Loneliness in the Big City: Resource or Biographical Drama?
Moving to a new city often leads to temporary loneliness and a loss of familiar surroundings. This means that young people who move to a new place must find ways to adapt quickly. Can loneliness become a resourceful state, or does it suppress resourcefulness? Sociologists from HSE University-St Petersburg and Kazan Federal University (KFU) discussed this issue during the seminar 'SOC Up', which was based on research conducted as part of the Mirror Laboratory initiative.
Three Researchers of HSE University-St Petersburg Took Part in Preparing Special Issue of Central Asian Survey
The special issue of the international interdisciplinary journal Central Asian Survey has been published. It was co-edited by Oleg Korneev, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, mentor of one of the educational tracks in the Master's programme 'Comparative Politics of Eurasia'. The issue is devoted to the relations between the European Union and Central Asian countries. It features articles by three lecturers of HSE University-St Petersburg.
Malaysian Literature, Phenomenon of Hikikomori and 'Ddakji' Game: Highlights of the Third Conference on Asian and African Studies
On March 17-18, HSE University-St Petersburg hosted the third scientific conference of students and PhD students 'Current Research Problems in Asian and African Countries'. The conference welcomed 96 research fellows and students from more than 20 universities in Russia and other countries. Find out how the conference went and what impressions of it the participants have in the article.
HSE University-St Petersburg Students Made up a Portrait of a Luxury Brands Consumer for Cartier
For more than six months, HSE University-St Petersburg students have been studying the attitude of young people aged from 18 to 24 toward luxury brands. Guided by the lecturers of the Master's programme 'Arts and Culture Management', eight Master's students and three Bachelor's students conducted three large stages of research on the young audience: in-depth interview, survey and experiment. The research resulted in the portrait of the potential luxury brands consumer among the youth. Read more about the research results.
'An Entrepreneur Has to Be Passionate About Their Business'
The results of the Russian part of the Global University Entrepreneurial Spirit Students' Survey (GUESSS 2021) have been published. It found that Russian students show interest in entrepreneurship more often and think about starting their own business five years after graduation. Galina Shirokova, Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Director of the Centre for Strategic Entrepreneurship, told us about other trends in the sphere of entrepreneurship.
How Do People Control Privacy on Social Media and What Has the Digital Literacy Got to Do with This?
In 2022, Yadviga Sinyavskaya from the Laboratory for Social and Cognitive Informatics published an article about privacy on social media. It is a part of the laboratory's project on how people build connections and what helps them. We talked to the sociologist about how people try to protect personal information and what makes these measures more effective.
'The Academic Track is the Fastest Way into Science'
Since 2021, the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis' has implemented an academic educational track for students seeking a scientific career. The track has a greater focus on independent research projects, the development of academic skills, and preparation to enrol in a PhD programme. Daniil Lermontov, 2nd-year student of the Master's programme 'Modern Social Analysis', talks about his experience of studying on the academic track.
'Participation in the SRPC Gave Me a Sense of Confidence'
Anastasia Markova is a fourth-year student of the Bachelor's programme 'Design'. During her studies, she has conducted several visual research projects, one of which took third place in the Student Research Paper Competition. Anastasia told the HSE News Service about her decision to participate and finding sources and illustrations for her research.
Islamic Feminism: How Is It Possible?
Anna Ilina, graduate of the Master's programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia', talks about her career after graduation and her research on feminism in the Middle East.
Irina Sizova on the Development of Virtual Museums in Russia
In terms of digitalisation, the rapid development of virtual museums is a major phenomenon. However, while some issues in this field are clear on paper, the reality is less straightforward. In a new research paper, Irina Sizova, Associate Professor at the Department of Management, and her colleagues explore the legislative regulation of virtual museums in Russia. Irina explains in her new interview.