In October, the international seminar ‘Creative Labour Revisited: Cultural Production in Distinct Institutional Environments’ took place at the Experimental Sound Museum in St. Petersburg. The event was supported by the HSE campus in St. Petersburg and the Centre for German and European Studies. The seminar was initiated by Margarita Kuleva, lecturer at HSE’s Department of Sociology in St. Petersburg, and attracted Russian scholars, including HSE researchers and international academics.
On October 20-22, 2016 the Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making organized a School on Computational Social Choice and Fair Division. After two introductory lectures by the HSE professors Anna Bogomolnaia and Hervé Moulin, the School offered courses of three worldwide experts in the field.
From October 21st – 22nd, 2016, an international workshop on ‘Technology, natural resources and crises in the past and present of Europe and beyond’ took place at HSE in St. Petersburg. The event was organized by the HSE Centre for Historical Research, Aarhus Univerisity (Denmark), and Tensions of Europe (TOE), an international scientific network.
On Monday, October 3, two professors of anthropology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) – Heather Paxson and Stefan Helmreich – delivered a seminar for students of HSE St. Petersburg Master's programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History. A presentation by Professor Paxson focused on how the microbiopolitics of cheese making in the U.S. presupposed and promoted industrial methods and standards and how in recent decades interest in producing and consuming artisanally made, raw-milk cheese has risen dramatically.
The book by Prof. Ronald Grigor Suny (Head of the International Research Project "Comparative Historical Studies of Empire and Nationalism") “They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else”: A History of the Armenian Genocide" has won the Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize.
On October 4, a lecture and business game were organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and held at HSE Saint Petersburg.
In July 2016 our university created a Specialized department (project office) JSC “Saint-Petersburg Techno Park”, and one of its units in the business incubator “Ingria”. Now the specialized department is a part of HSE - Saint Petersburg School of Economics and Management and its aim is to develop theoretic and practical knowledge and applied competences of bachelor, specialist and master students in the sphere of project work, as well as to help students and alumni find their place on the labor market and increase their competitive advantages.
The National Pushkin Museum at its famous home on on Moyka Embankment was the platform for the first Polish-Russian interdisciplinary seminar ‘Methods of Textual Criticism and Models of Poetics’. The seminar was co-organized by the museum, HSE in St. Petersburg, Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Vinogradov Institute of Russian Language, Russian Academy of Sciences.
Experts from HSE’s Moscow and St. Petersburg campuses participated in the 2nd International Spatial Development Forum, which took place September 24 – 27, 2016, in St. Petersburg. The key topic of the forum was ‘Extreme Urbanism’.
Higher School of Economics (HSE) is the sole Russian academic institution to appear on the ranking’s Top-100 for ‘Business and Economics’, holding the 83rd spot.