The Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Moscow was established in 1992 on the initiative of renowned economists and leading reformers in the Russian Government. The HSE was awarded university status in 1995, and in cooperation with leading European universities, including Erasmus University Rotterdam, the University Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, and the London School of Economics, it has established itself as one of the leading universities in Russia in the fields of economics, social and political sciences.
In 2003 the HSE became a member of the European University Association (EUA) and joined the Institutional Management in Higher Education (IMHE) program of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The university actively participates in EUA and IMHE projects aimed at enhancing the quality of university programs, research and governance.
The university consists of eighteen faculties and schools. Instruction in economics is integral to the curricula of the HSE faculties, as well as a strong commitment to equip future professionals with general analytical competence and an in-depth knowledge of foreign languages.
The cooperation agreement between Middlebury College and HSE was signed in 2011 and has provided our students with the possibility to study economics and political science from the Russian perspective with a wide spectrum of courses to choose from. Courses taken by students at Middlebury School in Russia have included such specific disciplines as the Practice of Social Reforms and Strategies against Corruption.