HSE has more than 140 student organizations! Hence, you can definitely find something interesting for yourself. Be sure to try one of them and take part in many events that HSE student organizations hold throughout the year. This is not only a great opportunity to have a good time, but also a way to find new friends, like-minded people, and a unique platform to learn how to manage projects, create things, work in a team, and much, much more!
Search for student organizations on the HSE Family website and on the electronic version of Student Handbook.
- HSE BUSINESS CLUB
HSE Business Club is a community where students can network and learn from each other as well as from top business experts. There are two divisions of the club: public and private. Public BC organizes conferences and open Q&A with top Russian and foreign entrepreneurs. These types of meetings are open for everybody. Private BC is a community of student entrepreneurs with actual results in business. Members have private sessions and workshops with billionaires from Forbes list, top managers and famous entrepreneurs. They visit offices of big companies, network, help each other, collaborate, and share advice. If you are willing to join Private BC or our team, feel free to reach out to Victor via Telegram (@billion111)
- ELSA MOSCOW
The European Law Students Association (ELSA) brings together more than 50,000 law students from across 43 European countries. Founded in 1981, ELSA is the largest organization of law students that offers many opportunities for developing academic and practical skills, strengthening international relations, as well as broadening horizons and personal self-improvement. The goal of ELSA is to create a platform for students to communicate, develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, and interact with like-minded people and experienced practitioners from different countries and legal systems throughout Europe. It also aims at developing skills for professional life in international environment through mutual understanding, intercultural cooperation, and a wide variety of events and projects offered by the Association.
- KEYSTONE SOCIETY
Keystone is a non-commercial expert-to-student platform intended for individuals seeking jobs in the finance industry. The members of this organization are proud of their partnership with leading investment and commercial banks, which offers a solid foundation for networking and educational activities. The main goal of the organization is to give students a glimpse of the financial industry and equip them with every piece of advice on how to make a successful career start.
- ISHA MOSCOW
International Students of History Association (ISHA) was organized in Budapest in 1990. Nowadays, ISHA is represented in more than 60 sections in over 30 countries. In Russia, ISHA Moscow is the first charter opened by students in 2016. Since then, the organization has held several international student conferences and schools, as well as a range of local events. Members of ISHA Moscow actively participate in various international seminars (in Bulgaria, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Germany, and Serbia). This year celebrates the 5th anniversary of ISHA Moscow! ISHA invites you to become part of its active, young, friendly, and promising team aiming to promote communication and cultural exchange among history students on international level! Get in touch with ISHA Moscow via email@example.com or on the Facebook page.
- ECONOMISTS ASSOCIATION OF RUSSIA AND GERMANY DIALOG+
Dialog+ is an organization that consists of more than 8 regional groups, in both Russia and Germany. Students hold various events dedicated to topical issues of the Russian Federation and Germany, meetings with representatives of businesses, government and science, as well as business simulators, master classes, German language evenings and much more! The organization strives to contribute to developing friendly relations between the two countries.
- ESN HSE MOSCOW
ESN HSE Moscow is a local charter (and the only one in Moscow at the moment) of the biggest non-profit European student organization Erasmus Student Network. ESN supports international students and promotes student mobility. With various events, from charity fundraising to trips all over Russia, ESN HSE Moscow creates environment for cultural exchange among students at HSE.
AEGEE-Moskva is a local division of the largest European student association AEGEE-Europe in Moscow. AEGEE-Moskva was founded in 1991. It`s a non-governmental and non-profit student organization promoting the ideas of cooperation and integration among European youth. AEGEE-Europe has 13,000 members and approximately 200 local branches in 40 countries of the European Union and beyond. AEGEE is your door to the vast world of travel, new acquaintances and diverse experience in various fields of international cooperation. To join the organization, write to our HR Olga Volkova.
Hey!Say! is the Russian-Japanese speaking club within the School of Asian Studies. This is a zone of free interaction and development of intercultural communication. Everyone can take part in club meetings! You just need to contact us on social media in advance. Since club meetings are held mainly in Japanese, it is desirable to have a basic knowledge of Japanese.
Poboltaem? is a speaking club for Russian and international students. It was founded by HSE students who appreciate multilingualism, creativity and friendship. During the academic year students hold their meetings in English, German, Spanish, and other languages. The members of the organization believe that every student should attend at least one of these meetings to practice their speaking skills in a real conversation, forget about their fear of speaking a foreign language, express their point of view on various topics and get engaged in a friendly discussion. This is the perfect opportunity to meet people and to have fun while playing unusual games and solving tasks. Visit social media pages to contact the organization or learn more about the club and its upcoming meetings.
- HSE THEATRE
HSE theatre was founded in 1997 by Andrey Vershinin, an HSE student. Since 2000, graduates of the Acting Faculty of the Institute of Cinematography have contributed to the development of the theatre. Auditions are held annually. Students are engaged in acting and performing on stage. The theatre's repertoire includes over a dozen productions. This year, the theatre will start its 23rd season. We are waiting for you!
- HSE ART SCHOOL
HSE Art School is open all year round for those who want to acquire skills and learn the basics of Fine Arts. Here you can study according to the set curriculum, implement your own ideas and enjoy your creativity. The School is open to everyone, regardless of their experience and skills level. You can start practicing at any time.
- FORCE MAJOR CHOIR
Force MAJOR is a lively and bright band. Twice a week, students meet at rehearsals, where they learn to be multifaceted artists and create performances with the help of singing, dancing, and acting. They perform at both HSE and city events, participate in theatre productions, and even create their own events. Follow the information about our auditions on social networks and go for it!
- HSE ORCHESTRA
HSE Orchestra is a unique team of talented and creative students and teachers. We perform at various university ceremonies and public concerts. Another thing to be proud of is its foreign musicians who come to the Orchestra from different countries. Therefore, if you play a musical instrument, be sure to look into HSE Orchestra.
- SCHOOL OF MASS MEDIA PROJECT PRODUCTION
This is a unique educational project created by HSE students and graduates for students who want to become producers and learn how to make cool mass media projects in both digital and printed media, as well as large-scale shows of any format. You can enrol in the School in autumn. Students of any faculty can apply and come to the first meeting (or join online) to start producing.
- HSE MINECRAFT
HSE Minecraft is an online project that brings together students and applicants to all HSE University campuses under a virtual roof. An entertaining and informative platform gives users the opportunity to visit university buildings—pandemic, apocalypse, or meteor shower notwithstanding. Sturdy online bricks can withstand any impact. HSE Minecraft serves as a full-fledged venue for open house days, parties and concerts, as well as for lectures, seminars and other training sessions. While previous space limitations interfered with unlocking student potential, we now have an online space where there is enough room for everyone’s imagination and creativity! Do you want to help build and develop the project? Then join in!
- HSE GREEN
HSE Green is a student organization that promotes environmental education and sustainable practices. It regularly conducts environmental events and develops separate waste collection at university. If you are concerned about the state of the environment or want to develop a responsible lifestyle and share this experience with others, join HSE Green!
This is an association of active students of the Department of Operations Management and Logistics at the Graduate School of Business. The organization has been operating since 2011, and its list of events includes more than 50 activities! This is a community of active people who make the university life of new students truly unforgettable and help them become an integral part of the student community!
INCOMMUNITY is a unique student organization of the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design. It manages to do everything at the same time and will definitely help you develop and discover your talents. Members of the organization create educational and entertainment events, teach students event management skills, PR, SMM, design, video editing and photography. If you want to join us, DM us on our Vkontakte group and get ready for an interview.
InsideOut is a student organization that turns the stereotypes on the monotonous student life at the Faculty of World Economy and International Affiars inside out. The main goal of the organization is to hold events that help every student of the faculty interact with like-minded international experts, economists and orientalists, as well as to provide a platform for students to express their concerns about the educational process. If you want to join the organization, just write us a message on the Vkontakte group.
- STUDENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS INFORMATICS
It is an initiative group of students from the HSE Department of Business Informatics (Graduate School of Business). For many years, the members of the organization have been mixing their studies at university with various, but always unforgettable events, and they do not want to stop at all! The student club opens its doors immediately after the winter exam session. First, students are interviewed and then talk with the members of the club. At the second stage, applicants independently organize an event under the strict supervision of club members. Only the most proactive students find themselves among the members of the organization.
- HSE TOURIST CLUB
HSE Tourist Club is a place for those who love outdoor activities and travelling. The club organizes summer and winter backpacking trips, conducts lectures and workshops where experienced members share their secrets of backpacking life, teach navigation skills and explain how to provide first aid.
Student Project Contest
Do you or your student organization have an idea of a cool nonprofit project? Three times a year, you can submit your project to a competition and get financial support from the university to implement it. Any initiative can win the competition and get up to 300 000 roubles. In the Urban Projects category it is possible to get up to 1.5 million to implement your project!
The contest is a great opportunity to present your idea and get funding regardless of the project scale—it could be a small photo exhibition or a major city festival.
The Cultural Centre is a space that brings together people who are ready to implement their most daring ideas. The Centre hosts academic and extracurricular events, as well as sports classes, and Open Days. It broadcasts major HSE events.
Cultural Centre is located at 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard (Building Z).
Each year, HSEcoins are awarded to university’s students and staff members. You can obtain and transfer them to student projects via HSEcoin section on the HSE Family website. Creators of student projects can purchase goods and services for the equivalent amount in roubles through the Student Initiative Support Centre. HSEcoin-rouble exchange rate is set annually by the university.