HSE Nizhny Novgorod Expands International Cooperation
A cooperation agreement will be signed between the Hochschule Bochum — Bochum University of Applied Sciences (Germany) and HSE — Nizhny Novgorod.
An agreement on mutual cooperation was reached during a meeting attended by Valery Zusman, Director of the HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod; Jürgen Bock, Vice President of the Hochschule Bochum - Bochum University of Applied Sciences; Ekaterina Karpushenkova, a representative of the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Research of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia; Pyotr Mukhin, Deputy Chairman for Innovation and Regional Programmes of the Nizhny Novgorod Scientific Centre, RAS; Natalya Gronskaya, Deputy Director of the HSE Branch in Nizhny Novgorod; and Denis Fomenkov, Dean of the Faculty of Management in Nizhny Novgorod.
In summarizing the hour-long meeting with the leadership of the Nizhny Novgorod campus, Mr. Bock stated:
‘We are a regional university that operates globally. On the one hand, we keep very close ties with the regional economy of North Rhine-Westphalia; on the other hand, we are developing internationally quite strongly. Companies in our region are very much oriented to the global market for exports, and we want to give our students the opportunity to receive an international, cross-cultural experience during their studies. The format of your Master's in Global Business is therefore a good example to follow.
‘I believe that the field of education and science is of paramount importance given the current political situation. We have to use every opportunity to interact at this level, despite our political differences. Numerous examples from the past show that such cooperation holds great value and promotes mutual understanding to an incredibly high degree’.
Preliminary cooperation agreements were reached for academic exchange programmes, joint work on both Master's and undergraduate-level programmes, joint summer schools, and international research.
HSE University, represented by the Center for Studies of Civil Society and the Nonprofit Sector, and the United Nations Volunteer Programme (UNV) signed a partnership agreement, under which they will regularly exchange information, carry out joint research, as well as organize conferences and other events.
On December 12, heads of missions and embassy representatives from over forty countries gathered in Moscow for HSE University Day for Diplomatic Missions. The event, which was held at HSE’s newly renovated Pokrovka campus, was aimed at fostering further cooperation between HSE and its international partners.
The Institute for Oriental and Classical Studies of the Faculty of Humanities has launched a Center of Iranian Studies and the Persian Language. On December 6, representatives of HSE University and the Cultural Representative of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Moscow signed the cooperation agreement.
Researchers and diplomats from 35 countries and eight Russian regional universities gathered at HSE University to discuss globalization in Asia and how it differs from what is taking place in Europe.
On October 25-26, the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) and the Laboratory of Financial Economics (LFE) hosted the Eighth International Moscow Finance Conference at HSE University. This year’s programme included researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; University of Warwick; University of Lausanne; and the London School of Economics. Their presentations dealt with a wide range of timely topics, including the forecasting potential of data science models.
Students of the HSE and University of London Parallel Degree Programme in International Relations earned some of the highest scores worldwide on the exams that the University of London administers at its foreign partner universities.
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.