Thursday, Jan 29, 18:00

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

Thursday, Jan 29, 18:30

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

Sunday, Feb 1
Graduate Barometer Europe (GBE) 2015 Student Survey
Feb 5 – Feb 6

International Graduate Conference ‘Sustainable Tourism Development in the Changing World’ (STEP)

Apr 7 – Apr 10

XVI April International Conference on ‘Modernising the Economy and Society

Application to attend the conference: November 12 – March 20 

Aug 26 – Aug 29
Section on Citizenship at the 9th ECPR General Conference. Call for papers

Application deadline: January 31 

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

Application deadline: February 15 

Jun 29 – Jul 1
EACES-HSE Workshop. Call for papers

Application deadline: February 20 

‘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 and, tells Building Success how he overcame a number of hurdles in building his startup and headed to Silicon Valley to find investors.


of first-year HSE students this year have made achievements in dance, music, visual arts, literature, theatre, and other creative fields.

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.

‘The Mind is Not a Mystical Entity That We Can Only Discuss in Theoretical Terms’

Melanie Sheldon, an instructor at the University of Missouri – Columbia, recently offered a lecture course at the HSE Winter School 2015 on the psychology of motivation, which was organized by the International Laboratory of Positive Psychology of Personality and Motivation, headed by Dmitry Leontiev. She also offered an open lecture on 'Sex and Evolutionary Psychology' at HSE. Melanie recently spoke with the HSE news service about her experience taking part in the HSE Winter School.

Master's Degree Increases the Starting Salary by 30%

Students who choose to pursue a master's or postgraduate degree are at a distinct advantage over those who stop after receiving a bachelor's degree, and can expect higher starting salaries and a wider career choice. Some students, particularly those studying the humanities, medicine, and natural sciences, are more likely to pursue further studies beyond the undergraduate programme, observesYana Roschina, senior research fellow at the HSE's Laboratory of Economics and Social Research, in her report 'Factors Influencing Russian Students' Educational and Employment Plans'.

HSE. Cornerstone: Petrovka 12, Building 1

During the years of Lenin's New Economic Policy (NEP), this building housed Moscow's most fashionable institution, The Centre for the Development of the New Soviet Attire. The vast window displays were populated by mannequins in dresses, and fashion shows drew people from all segments of society: members of the Party elite, 'NEP-men' and their wives, and ‘heroes of industry’.

Employees Ready to Participate in Company Management

Companies with Russian ownership more often than not have an authoritarian style of management, and their employees participate less frequently in making business decisions than their colleagues from foreign companies. This conclusion was drawn by HSE Professor Azer Efendiev in his paper ‘The Political Regime in Russian Business Entities: Results of Empirical Research’, which was presented at the HSE conference ‘Modern Management: Problems, Hypotheses, and Research’.

'Life Insurance – As a Concept It's Nothing New, It's Just Been Forgotten'

According to Maxim Chernin, director of Sberbank Insurance and HSE graduate, you need to be a good psychologist when proposing life insurance to a client. He tells us what it's like to work in the business of 'human life', whether creativity has any place in insurance work and how to inculcate a culture of medical check-ups.