Results for 2017 Student Research Paper Competition Announced
The research paper competition was held in 21 subjects, including Arts and Design, an area that was just introduced this year. For the first time ever, international students are among the competition’s winners.
A total of 1,155 papers were submitted, with 123 papers taking first, second, and third places in the respective subjects. Moreover, 103 papers won other awards.
As for international participants, Umesi Love Ugonna the first place in Public Administration category for his paper ‘Еffect of Maternal Micronutrients Supplementation on Infant Mortality in Nigeria’, while Kofi Aduo-Adjei and Owusu Richmond became runners-up in Sociology category with their paper ‘Analysis of Socioeconomic Differences in the Quality of ANC Services Provided in 60 Low and Middle Income Countries’. All three are students of the HSE Master’s programme in ‘Population and Development’.
Five of the competition’s concentrations – Business Informatics, Computer Science, Media Communications, Political Science, and Mathematics – were open, meaning that not only HSE students could participate. This year, around 100 students from other universities took part in the competition.
Those winners and award winners studying on state-financed/HSE-financed places will receive additional points for their research achievements. Furthermore, these points will probably have a decisive impact on how their increased state scholarships are assigned. According to a resolution of the HSE Academic Council, the overall number of points was increased considerably this year: 20 points for first place; 16 for second; 14 for third. Award winners each receive points. In contrast, the winners for 2016 got around half the amount of points, while award winners did not receive any points.
In early March 2018, the extramural school ‘ACADEMICUS MODUS’ will be held for the winners at Voronovo Study Centre, where they will have an opportunity to attend courses on academic skills development.
A full list of the winners is available on the competition website.