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Wednesday, January 28

XVI April International Conference on ‘Modernising the Economy and Society

Application to attend the conference: November 12 – March 20 

Section on Citizenship at the 9th ECPR General Conference. Call for papers

Application deadline: January 31 

Innovation Information Technologies Conference (I2T-2015), Prague, April 20-24, 2015

Application deadline: February 15 

EACES-HSE Workshop. Call for papers

Application deadline: February 20 

International Conference 'Professionalism Reconsidered: Changes and Challenges in Welfare States'. Call for papers

Application deadline: February 28 

Thursday, January 29

18:00

Presentation ‘The Great Terror as a Moral Panic: Youth during 1937-38’ by Seth Franklin Bernstein

18:30

Lecture on ‘Japan’s Policy in Southeast Asia’ by Katsuhiko Umehara

XVI April International Conference on ‘Modernising the Economy and Society

Application to attend the conference: November 12 – March 20 

Section on Citizenship at the 9th ECPR General Conference. Call for papers

Application deadline: January 31 

Innovation Information Technologies Conference (I2T-2015), Prague, April 20-24, 2015

Application deadline: February 15 

EACES-HSE Workshop. Call for papers

Application deadline: February 20 

International Conference 'Professionalism Reconsidered: Changes and Challenges in Welfare States'. Call for papers

Application deadline: February 28 

Number of Tragic Deaths among the Elderly is Decreasing

Mortality among people aged over 60 due to injuries, poisonings, road accidents, murders, falls, and other external causes remains high in Russia. At the same time, the elderly commit less suicides and less frequently die in road accidents, concluded Inna Danilova, postgraduate student at the HSE Institute of Demography, in her article ‘Old-age mortality from external causes of death in Russia’.

70 Years on: Remembering Victory in WWII — A View of Post-war Life in the Soviet Union

In the year that marks the 70th anniversary of victory in the Second World War, we talk to Kristi Ironside, who received her BA and MA from the University of Toronto before going on to complete her PhD at the University of Chicago, and who is currently researching life in the Soviet Union in the post-war years. Kristi Ironside’s work examines what the War meant to ordinary people, how their lives changed — and how Soviet society coped with the aftermath.

HSE's Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy among Top Think Tanks

HSE’s Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy placed 28th in a global ranking of analytical centres that work with the quality of public administration.

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research assistants worked in different academic divisions at HSE in 2014. Approximately half of them worked in international laboratories.

HSE Recognized by IIE Heiskell Awards for 'Internationalizing the Campus'

The Higher School of Economics was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for its internationalization initiatives and given honorable mention for the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. HSE is the first Russian university to be named in the 14-year history of the awards.

‘Our Programme Turns Tourism Lovers into Professionals’

Professor Valery Gordin, Head of the Faculty of Economics and Management at HSE St Petersburg, presents the Master’s Programme The Experience Economy; Hospitality and Tourism Management. He is academic supervisor of the course which comes under the Events Management and Cultural Tourism field of study at HSE St Petersburg. Teaching is in Russian and English.

'The Worst Thing You Can Do in Launching a Project, Is Think about Money'

A great idea is not enough for a startup; you have to be persistent in your search for investors, never give up, and find talented engineers ready to solve random technical issues for the sake of an ‘idea.’ Grachik Adjamyan, who is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) and the creator of the projects Budist.ru and Wakie.com, tells Building Success how he overcame a number of hurdles in building his startup and headed to Silicon Valley to find investors.

‘Conducting Comparative Research Requires One to Leave a Comfortable Environment’

Students of the international Master’s programme in Comparative Social Research, which opened in 2014, spent their first semester studying at the Moscow campus of the Higher School of Economics; the second semester was spent in St. Petersburg. Another six months will be devoted to study abroad. Mobility in the educational process is an important principle of the programme that allows future sociologists to better understand social reality. The English-language programme turned out to of interest not only to Russian students, but also to graduates of prestigious foreign universities.

More Than a Third of Companies Hire Employees Under Fixed-term Contracts

It is becoming more and more common for employers to hire workers under fixed-term contracts. This allows companies to save money and more easily adapt to the changing conditions of the market. Flexible employment regulations do not, however, foster growth in productivity or an adequate reallocation of resources on the labour market, the Deputy Head of HSE’s Laboratory for Labour Market Studies, Larisa Smirrnykh, posits.

A Fresh Look at the Dynamics of Political Radicalization

On 12 January, Chares Demetriou presented his book The Dynamics of Radicalization: A Relational and Comparative Perspective at a seminar of the Laboratory for Economic-Sociological Research. His main research interests are in issues of legitimacy and political violence, social movements and nationalism. In his lecture, Demetriou presented new ways of analysing the radicalisation of political groups.