Evgeny Yasin Reelected HSE Academic Supervisor, Alexander Shokhin – HSE President
At a meeting of HSE’s Academic Council on May 30, Evgeny Yasin was reelected as the university’s academic supervisor, and Alexander Shokhin — as HSE’s president.
According to HSE’s charter, the university’s academic supervisor and president are elected for five-year terms in a secret ballot by HSE’s Academic Council. The president’s candidacy is put forth by the university’s founder — the Russian government. The academic supervisor oversees the university’s academic activities, initiates academic conferences, participates in creating the university’s development program and represents the HSE in other academic organizations. HSE’s president represents the university in relations with the federal and local government, as well as with nongovernmental organizations and businesses. Like the academic supervisor, the president participates in working out a roadmap for the university’s development.
Evgeny Yasin was one of the HSE’s founders in 1992. He worked for several years in the government and in 1998 was reelected as the university’s academic supervisor. Evgeny Yasin is also a professor in the Subdepartment of Macroeconomic Statistics and the academic supervisor of HSE’s Expert Institute. He initiated HSE's International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Developments, also known as the ‘April’ or ‘Yasin’ conference. The conference met its fifteenth year in 2014, as did the traditional seminar Transitional Period Economic Policy, which takes place monthly and is also headed by Professor Yasin.
Alexander Shokhin was first elected as HSE’s president in 1995. He also worked in the government, where he indirectly participated in creating a new project for Russian education – the HSE. At the HSE, Alexander Shokhin heads the Department of the Theory and Practice of Business-Government Interaction. Together with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, which he also oversees, Professor Shokhin organizes meetings between students and leading Russian businessmen as part of a general university elective.
A move to a new building equipped with modern research equipment, an increase in admission numbers, a rise in the number of articles faculty members publish in international journals – these are just a few of the achievements the HSE Moscow Institute of Electronics and Mathematics (MIEM) has made over the last five years. Throughout those years, the head of the Institute was Alexander Tikhonov, who passed away on December 9, 2016.
This year, many students and staff of HSE in Moscow will change the location of their study and work. Instead of some sites in districts on the outskirts of the sity, the university is using buildings in the centre. In addition to that, faculty departments which are now scattered in various parts of the city will move closer to each other. This will allow lecturers and students to spend less time commuting.
On December 25th, 2015, the HSE Academic Council summed up the results of the university’s teaching and learning activities over the past year. Here are some facts and figures from Vice Rector Sergey Roshchin’s presentation.
The HSE has concluded a process of expanding its faculties. What opportunities has this process opened up for students? How are BA and MA programmes now managed? Will this help ensure decision-making centers are closer to student audiences and scientific laboratories? Here we take the 'big' Business and Management Faculty, which now unites specialists in management, logistics, and business informatics as an example in exploring these issues.
The ‘big’ Faculty of Business and Management is being formed at the Higher School of Economics. The Faculty will include the current Faculties of Management, Logistics, and Business Informatics, which will be turned into schools.
As we celebrate this year’s anniversary of HSE, we will not recall everything that has happened with the university since it was founded; its milestones have been recounted numerous times already. We will instead tell you about the most important things that have happened this year.
On November 7, the Higher School of Economics and Rossotrudnichestvo signed a new agreement on cooperation. The document provides a framework for the future development of partnerships between Russia, the CIS, the Baltics, and Central and Eastern Europe in the educational and academic spheres.
As part of organizational reform at HSE, two more ‘big’ faculties are being created – the Faculty of Economic Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities. These faculties will include educational and research divisions in their corresponding fields. Changes will also take place in the structure of HSE’s Moscow State Institute of Electronics and Mathematics.
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov gave an interview to Moscow 24 TV about how prepared new first year students are for the most popular courses and about the careers of HSE graduates.