Since 2009, the Higher School of Economics (HSE) has been designated one of Russians few National Research Universities. It has a two-decade long involvement with the Government of Russia, acting as its primary resource think tank.
Within this advanced complex of academic research and recommendations, the School of Asian Studies (SAS) is a recently added element, to assist Russia in focusing on its interactions with the countries on its southern and eastern borders, and just beyond.
In order to facilitate this position, SAS provides its courses in English, so that students come with an IELTS certificate and leave with the strong ability to interact globally in their chosen field and language. The BA programme is language-based, specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Arabic. The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource.
As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research.
So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be!
Masters Program Socio-Political Development and Challenges in East Asia is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples.
In our program, we emphasize the research element, and that enables the students to
Produce masters papers conforming to the international level in terms of quality and thus the response of the academic community Give the students key skills which are adequate to todays global needs, as Asian countries are more and more playing stronger roles,
Form in the students the habit of systematic analysis, necessary in various fields, such as economics, politics, and finance.