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About the Faculty

The HSE Faculty of Physics values research experience as an integral aspect of education, from as early as the undergraduate level. The faculty is being developed in collaboration with leading RAS institutes, including the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems, Institute of Solid State Physics, Prokhorov General Physics Institute, Institute for Spectroscopy, and the Space Research Institute. We plan to open six joint departments with RAS institutes as part of the faculty in 2016-2018. This will increase to eight joint departments in 2020.

Undergraduate and Master’s programmes at the new faculty will offer both course work and research experience. Firstly, students will be able to obtain a comprehensive education by attending lectures and seminars, as well as by completing laboratory work. Secondly, they will have the opportunity to study in HSE’s experimental laboratories created as part of the RAS physics institutes. From their third year of study, students will be able to choose a specialisation and have the opportunity to carry out research projects.

Undergraduate and Master’s programmes in physics at the new faculty opened enrolments in 2017. The plan is to enroll 40 undergraduates and 20 Master’s students in HSE-funded places. The Doctoral School of Physics is looking forward to welcoming new students (the first doctoral students in Physics and Astronomy already enrolled at HSE this year).

The faculty will become part of the global academic community. Over the next three years, the Faculty of Physics will sign several agreements with leading international universities and research centres. This will make it possible for Master’s students to take part in internships at these institutions, which is crucial for their development as researchers. There will also be mini-courses, which will be taught by visiting scholars from all over the world.

Faculty of physics-December-7-16-2016.pdf