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About the Faculty

The Faculty of Physics was established in October 2016 to train research specialists in the natural science field of the Higher School of Economics. The first admission to the bachelor's and master's degree programs of the faculty took place in August 2017.

The main features of the HSE Faculty of Physics are:

- attracting world-class scientists actively working in science to teach modern physics from the first semester;

- the relationship between education and science-the development of a "basic system" based on intensive fundamental training of physics students in the first years of training and further increasing their professional training by directly including the basic organizations of the faculty – Institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences of the physical profile in real research.

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. 

The Faculty of Physics includes six joint departments:

  • Joint Department of Condensed Matter Physics with the Institute of Solid State Physics (RAS)
  • Joint Department of Low Temperature Physics with the Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems (RAS) 
  • Joint Department for Theoretical Physics with the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (RAS)
  • Joint Department of Space Physics with the Space Research Institute (RAS)
  • Joint Department of Quantum Optics and Nanophotonics with the Institute for Spectroscopy (RAS)
  • Joint Department of Quantum Technologies with Prokhorov General Physics Institute (RAS)
The International Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics is currently the main research division of the Faculty.

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

Educational programmes of the faculty:

  • Bachelor’s Programme 'Physics' (50 budget places, 5 paid places, 5 paid places for foreigners)

    The academic head of the program is V.N. Glazkov, Ph. D., Senior Researcher, Institute of Physical Sciences of the Russian Academy of Sciences named after P. L. Kapitsa.

  • Master’s Programme 'Physics' (24 budget places, 5 paid places, 5 paid places for foreigners)
    The academic head of the program is V.V. Lebedev, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Doctor of Ph. D., Senior Researcher at the Higher School of Economics.

 

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