The Second World Congress of Comparative Economics «1917 –2017: Revolution and Evolution in Economic Development» took place at the Higher School of Economics between 15 and 17 June 2017. After the successful First World Congress held in Rome in June 2015, the HSE campus in St Petersburg had the honour of hosting the second gathering of leading comparative economists from all over the globe. In the space of three days, over 400 participants from 55 countries took part in 96 parallel sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics related to the study of economic systems and how they respond to crisis, economic transition and structural change brought by globalization and technology.
The Second International Conference “Digital Transformation & Global Society” (DTGS’17) was held between 21 and 23 June, 2017, to address various issues of information society development. The conference was co-organized by the National Research University Higher School of Economics (St. Petersburg) and the ITMO University.
On Monday, 5th June, the International Centre for Health Economics, Management, and Policy (CHEMP) at HSE, St. Petersburg held another one of its signature research seminar series. Maria Kaneva, a senior research fellow at the International Centre for Economics of Healthcare and Its Reforms at the Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy in Moscow presented her research study entitled 'Comorbidity and adapting to chronic conditions in Russia’.
This year, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg branches) not only participated in the programme of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, but also had its own stand at the SPIEF Investment and Business Expo.
Students of the Performance Management course at the Higher School of Economics in St Petersburg had the opportunity to take part in two English-language investment sessions in March 2017. Under the supervision of Elizaveta Markovskaya, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Department of Finance, HSE students as well as exchange students from Holland and Portugal presented their creative investment ideas in front of representatives of investment funds and businesses. Students themselves and external experts from L'oreal, Agat Investment Fund, and Factosphere consulting company played the role of potential investors.
On 7th April, the International Seminar on Distributing Power and Money: Federalism and Decentralisation in Germany and Russia took place at the Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg. The event was organized by the HSE Department of Political Science and Bachelor's Programme 'Political Science and World Politics' as part of the 14th annual Germany Week in St Petersburg – a project aimed at supporting and developing friendly relations and multilateral ties between Russia and Germany. The seminar brought together political analysts and economists – experts in the field of territorial management from the Higher School of Economics, the Leontief Center, MGIMO, the Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Dresden as well as the non-governmental organization Forum of Federations. Our guests discussed the two models of federalism in Germany and Russia focusing on the reforms in the field of decentralization of public administration.
On February 2-3, 2017 the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg hosted the International Student Research Conference. The campus became a meeting point for young researchers and professors from Belarus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Norway, Portugal, Russia, the UK,and Ukraine. For two days, participants attended lectures delivered by keynote speakers, presented posters and discussed issues of social informatics, applied data analysis, regional planning and development, sustainable tourism and development, modern Asia, finance, economic growth, logistics, usable pasts and political science. Sessions covered a wide variety of research interests.
A group of 20 undergraduates from the United States visited “the Venice of the North” this January, taking part in a programme that blended the history, society and culture of the Russian Empire’s capital. Participants arrived from Mount Holyoke College and Smith College, opting to spend two weeks of their winter holidays here (6 – 22 January) learning about this city. Participants were diverse in their fields of studies, Russian knowledge, and travel experience, some even choosing this trip as their first chance to travel outside the borders of the United States.
On January 25 the opening ceremony of the German section of the Richard Stites memorial library was held at HSE St. Petersburg. With the Deutsche Forshungsgemeinschaft (DFG) support and help from Department of History Associate Professor Dietmar Wulff more than 150 new books were added to the library’s collection. In addition to classic editions of modern German historiography and fundamental works on all areas of history, the German collection is in line with the History Department’s main research directions, such as the history of empire and nationalism, and technological and environmental history.
On November 30 - December 1, 2016, twelve bachelor’s students from educational programmes in Sociology and Social Informatics, Asian and African Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Economics and HSE lecturers Daniil Aleksandrov, Alena Suvorova, and Ilya Musabirov took part in the Winter Symposium in Computational Social Science held in Cologne.