HSE-St. Petersburg has hosted the Social Media and Social Movements conference, organized by the Laboratory for Internet Studies (LINIS). Over two days, participants from Germany, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, Iran and other countries presented reports about the connections between individuals' activity on social media and their offline activity, and on whether social media impact the desire to protest or take part in social movements.
The national final of the Global Management Challenge, a contest about strategy and business administration, has come to an end. Over 12,000 students and business representatives from all over Russia participated in the 2013/2014 season. The awards ceremony took place at Sberbank’s central office in Moscow.
The International Journal of Management Cases (IJMC) released a joint article by HSE Professor Valery Gordin and Postgraduate Student Maria Dedova called, ‘Cultural Innovations and Consumer Behaviour: the Case of Museum Night’.
On the 16th of August, CultFest 2014 was held at Tavricheskiy Sad, St Petersburg, organised by the international student organisation AIESEC. In addition to serving as an academic partner for the event, HSE conducted a workshop on international education for visitors and participants.
Christian Welzel, leading professor at the Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) HSE St Petersburg received the 2014 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research in recognition of his book «Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation».
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’.
Experts from the HSE Centre of Youth Studies in St. Petersburg presented the results of research about young people in 14 European countries, including Russia. The study was part of an international project MYPLACE: Memory, Youth, Political Legacy and Civic Engagement.
The HSE Faculty of History in St. Petersburg will be joined by two world-class experts. Sergey Glebov, lecturer at Amherst College and Smith College (Massachusetts, USA), and Nathan Markus, researcher at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem Department of Economics, will start teaching at the HSE in September. These appointments are part of the university’s international recruitment programme.