‘Creating a Project Collider’: Dean of School of Social Sciences and Area Studies on Plans to Develop the Faculty
In 2023, Alexander Sorokin became the new dean of the School of Social Sciences and Area Studies. Among his research interests are socio-environmental research and social research into higher education, and science. In this interview, Prof. Sorokin talks about new educational programmes, partner research, and mobility directions.
The year is gradually wrapping up, which means it's high time to take stock and thank each other for our joint work. Learn about the brightest and most important events which happened at HSE University-St Petersburg this year from professors, academic supervisors and deans of the campus faculties. Happy New Year! May your year be filled with inspiration and energy for new achievements!
A report by researchers from the Strategic Entrepreneurship Centre received an award at the international conference AIB-MENA (Academy of International Business—Middle-East North Africa) in Morocco. The authors of the work were Galina Shirokova and Aleksandra Zakharova.
In 2024, the applicants for the St Petersburg School of Art and Design will be able to choose a new educational track 'Fashion Design'. We talked to Leonid Alekseev—the track supervisor, a fashion designer and founder of the brand 'House of Leo'—about St Petersburg style, the fashion industry, launching his own brand, cooperation with the Mariinsky Theatre and what the students will learn over four years of the studies.
HSE University-St Petersburg Hosts Open Lectures by Professor of Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies
HSE University-St Petersburg has hosted open lectures by Tu Thi Loan, professor at the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies. The lectures were organised by the Department for Chinese, South and Southeast Asian Studies of the Institute of Asian and African Studies.
Over this year, scientists from HSE University-St Petersburg have managed to bring in more external grant funding from the Russian Science Foundation. The university launched new laboratories and projects, developed research in partnership with other universities, and some articles were published in international journals. How science at HSE University-St Petersburg lives and why involvement in the research process is important for the university education—explains Larisa Tsvetkova, Deputy Director for Research Activities at HSE University-St Petersburg.
Natalia Khazieva is a senior lecturer at the Department of Management at the School of Economics and Management. She teaches two important courses in the Master's programme in International Business in the Asia-Pacific Region: 'Strategic Management' and 'Digital Business Transformation'.
The Art and Design School has become a separate faculty within the structure of HSE University-St Petersburg. The new department includes the bachelor's and master's programmes in Design. Mitya Kharshak has been appointed dean of the faculty.
The work 'Birdwatching' by Andrey Lyublinskiy, an artist and professor at HSE University-St Petersburg Art and Design School, is now installed at 'Khlebozavod № 9' in Moscow as a part of the project 'Here and Now'.
From next year, students of the Bachelor's programme 'Political Science and World Politics' will be able to develop their project skills in a specialised seminar and a course of projects based on a 'project service learning' method. Magdalena Gaete, Head of the Laboratory for Reputation Management in Education (RepLab), will deliver the project seminar and coordinate projects. We talked to Prof. Gaete about what students should expect from the programme and why participation in projects is useful.