Joint Brainstorming by International Researchers
A week-long training methodological workshop 'Economic and Social Changes: values effects across Eurasia' on advanced quantitative methods in comparative studies took place in April. The workshop was jointly organized by the Eurasia Business and Economics Society (EBES), Turkey, and HSE's Laboratory for Comparative Social Rsearch. The workshop included presentations by the members of LCSR and EBES, series of practical workshops, as well as reports of the participants.
The EBES presentation was conducted by Professor Mehmet Bilgin, Vice President of the Society. EBES is an organization that promotes the development of research in the field of economics, finance and business around the world. Moreover, the Society is a publisher of three journals which are relevant for the scientists working in the field of economics, finance and related disciplines. These journals are the Eurasian Economic Review, Eurasian Business Review and EBES Anthology. EBES also organizes regular international conferences, the nearest of which will be held in Istanbul in May 2015. A conference in Russia is scheduled for 2016-2017.
First master class was conducted by Professor Eduard Ponarin, director of the LCSR (HSE - St. Petersburg). The theme of the master class was 'Multilevel modeling in social science'. The lectures on multilevel models have already been preformed at weekly seminars and Summer Schools, which the Laboratory holds every year. Such a long interest in this methodological framework can be explained by its complexity and multiple possibilities for usage. Professor Ponarin not only described the methodological procedures but also shared the latest results of their joint research with Professor Ronald Inglehart, scientific supervisor of LCSR. The prominent authors prepare for publishing the material.
The next master class was guided by Professor Hermann Duelmer (University of Cologne, Germany), external expert of the LCSR`s research network. Professor Duelmer presented material on methodologies of Factorial Design. Theoretical narrative was especially useful for future participants of the LCSR Summer School - 2015 'Introduction to Factorial Design and Data Visualization with R', which will be held from July 25 to August 3, 2015, Moscow.
Roberto Foa (Harvard University, USA), associate researcher of LCSR, held two sessions on the principles of data visualization in the social sciences and practical mapping using geographic information system (GIS).
Boris Sokolov, research fellow of LCSR (HSE - St. Petersburg), finished the workshop with master classes on introduction to Bayesian statistics.
During the five days workshop, participants had an excellent opportunity to consult with the professors. The consultations were held in small groups or individually, which contributed to the development of projects and publications of young LCSR`s researches.
Offsite events of the Laboratory should not be considered as only a meeting with associate members of the scientific network, which unites the researches from different universities and research organizations around the world. Such workshops should be also viewed as the opportunity to freely exchange ideas within the laboratory, since most of the time LCSR`s St Petersburg and Moscow offices communicate remotely. The outdoor meetings allows the laboratory to keep the group spirit and organize productive brain storms. The current workshop was saturated with a lot of fresh ideas and all the participants were actively involved in the discussion of various topics.
In December 2020, the HSE eLearning Office, together with the global online platform Coursera, will host the eSTARS International eLearning Conference.
MIEM, WorldSkills Russia, and Industrial Partners Hold International Corporate Security Training Modules and Competition
From June 22 to July 9, 2020, the 2020 International BRICS Future Skills Camp Championship, which allows students to both expand and test their skills in enterprise information systems security, took place. The event was jointly organized by WorldSkills Russia (WSR), the HSE Tikhonov Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM HSE), and Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU). Students from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and the Republic of South Africa participated in the competition.
On July 3, 2020, the 4th Eastern Conference on Football Economics and the 6th Western Conference on Football and Finance were held. Jointly organized by HSE University, the University Paderborn, the New Economic School, the EWG OR in Sports, and the University of Reading, the conference was dedicated to the economic, financial and social aspects of football. Some of the organizers and participants of the conference spoke to the HSE News Service about the conference and their research.
Jonathan Calof has been cooperating with HSE since 2009. In an interview with HSE News Service he talks about how his involvement with HSE began, what projects he has been part of, and how he has organized his online work during the recent lockdown.
First-year undergraduate students of the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology took part in an online seminar at George Mason University (USA). The seminar was part of the Coronavirus Research Update summer course, taught by Professor Ancha Baranova.
As it entered its third decade of existence this year, HSE University’s annual April Conference experienced a first: it was held in an online distributed format. HSE News Service spoke with organizers and participants about the event.
Income, Poverty and Employment in the Age of COVID-19: Anti- and Post-crisis Social Protection Policies
Many countries discovered that their social support systems were unprepared to respond quickly to the coronavirus crisis and that emergency measures were needed to protect incomes and jobs. This was the message that experts of the HSE Institute for Social Policy, Financial Research Institute (FRI) and World Bank delivered at a joint seminar.
From Moscow to Brazil, South Africa, and China: Panelists Discuss Challenges and Potential for BRICS Countries in the Global Economy
On May 14, as part of the ‘World Economy’ session of the XXI April Conference 2020 an online panel attended by representatives of BRICS Network University took place. The session was devoted to the topic ‘BRICS Countries in the Global Economy’.
What does the post-COVID future have in store for museums, universities, and the media? Does big data protect us or pose a threat? What are the prospects for fashion shows, cinema, and theaters? How are different generations experiencing the pandemic? These and other issues were discussed at the annual festival of communications, design, and media.
HSE experts participated in the first international online forum, ‘The World, Post-Coronavirus: A View from the Heart of Eurasia’, which was held on April 28 in Ufa on the initiative of the Bashkortostan government. Scholars, businessmen, and politicians from different countries discussed threats, opportunities, and solutions for the economy and the social sphere.