Philologist Mikhail Andreev Becomes Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Leading researcher at the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities, respected Russian Italian studies specialist and expert on literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Mikhail Andreev, has been made Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
In 1973, he graduated from the Romance and Germanic Languages department of MSU’s Philological Faculty, in 1977 he defended his dissertation on the ‘Problem of Time in Dante’s Divine Comedy’ and in 1992 he defended his doctoral dissertation on ‘The Origins of the Medieval European Drama’.
He has been at HSE since 2002, and is one of the founders of the Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies. He is the leading Russian Italian studies specialist and recognized expert in a number of areas in research into the Middle Ages and Renaissance. His research interests include the history of literature in Italy, France, Spain, England, comparative literature studies, poetry history, and literary theory. He developed a new approach to the origins of drama in Medieval Europe, identified structural aspects of classical European comedies, and looked at historical poetics and the Renaissance tradition of the Chivalric romance.
He is one of the main authors of the academic volume ‘The History of Italian Literature’ as well as about 250 academic publications, including 5 monographs. A monograph on historical poetry in dramatic genres has been approved for publication.
He is also the editor-in-chief of ‘The World Tree’, a member of the Bureau of the Renaissance Commission under the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Scientific Council for World Culture, and an honorary member of the Italian Dante Society (Florence), member of the editorial board of the magazine Letteratura Italiana Antica (Rome), and Questions of Literature, a member of the editorial board of the magazine Italianistica (Pisa), and the imprint ‘Literary Monuments’.
Italy’s Ambassador to Russia Pasquale Terracciano made HSE Banking Institute Director Vasily Solodkov a Knight of the Italian Order of the Star for his exceptional scholarly contribution to the advancement and development of friendly relations and cooperation between Italy and Russia.
Tenured HSE Professor Fuad Aleskerov, who is the head of the Faculty of Economic Sciences’ Department of Mathematics, has become a member of the Informatics section of the Academia Europaea.
Alexander Tonevitsky, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Biology and Biotechnologies and corresponding member of the RAS, was awarded the honorary title of Distinguished Scientist of the Russian Federation. The awards ceremony was held in the Kremlin on November 27.
Academic Supervisors of HSE programmes have been awarded bonuses for activities contributing to the university’s development. Active attraction of international students to HSE has become one of the assessment criteria.
The 7th Moscow International Forum ‘Open Innovations.’ which took place from October 15 – 17 in Skolkovo, included an exhibition on the results of research carried out by academic institutions, small enterprises and leading universities, including HSE.
Fedor Ratnikov, a leading researcher at the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA), has been appointed project coordinator in the SHiP collaboration. He will be responsible for developing and designing the detector’s active magnetic radiation shielding.
The Contribution to Science and Education Award, established by the HSE, recognises outstanding contributions to academic development and international academic cooperation.
According to the decision of Sergey Sobyanin, Mayor of Moscow, fourteen HSE staff members were officially recognised by Moscow Government, with the awards being timed to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the university.
On October 28, the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) held a meeting to announce the results of elections of new members: 176 scholars were selected as academicians, and 323 scholars as corresponding members. HSE researchers are among the new RAS members.