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Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism (GSU) is a learning and research division of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Founded in 2011, the School takes a multidisciplinary approach towards studying and planning modern cities, using the excellent foundation that one of Russia’s top universities has formed in the humanities and socioeconomics. The School’s mission is to create a centre in Russia for learning and research in urban studies and urban planning. It is envisioned that this centre will respond to the needs of the 21st century city and the corresponding era of megacities that are home to tens of millions of people with diverse interests and aspirations. These are cities where sources of information grow and the space for civil, creative, and economic opportunities expands. From 2016 the School is officially named in honor of its first dean and one of the founders — Alexander Vysokovsky (1948-2014).
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On June 25, 2018 an annual GSU graduation ceremony took place in the Shukhov Lab.
This year 33 students of the programme ‘Urban Development and Spatial Planning’ and 10 students of the international master’s programme ‘Advanced Urban Design’, a joint project of the HSE Graduate School of Urbanism and Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, completed their studies and received their degrees. Both programmes took two years to complete and ended with students’ presentations of their final research projects.
Professor Mikhail Blinkin, acting dean of the Graduate School of Urbanism, and GSU expert Gleb Vitkov greeted the graduates. Following the tradition, they first awarded diplomas to those students who got honors’ degrees. In 2018 there were nine such graduates out of 43.
More congratulations followed from the GSU team, including deputy dean Ivan Medvedev, academic supervisor of the master’s programme ‘Urban Development and Spatial Planning’ Ruslan Goncharov, ‘History of Urbanism’ course tutor Vladimir Nikolaev, GSU professor Oleg Baevskiy, and GSU senior lecturer Kirill Puzanov.
Congratulations to all our graduates and good luck in your future careers!