The Academic Representation of Humboldt-Universität in Moscow
was set up at the Higher School of Economics (HSE) to foster the
very active co-operation among scholars and scientists of
Humboldt-Universität and Russia, to support the exchange of students
and to spread information on Humboldt-Universität throughout
Russia from the capital of the country.
As a service point the Liaison Office is at the disposal of Russian students, scholars and scientists as well as Russian principals of research projects. Keeping in touch with Russian alumni of Humboldt-Universität is another important function of the office. Thus, in addition to general lectures, meetings of alumni are organized, and special courses are offered to keep up the alumni's knowledge of German.
Apart from events designed to spread general information, there is a series of lectures whose subjects are of intrest to both Russia and Germany. Academics from Humboldt-Universität are given the opportunity to give guest lectures in Moscow or present their lectures live per video to an audience in Moscow.
In this way the Liaison Office works as a kind of embassy, representing Humboldt-Universität as one of the world's leading institutions of teaching and research.
The Office works in close connection with the Heinz Nixdorf Professorship of Humboldt-Universität, which had already been set up at Moscow's HSE.