For the First Time, HSE Holds Olympiad Competitions in Indonesia
The delegation included Dr. Alexey Maslov, the head of HSE’s School of Asian Studies, Ekaterina Sintsova, a manager in HSE’s International Admissions Office, and Ivan Stenin, a senior lecturer in HSE’s School of Linguistics.
Since 2014, HSE has worked in Indonesia. Earlier this year, a delegation visited universities and held open lectures in Jakarta and Bandung. Based on the high level of interest in HSE among Indonesian students, HSE decided to hold International Olympiad competitions for secondary school students. In addition, HSE professors delivered lectures and staff met with universities.
The International Olympiad competitions were given in English language and mathematics, drawing more than 400 participants. The events were supported by the Russian Center of Science and Culture Indonesia, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Moscow, the Department of Education of Jakarta Capital City Government, and the Department of Education of West Java Province Government. At SMAN Unggulan MH. Thamrin in Jakarta, the HSE delegation met with the school principal to discuss future cooperation with the school. At SMAN 3 in Bandung, HSE discussed signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education in West Java Province, which could potentially formalize collaboration of future prospective projects.
The delegation visited to two universities: Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung and London School of Public Relations (LSPR) in Jakarta. Dr. Maslov delivered a lecture titled “New Challenges to Asia: Russia and Indonesia” to audiences at both universities, followed by lively question and answer sessions. Mr. Stenin delivered a lecture titled "The Interpretations of Words and a Linguistic Picture of the World” at the Faculty of Cultural Studies at Universitas Padjadjaran for Russian-speaking students and teachers.
Members of the HSE delegation met with the governing bodies of Universitas Padjadjaran to discuss specified joint projects for students and instructors as well as other collaborative activities. In addition, HSE will work closely to develop Russian language courses with the Faculty of Cultural Studies and a Russia-ASEAN study center with Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.
The HSE delegation was invited to LSPR Graduation Day, where a meeting was held with the university’s founder, Mrs. Prita Kemal Gani. In a meeting with representatives from the departments' leadership, academic exchanges, a workshop in Bali, and a perspective joint MBA program were all discussed.
On the last day of the trip, Mr. Stenin gave a presentation at the Russian Cultural Center in Jakarta. Titled "Linguistic Corpora and Online Resources in Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language," his lecture was intended to help teachers prepare teaching materials for advanced students.
HSE will continue to explore and develop areas for cooperation with local government, universities, and schools in Indonesia.