LCSR Signed Partnership Agreement with the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute
The Social and Economic Survey Research Institute (SESRI), established in October 2008 with enthusiastic support from the leadership of Qatar University, falls under the Office of the President. SESRI's mission is to provide sound and reliable data to guide policy formulation, priority-setting, and evidence-based planning in the social and economic sectors.
The Institute's research agenda spans a wide range of substantive areas of importance to Qatari society, including labor and employment, modernization and shifts in social values, education, health, family structure, and the impact of social and traditional media. At the same time, SESRI works to place results from Qatar into a wider context through participation in regional and international survey projects, including the widely-utilized World Values Survey.
'SESRI is our partner in the World Values Survey network’, said Eduard Ponarin, Director of the HSE Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR). ‘Its employee, Darwish Al-Emadi, is a representative of the association in Qatar, while I am a representative of the association in Russia.’
SESRI and the LCSR recently developed regional units for the next wave of the World Values Survey. SESRI has twice sponsored the association’s conference in Qatar, as well as many other international events, some of which have also involved employees from the laboratory (for example, the conference of the World Association for Public Opinion Research, or WAPOR). On the basis of SESRI, a regional association centre is being established to unite its representatives in the Arab world.
‘I would like to set up a similar centre at HSE that brings together academics from Eurasia, but unfortunately, current political and financial difficulties are standing in the way of this process’, Ponarin said. ‘However, our lab network has been successfully operating for four years and was an inspiration in the creation of the regional centre in Qatar. The region has a lot of interesting young people. Recently, I took part as a teacher in advanced training courses for young academics from Arab countries (from Sudan to Lebanon and Morocco to Iraq); a similar network of our laboratory could easily be set up. There are quite a few young expats from the US and Europe working at SESRI who are interested in comparative studies and international cooperation’.
On October 2-4, HSE University hosted the international conference Trends in Logic 19. Current Issues in Philosophical Logic for the first time in Russia. The conference, which attracted a number of prominent Russian and international scholars, was organized jointly by the journal Studia Logica and the HSE International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy.
On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
The agreement provides for academic and cultural cooperation between the universities, student exchange, and joint research. HSE University and the University of Bergen have been partners in educational initiatives for eight years. The partnership began when the HSE Faculty of Law signed an agreement with the Norwegian university.
Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.
On September 20, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano signed a cooperation agreement between the Embassy of Italy and HSE University.
On September 23-24, the CCCP19 Symposium ‘Cognition, Computation, Neuroeconomics and Performance’ will be held at HSE University. The goal of the symposium is to exhibit cutting edge research at the CCDM, a leading cognitive neuroscience research centre in Russia, and LNC2, a leading European research centre in neuroeconomics, cognitive neuroscience and neural theory. Ahead of CCCP19, the HSE News Service spoke with the conference organizer and several invited speakers about the plan for this symposium and the importance of their research in the field.
The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics will be held at HSE University on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the upcoming full-day event, which features eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe and concludes with an evening dinner.
On July 31, the II International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students came to a close in Saint Petersburg. In the team competition, the Brazilian team won the gold medal, while teams from China won silver and bronze. One of Russian teams placed fifth.