HSE plans to launch an unusual dorm.
Higher School of Economics is a rare Russian university that doesn’t have a unified campus. Instead, it has over 20 buildings scattered around Moscow, and students often have to commute between them. 10 dormitories are located in various Moscow neighborhoods and suburbs. Naturally, HSE tries to provide students, primarily foreigners, with dormitories closest to subway stations so that navigation is not an issue.
In 2016/2017, HSE will try a new accommodation model where the university will rent flats close to Orekhovo subway station. Many foreign universities also lease flats for use as dormitories by senior students; only first- and second-year students stay on campus.
Over 300 spots will be provided to HSE Masters and senior Bachelors in fully furnished flats located in a green southeastern neighborhood of Moscow, next to Tsaritsyno Park. Each of these 1- to 3-bedroom apartments will house 3 to 7 students. While the university lease payments will be around 11,000 — 13,000 rubles (170-200 $) per student per month, occupants will have to cover only a quarter of that amount (3,100 rubles or 48$), which is well below the market average.