HSE's Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy among Top Think Tanks
HSE’s Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy placed 28th in a global ranking of analytical centres that work with the quality of public administration.
The rating, entitled Top Transparency and Good Governance Think Tanks, is part of the annual Global Go To Think Tank Index Report published as part of the University of Pennsylvania’s non-profit program Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). The report has been published annually since 2008 and contains both regional and industry-specific ratings. The database that is supported by the programme’s staff consists of around 6,300 analytical centres representing 206 countries and territories. The programme’s objective is to raise the quality of cooperation among analytical centres, politicians, and civil society.
The Laboratory for Anti-сorruption Policy was created in 2009 on the initiative of HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov. The Laboratory, which is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is currently headed by Elena Panfilova, a lecturer in the School of Political Science.
The winners of the Yegor Gaidar Foundation were announced on November 17, and HSE staff were among those recognized in three nominations.
Director of the Institute of Demography, HSE, Tenured Professor Anatoly Vishnevsky was singled out for his outstanding contribution to Russian economic thought. The prize giving ceremony was in Moscow on 12th November.
On March 20, the ceremony for the Andrew Heiskell Award for innovation in international education took place in New York. The Higher School of Economics became the first Russian university to receive an honorable mention.
During London Graduation Ceremony, which took place on March 11th at the University of London, ICEF Director Sergey Yakovlev was awarded honorary degree of Doctor of Science (Economics), honoris causa, for the contribution to development of higher economic education and ICEF academic achievements.
The Higher School of Economics was recognized by the Institute of International Education (IIE) for its internationalization initiatives and given honorable mention for the Andrew Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. HSE is the first Russian university to be named in the 14-year history of the awards.
Associate Professor at the Department of Social History Oleg Voskoboynikov has won the Humanities Prize 2014 for his translation into Russian of French art historian Roland Recht’s Le croire et le voir: L'art des cathédrales, XIIe-XVe siècle (Believing and Seeing, The Art of Gothic Cathedrals) in a volume published by the HSE Publishing House. The prize was awarded by the French Ambassador to Russia, Jean-Maurice Ripert who signed a certificate at the ceremony for the winner to travel to France.
Alexei Repik, who received his bachelor’s degree from HSE’s Faculty of Economics, was named the winner of the Russia nomination in the international competition Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Repik is the President of Delovaya Rossiya (Business Russia) and the Chairman of the board of directors at the R-Pharm group.
The News Service of the Higher School of Economics won the ‘Best Corporate Media’ award at the Internet Media Awards, which took place as part of the internet forum RIW 2014.