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The New Economic School Moscow, Russia

“ I was greatly impressed by the students  of the New Economic School, who are eager to take advantage  of the opportunities  of the 21st century � U.S. President Barack Obama, in his address after the 2009 NES MAE graduation ceremony


Immigration Information Accommodations


Academic Program


Life in Moscow


Student Experiences

ty of the top economics departments worldwide, including MIT, Princeton, Yale, Berkeley, and the London School of Economics. NES offers 2-year master’s programs in economics and finance and, starting from 2011, an undergraduate program in economics in partnership with another prominent Russian institution – the Higher School of Economics (HSE). The Joint HSE-NES Undergraduate Program is the first undergraduate program in Russia to combine liberal arts and science curricula. The goal of such a balanced curriculum is to provide a broad liberal arts education, while giving a strong structured core in economics and mathematics.

• Liberal arts approach to curriculum development • Economics curriculum covering all traditional areas, as well as courses in social sciences and humanities • Courses in Russian and East European studies, including economics of transition, economic and cultural history of Eastern Europe, studies of post-Soviet regimes, and Russian history and literature • Courses in Russian as a second language


The New Economic School (NES) was founded in 1992 with the mission of developing modern economics education and research in Russia. NES was the first educational institution in Russia to attract faculty with PhDs from internationally renowned universities, including Harvard, Oxford, MIT, the London Business School, and Columbia. NES has consistently received the highest ranking among the top economics research departments in Russia and Eastern Europe. Over its 20 years of existence, NES has placed more than 200 of its MA Economics graduates in PhD programs abroad, including more than 50 to top-5 PhD programs in Economics. Now NES graduates are among facul-

Academic Program CURRICULUM

Why NES?

• Faculty who have earned PhDs and/or worked at the world’s leading universities • Faculty with publications in top economic journals, including QJE, AER, REStud, and Econometrica • Professors with publications in top political science journals, such as APSR and AJPS • Visiting professors from universities such as MIT, Penn State, University of Michigan, LBS, and others


NES covers the cost of the visa and invitation letter for those who will complete internships during their stay. Those studying abroad at NES are responsible for the costs associated with obtaining a Russian visa.


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NES offers international students a multiple-entry student visa. NES provides an invitation letter and then students apply for a visa at a Russian Consulate or through a visa service.

Housing is offered in dormitories which are a half-hour commute from the NES campus. Each dorm suite is shared by five students and consists of two bedrooms, a bathroom, shower, and lobby area with a refrigerator. Each floor holds a kitchen wellstocked with cooking supplies, stoves, and microwave ovens. AÂ large park complete with trails and an ice skating rink is located across the street from the dormitory, and several grocery stores are within a five-minute walk. Directly in front of the complex is a bus stop, and the nearest Metro station (Prospekt Vernadskovo on the Red Line) is a ten-minute walk away. The commute from the dormitories to the NES campus takes half an hour.

Life in Moscow Moscow’s cultural attractions are highly accessible to students as NES is located just a few Metro stops away from Moscow’s historic center. Most museums in Moscow offer sizable student discounts, and NES students and faculty are brimming with recommendations. With a population of more than 11 million people, Moscow is the largest city in Europe, so there is no shortage of things to explore.

Students can expect to find opportunities for socializing and entertainment without even getting on the Metro. NES is home to an involved student community responsible for many student organizations, from Film Club to NES Debate. NES also offers ample opportunities for students to interact with leaders from different industries both in Russia and abroad. Students are offered extracurricular weekly seminars and various special events with key speakers representing different industries around the world. 3

Student Experiences

Frequently Asked Questions How is NES different from other universities in Russia?


study linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. I am currently interning at NES, and taking two BAE courses. I was surprised by the intimate setting NES offers its students; both of my classes are small and my professors are highly invested in the progress of their students in spite of their prominent research careers. Students here are friendly and love to exchange ideas. They take their studies seriously – not only in contrast to my preconceptions about Russian academia, but also to an extent that has caused me to reevaluate the attitudes towards education I’ve inherited as an American. This school occupies a dynamic position in Russian academia, and I only recommend NES if you want to avoid all the cliches students bring home from typical study abroad programs.” Andy McMahon, the University of Texas at Austin



is like Warren Buffet: an outlying occurrence at one end of a distribution. It exists against all odds! And that’s what made it appealing to me when I was considering options for studying abroad in Russia. There is nothing wizardly about appreciating the role of econometrics, math, and monetary theory in modern economics. But NES is the one Russian university that understands this fact. Even though I’d previously had access to world-renowned faculty at the University of California, at NES I found something more: a highly-motivated group of students. Most universities can provide books and resources, but only a few distinguished ones are able to inspire interest in learning from the bottom up. NES is such a university.” Segah Meer, NES MAE Class of 2012

The New Economic School acknowledges the importance that offering smaller class sizes has to students’ success. NES also upholds high standards of academic integrity. The School’s small size and tightly knit community is more convenient and allows for easier networking than at larger Russian universities.

Is knowledge of the Russian language required to study or intern at NES? No, but living in Moscow is easier with some knowledge of Russian. Students with no prior exposure to Russian are welcome to take a Russian language course, or can simply take advantage of NES students’ eagerness to help international students adapt. Those with prior exposure to the language will have plenty of opportunities to improve!

Is there a residence hall for students? Yes, students live at a dormitory which is a 30-minute commute from the NES campus. The dorms are equipped with all necessities, including a kitchen on each floor stocked with cooking supplies. How do I know if NES is right for me? If you are curious about life in Russia, eager to work with one of the most important institutions in Eastern Europe, and — most importantly — adventurous, you will be able to take any challenges in stride.

What is the Russian visa process like for U.S. citizens? Consult for information on how to obtain a Russian visa. The process is more complicated than those of many other countries, but you can avoid any issues by applying for your visa far in advance.

The New Economic School

NES International Office May 2013 Brochure Contact us via email: For Additional Information about NES: 47, Nakhimovskiy Prospekt 117418, Moscow, Russia +7 (495) 956-95-08 +7 (499) 129-17-00 +7 (499) 129-37-22 (Fax)

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