At the beginning of the current academic year, the International Laboratory of Game Theory and Decision Making opened at HSE St. Petersburg. Its launch marked a significant milestone in the university’s development, as the lab gathered internationally recognized scholars and representatives of the Russian Academy of Science.
On January 8-10 the 18th Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES) Conference was held at the American University of Sharjah. The researchers from 43 countries took part in the event.
Scholars at HSE St. Petersburg have published their research in a new monograph for international tourism professionals.
HSE St. Petersburg students have learnt about the story of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) from one of its founders. On 14 December 2015, Ms. Raye Farr, former Director of the Steven Spielberg Film & Video Archive and of the museum's permanent exhibition, gave a lecture “Creating Public History: World War II and the Holocaust”. The event was organized by the History Department and the Centre for Historical Research of HSE St. Petersburg, together with the U.S. Consulate General.
Staff and students of the Laboratory of Sociology in Education and Science presented their papers at the GESIS Computational Social Science Winter Symposium, which took place at the beginning of December in Cologne.
On 25 November Deputy Director of HSE St Petersburg Daniil Alexandrov acted as an opponent for a PhD dissertation defence at Tartu University. In many European countries dissertation defence opponents are often colleagues from abroad. To be invited is a sign of respect for an academic and boosts the credit his or her university as a whole.
Professor Paul Kind, University of Leeds, led the International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy seminar at the HSE St Petersburg.
HSE St Petersburg initiated and organised an international conference on Minorities and Conflicts: Asian and African States in the Modern World. Academics from Russia, South Korea, South Africa, Turkey and Armenia gathered for the event on 9th and 10th October.
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.