The international graduate student conference organized by the Master's Programme in Experience Economy, ‘Sustainable Tourism Development in the Changing World’ which took place from February 5-6 at HSE St. Petersburg, was a forum for the discussion of new approaches in researching the tourism and hospitality industries for young researchers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, Arkhangelsk, Petrozavodsk, and South Korea.
Professor Valery Gordin, Head of the Faculty of Economics and Management at HSE St Petersburg, presents the Master’s Programme The Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is academic supervisor of the course which comes under the Events Management and Cultural Tourism field of study at HSE St Petersburg. Teaching is in Russian and English.
From Huge Comparisons to Thick Descriptions: Conference in Pushkin Brings Together History Majors from HSE Campuses in Moscow, Perm and St Petersburg
The first HSE tri-campus history majors conference From Huge Comparisons to Thick Descriptions: Historical Research and Interpretation,October 1-4, 2014, was a genuine intellectual and organizational feat. The hosts from HSE St Petersburg welcomed students and doctoral candidates from HSE campuses in Moscow, St Petersburg and Perm in the comfortable and quiet setting of the Kochubey Mansion suburban congress center in Pushkin.
‘My whole life has in some way been connected with Russia, and not only academically, but also though family. My wife is Russian and our three-year old daughter has dual citizenship. Secondly, I am someone who cannot sit in one place. After about five years I need something different. And the German Academic Exchange Service offers opportunities for teaching abroad, including in Russia,’ Department of History Associate Professor Wulff Dietmar notes about his academic work. Professor Dietmar also shared the secrets of teaching, as well as his impressions from the first weeks of working at the HSE St. Petersburg.
Joint classes will begin in February 2015 for first-year master’s students in the State and Local Administration programme at HSE’s St. Petersburg campus and students in the Urban Studies and Planning master’s programme at the University of Maryland (U.S.). Classes will be held in the format of video conferences and take place once a week over the course of three semesters.
Olga Okulova, Director of the International Office at the HSE in St. Petersburg, spoke with the HSE news service about the university’s student exchange programme, as well as about the HSE’s partners, international projects and the future plans of the International Office.
From July 7 – 13, 2014, the Laboratory of Economics of Culture at the HSE in St. Petersburg held an International Summer School ‘Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns’ (ICE – SMART). This was the first summer school organized as part of the master’s programme ‘Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management’.