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.
As part of the International Partners Week, a ceremony of setting up Ca' Foscari University Information Corner at HSE University took place on June 19.
On June 18, the third International Partners’ Week ‘Academic Agility: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future’ began at HSE University. The event brings together representatives of more than 30 universities from 16 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Finland, the United Kingdom, and China. They have all come to Moscow to learn more about the kind of learning experience HSE University can provide, as well as to discuss practical challenges and solutions regarding international mobility.
On June 3-4, a conference entitled ‘Beyond Post-Truth: Media Landscapes in the “Age of Insecurity”’ was held in St. Petersburg. The conference was jointly organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) at HSE University, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at GWZO Leipzig, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.
This May, HSE and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.
This year's theme of the International Partners Week held this past May at HSE St. Petersburg was ‘Nurturing Global Citizens for a Global World’. Participants gathered to discuss common issues that universities face in regard to internationalisation, exchange approaches to implementing the Global Citizens concept, visit the university’s facilities, acquaint HSE SPb students with universities overseas, and, of course, enjoy St Petersburg’s White Nights.
On May 23-24, following the Days of the International Academy of Education held earlier this week, the General Assembly of the International Academy of Education took place at HSE University Moscow. The assembly brings together education researchers and experts from all over the world, and this is the first time that the biannual meeting was held in Russia. Over the course of two days, members discussed joint projects and publications and met newly inducted members who had the opportunity to introduce themselves and present their research. Members also took part in small group discussions on a variety of topics, including digital literacy and math education.
On May 20, the Days of the International Academy of Education commenced at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Experts from all over the world engaged in identifying global education policy trends will hold a series of meetings, master classes, seminars and open lectures. They will share their experience with Russian researchers, instructors and education policy makers over the course of three days.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in Common Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.