do, this book was inspired and directed by HSE Vice Rectors and the Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov.