Mikhail Blinkin Appointed Acting Dean at Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism
Mikhail Blinkin, Acting Dean at the HSE Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism
Mikhail Blinkin is one of Russia’s leading experts in urbanism, city planning, and urban transport. He has headed the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies since 2011 and has been HSE Tenured Professor since 2013. In 2017, Mikhail Blinkin was the recipient of an HSE Honour Award 1st Class, as well as the Golden HSE award for Best Expert.
As Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Urbanism, Professor Blinkin will be concentrating on developing the school further, together with the young GSU staff. He will remain Head of the HSE Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies throughout his term as Acting Dean.
Professor Blinkin considers that his goal in this position is to increase the efficiency of the School. ‘This relates both to commercial results (contract work) and academic achievements, such as publications’, he explained.
The core of the new management team at GSU will consist mainly of young lecturers. The professor plans to engage them in drafting curricula for new educational programmes.
On November 27, the HSE Academic Council held an awards ceremony dedicated to the university’s 25th anniversary. The meeting saw the participation of representatives of the Russian President, members of government, and members of the Russian Federal Assembly. Governmental awards were given to a number of HSE employees for their tremendous accomplishments.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree for the commendation of prominent public and political figures. Andrey Zhulin, Vice Rector at HSE Perm, Galina Volodina, Director of HSE Perm, and Valeria Kasamara, HSE’s Senior Director for Government Relations, are among the figures mentioned in the decree.
A book entitled The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project by Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Media Communications Olga Baysha has been published by Lexington Books (United States).
Igor Chirikov, Research Fellow at the HSE Institute of Education, who has been appointed director of the Student Experience in the Research University International (SERU-I) Consortium, will start working at the University of California Berkeley from August 2014, but will still continue to supervise research at the HSE Institute of Education.
On June 17, 2014, Panos Pardalos—Distinguished Professor at the University of Florida and Scientific Advisor at the HSE’s International Laboratory of Algorithms and Technologies for Networks Analysis—celebrates his 60th birthday.
HSE is beginning its 21st year and it promises to be an eventful one. The university needs to make another leap forward and improve its international competitiveness significantly. Here is Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov’s beginning of term address.