Summer University as a Tool to Attract International Students
In 2014, International Summer University was launched at Higher School of Economics in addition to other summer programs. The Summer University (SU) is a platform where students from all over the world come for two months to take courses by HSE’s leading professors. SU is aimed at three equally important goals: making regular HSE programs and exchange education (exchange programs, study abroad) attractive for international students, internationalising educational processes at HSE, and improving the university’s international visibility. On the one hand, the Summer University shares some features typical for traditional summer schools, on the other hand, it is quite different from other short-term educational programs. In this brief paper I will try to: a) identify SU student body; b) analyse SU student body; c) outline prospects for further development.