True Assets of HSE St Petersburg
The Awarding Ceremony of the 25th Anti-Anniversary ‘Golden HSE Award’ took place on December 1, 2017. Five representatives of the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg became its winners.
Each of ten nominations has been voted at two stages, while the total number of nominees in the 25-year anniversary of HSE hit the record of 355.
Sergey Kadochnikov, HSE St Petersburg Director took the prize for Contribution to the Development of HSE in 2017. This prize is awarded to HSE employees whose work has resulted in improvements to the University’s reputation, as well as its visible development.
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Linguistics
Elena Omelchenkо, professor of Department of Sociology at St. Petersburg School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Director of HSE University St Petersburg Youth Research Centre and academic supervisor of Master's programme ‘Modern Social Analysis’ awarded by ‘Achievement in Research’ in Social sciences and economics (including law and international relations).
Research Fellow of Center for Youth Research
Elena has changed the sociology academic discourse by a consequent and long-term study of Russia’s youth. The analysis of her work gives a full impression of youth sociology in Russia over a hundred year. Her approach allows to keep up with the pulse of young people life and global context in the domain. Elena’s studies on remote and marginalized groups in the modern society, whose life experience is now vivid thanks to her efforts, are noteworthy, too. This is a real contribution to Russia’s sociology development and new topics rise in the social interaction fields. In terms of increasingly tough requirements to scientific activity and changes in social and political context of sociologist work, her determined, sincere and highly professional level is admiring and inspiring. Elena is a social science lead, so I wish her luck and give her all my support.
Elena Gruzinskaya, Head of the Marketing Communications Unit at HSE University in St Petersburg is called ‘Golden Person’ among Employees of the HSE Library, Publishing House, Office of Information Technology, Office of Public Relations and Online Media, and similar units at the University’s regional campuses.
Deputy Director in Office of Public Relations and Online Media
Among the winners of ‘Silver Nastling’ Nomination for the most visible achievements in study and research, pro-active attitude, and commitment to personal development are the 4-year student Margarita Pavlova from St Petersburg School of Social and Humanitarian Sciences – History, and the 3-year student Georgy Starostin, St Petersburg School of Economics and Management, Logistics and Supply Chains Management.
Georgy is the chairman of Student Council in St Petersburg Campus, not only student. In any of his role, he is highly motivated person. Since he chairs the Council, we witness the greater importance of this institution in decision-making over two years between student community and HSE St Petersburg administration. I suppose that Georgy deserves credit for it.