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.
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.
The HSE University and Kyung Hee University double degree programme ‘Economics and Politics in Asia’ is currently enrolling students. Its academic supervisor, Denis Shcherbakov, spoke about the advantages of the programme, internships at Asian universities and companies, as well as the new focus on Southeast Asia.
On July 24, the second annual International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students kicked off at HSE University in St. Petersburg. The competition is organized by HSE University with the support of Sberbank. Students from 24 countries will compete over the course of a week. The winners will be able to enroll in any HSE Economics programme in 2020 with a full tuition scholarship.
In June, faculty members from HSE’s School of Cultural Studies, the School of Philosophy, and the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities met with colleagues from the University of Pittsburgh (USA) and a Russian art historian to participate in a round table on the importance of gender studies in the humanities. The researchers discussed questions such as what historians, philosophers, and historians can achieve when approaching their fields of study from the standpoint of gender studies, and what the state of gender studies is in contemporary Russia and abroad.
Participants of Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs Tackle Trade, International Institutions, and More
On Thursday, July 11, students and faculty of the International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs bid farewell with a festive awards ceremony and closing lecture by Professor Sergey Karaganov, Academic Supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.
One of the perks of studying at HSE University is its wide range of academic mobility programmes. Ksenia Semykina, a master’s student of Comparative Social Research, recently spent a semester at the Free University of Berlin with the support of an Erasmus+ scholarship. She shared some practical advice on how to live and study abroad with HSE News Service.
HSE University and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme signed an agreement to conduct joint research on urban development. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and UN Under-Secretary-General Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who heads the UN-Habitat programme, signed the letter of intent at the recent Moscow Urban Forum, which was held on July 4-7 at Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.