December 1 marked World AIDS Day, the purpose of which is to increase global awareness of the disease. Researchers from HSE’s campus in St. Petersburg have spent the last two years studying a movement of individuals called ‘AIDS dissidents,’ or people who deny the existence of AIDS. Peter Meylakhs, Senior Research Fellow with the International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy at HSE St. Petersburg, discusses some of his research results below.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Maksim Oreshkin as the country’s new Minister of Economic Development. Oreshkin is the former Deputy Minister of Finance and a graduate of the Higher School of Economics.
The exhibition ‘Kochubey Mansion, A House of Gentlefolk (Home of the Gentry) in Tsarskoe Selo’ has opened at the Tsarskoe Selo museum reserve. The exhibition is a joint project between the museum and HSE St. Petersburg, which has its Executive Management Training Center situated at the Kochubey Mansion. HSE's administration decided to open up its collection of rare artwork to everyone interested in Russian history.
The workshop on 'Health Economics in Russia: past, present and future?' was hosted by the International Centre for Health Economics, Management and Policy (CHEMP) of HSE Saint Petersburg on March 21, 2016 within the International Spatial Development Forum.
In HSE Saint-Petersburg, a lecture on topic of "Urban Transformations" was delivered by the Dutch urbanist, Evert Verhagen. The lecture was held with the support of the Museum of Street Art and the Consulate General of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg.
Students of HSE in St. Petersburg have participated in the largest international anti-corruption forum. The conference’s main topic was ‘State and Business Partnership in Preventing Corruption and Fighting It’.
Nothing like this has happened before with everyone at HSE St. Petersburg – students, graduates, professors, and prospective students – all gathered together in one place!What is a university? Yes, it’s classes, tests, and a degree. But it’s also new friends, feelings, shared experiences and moments of joy. And of course, it’s our great traditions, which HSE Fest Day will become!
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».