HSE University (National Research University Higher School of Economics) is a young, dynamic university and one of most prestigious institutions of higher education in Russia, the CIS and Eastern Europe. In just over two decades since it was established in 1992, it has grown from a specialised institution focused on social and economic sciences to a comprehensive university engaged in multidisciplinary research, international cooperation and digital education. With more than 40,000 students on four campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Perm, HSE University is one of the largest universities in Russia. HSE offers high-quality education at all levels – from a lyceum for school students to postgraduate and MBA programmes. Students can pursue training in a number of fields, including the social sciences, economics, humanities, law, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology, as well as in creative disciplines. HSE is the only university in Russia that is ranked in top 100 of the Times Higher EducationYoung University Rankings. HSE was one of the first universities in Russia to develop digital instruments for use in education. Today, HSE ranks fifth worldwide by the number of courses on the global online platform Coursera. HSE’s English-taught online specialisation, Advanced Machine Learning, was the first course in Russia to receive the Outstanding Educator Award from Coursera in the Innovation category. Our faculty, researchers and students – representing more than 100 countries – are dedicated to maintaining the highest academic standards. HSE University operates more than 100 research institutes and centres, and about 40 international laboratories are led by internationally renowned scholars, including Nobel laureate Eric Maskin and Fields Medal laureate Andrey Okunkov. Moreover, as a leading centre for expert analysis, HSE plays an active role in developing legislation, policies and strategies for federal and regional implementation.