The International Summer School organized by the History Department of HSE St. Petersburg in partnership with German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) has finished. On the 29th of September 22 students from17 German universities, who had come to Saint Petersburg to study Russian history, culture and language, received their certificates of participation in the programme. The next day they set off for home taking with them their unique experience of studying in the most beautiful Russian city, new ideas and understanding of this country and its people.
From September 15 to 18, 2015, a delegation from HSE took part in The Annual EAIE Conference for the second time. This year international experts in higher education gathered in Glasgow.
The International Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) was established in 2010 in the first wave of a competition for government mega-grants to attract major academics from abroad to Russian universities. The famous American sociologist and political scientist Ronald Inglehart, Founding President of the World Values Survey and professor at the University of Michigan, became the laboratory’s first Academic Supervisor.
Artyom Sedov, a student of HSE in St. Petersburg is currently pursuing his Master’s Programme in Marketing Technologies. Aside from studying, he is also participating in the volunteer programme called ”Student Buddies” — using his free time to help international students with everyday issues. Artyom gave an interview to the HSE news service about the buddy network.
Professor Ronald G. Suny, head of the international research project "Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism", celebrated his 75th birthday on September 25th! His colleagues at HSE St. Petersburg at the Department of History and Center for Historical Research wish Professor Suny every success in his work and many happy returns of the day.
Lukas Geyer, a free-mover student from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, is currently studying in the Bachelor’s programme in Economics at HSE St. Petersburg. Lukas recently spoke to the HSE news service about his studies and connections to Russian culture.
On September, 8th the HSE St Petersburg’s History Department opened a new Summer School on “The Topography of Imperial Power: the Political Space of St. Petersburg”.
Seongsoo Choi, PhD in sociology and Junior Fellow at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University, will begin teaching in his new role as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the HSE St. Petersburg campus in September. He spoke to the HSE English News service about his research in social inequality, about the work he will be doing at HSE St Petersburg and about being a part of the international academic community.
Research on game theory has a strong history in Russia, and this year’s opening of the new HSE International Laboratory for Game Theory and Decision-Making in St. Petersburg will only help it grow stronger. Leading the laboratory, which will include researchers from the St. Petersburg Institute for Economics and Mathematics, will be Herve Moulin, Donald J. Robertson Chair of Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow. Prof. Moulin is a scholar who is known for his research contributions in mathematical economics, in particular in the fields of mechanism design, social choice, game theory and fair division.
The new HSE International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) is seeking to recruit a number of Masters (or advanced Bachelors) students to work or undertake study/research experience within the activities of the research centre. Based in the new Kantemirovskaya building, CHEMP is a multidisciplinary research initiative exploring leading edge issues in the health economy, including: the management of cardiovascular disease; the measurement of health outcomes and experiences; the economics of smoking; the challenges of health reform in a shrinking economy; policies to improve health behaviours; the healthy ageing of the population; and the growing problem of mental illness.