Students of the Higher School of Economics will practice at the communication agency "RSR"

24 November 2021

The Communications Agency RSR and the National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (NRU "HSE") are starting cooperation on the practical training of students. The cooperation agreement was signed by Vadim Melnikov, Director General of DBO LLC, and Andrey Melville, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Social Sciences.

Students of the Faculty of Social Sciences will undergo practical training in the analytical department of the RSR under the guidance of the head of the analytics department Elena Borisenko and Vadim Melnikov. Vadim Melnikov is a graduate of the Higher School of Economics, graduated from the magistracy of the Faculty of Sociology under the program "Applied Methods of Socio-Economic Analysis of Markets", and started working at RBS in 2009. Elena Borisenko is a graduate of the RSUH Faculty of Sociology, who has been working in the RBS team since 2016 and has extensive successful experience working on many projects, including national and international ones.

Internship at RBO is prestigious for students, since the organization has high ratings in the field of communications and services: it is one of the leading performers in the implementation of the national projects "Safe Quality Roads" and "Demography", has a consultative status with the Economic and Social Council Organization of the United Nations (UN ECOSOC), is a member of the leading specialized associations (AMP, AKAR, RASO, AKMR), ranks 12th in the Top 20 of the National Rating of Communications Companies (NR2K) , the head of the company Vadim Melnikov is in the TOP-10 leaders in the field of communications (AKMR) and in the top 250 top executives of the Top 1000 Russian Managers rating (Kommersant Publishing House), the RBO team is a finalist and laureate of many prestigious competitions, including the Silver Archer.

Novice sociologists will take part in RBO projects on analytical activities and sociological research in various sectors - security, road infrastructure, transport, construction, education, tourism, and a healthy lifestyle. In the future, the organizations plan to develop cooperation by attracting students from other faculties of the Higher School of Economics to practice.

“The implementation of joint projects will allow HSE students to gain work experience even at the stage of study, immerse themselves in the activities of a real organization, and understand the intricacies of organizing analytical work in the format of projects. To date, the first pilot research project has been launched, we hope for the development of cooperation,” said Daria Prisyazhnyuk, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

“Vyshka is a high-quality brand for personnel training. Working with students of one of the leading research centers in the country is a great trust in our organization, we thank you for this recognition. For us, working with the younger generation is an important mission, social responsibility and, of course, an investment. We will be able to see young professionals in real-life conditions and assess their potential. This is one of the most effective tools in the search for and fight for talents,” Vadim Melnikov explained.

“Cooperation between organizations is also useful in terms of exchanging experience,” noted Elena Borisenko, “HSE students will be able to share their knowledge and the latest developments gained at the Higher School of Economics, and RSR has extensive practical experience, which, in turn, will valuable to students.

The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the most versatile at HSE. This is the result of the merger of the faculties of sociology, applied political science, psychology, state and municipal administration, which became departments, and a number of laboratories, research centers and institutes. Such a synthesis of educational and research areas in the field of social sciences is a characteristic feature of the best world practices of a modern research university.



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