Golden HSE 2018 Winners Announced
The winners are 16 staff members in seven ‘golden’ categories and 21 students in the ‘Silver Nestling’ category. The winners of the ‘Golden Citation’, which is awarded to the most cited HSE scholar, have also been announced. The awards ceremony was held on November 27, on the HSE's birthday.
Atmosphere of Freedom
By tradition, the award ceremony was opened by the university's founders, who congratulated not only the winners, but also all HSE staff and students on their HSE affiliation. ‘I'm proud of HSE. I am proud of those who were able to get here, all those who study and work here. Thank you for everything’, said Evgeny Yasin, HSE Academic Supervisor. HSE President Alexander Shokhin supported him: ‘As we have mentioned many times, it is not so easy to enter HSE, but it is even more difficult to study here. I hope you are able to manage it. Good luck.’
HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov spoke about the present and future of the university, which is growing rapidly both quantitatively and qualitatively. For example, the quality of fee-paying admissions at HSE is comparable to the quality of state-funded admissions at some other prestigious universities in Moscow. ‘Quite a good university,’ noted Kuzminov modestly. According to the Rector, HSE is still ten years away from being able to compete with good international universities on equal terms.
However, the environment of freedom that has been present at the university from the very beginning and is still very much in evidence makes HSE what it is: there is no student organization created from above, student media are not subjected to censorship by the administration, and academic bonuses depend on objective indicators of work, and not on relations with the administration. ‘Let's keep our free environment,’ says Yaroslav Kuzminov .
This prize is awarded to teachers, research associates, and postgraduate students of HSE and its branches for outstanding research findings obtained through their work at the University.
The winners in three following categories are:
Science, IT and engineering — Viktor Vassiliev, Tenured Professor, Professor at the Faculty of Mathematics
University Teaching Success
This prize is awarded to HSE lecturers for outstanding teaching achievements, exciting lectures and seminars, useful courses and comprehensible textbooks, an attentive and objective attitude towards students, as well as actively supporting colleagues in improving the quality of teaching at the University.
The winners in the following categories are:
Humanities and arts — Ekaterina Shestakova, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)
This prize is awarded to HSE researchers for expert analysis and publications which have sparked major public interest or promoted serious changes in public, municipal, or corporate policies.
HSE Lyceum Teaching Success
This prize is awarded to teachers of the HSE Lyceum and cross-school HSE Lyceum for outstanding success in teaching, using innovative teaching techniques, and creativity in teaching.
The winner in this category is Olga Briukhanova, Teacher of Russian language and literature at HSE Lyceum.
This prize is awarded to HSE alumni for outstanding achievements in research and teaching, as well as for developing successful careers in community work, public administration or business. The winners in the following categories are:
Best academic achievement — Alexey Bufetov, graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics
Best professional achievement — Konstantin Noskov, graduate of the Faculty of Business and Management
Contribution to the Development of HSE
This prize is awarded to HSE employees whose work has resulted in improvements to the University’s reputation, as well as its visible development. The winner in this category is Tamara Protasevich, Director for Occupational and Gifted Student Guidance.
The prize is awarded to administrative staff at HSE study offices and other subdivisions for their initiative, friendly interactions with colleagues and students, and active sharing of experience among the University’s staff. The winners in the following categories are:
Study office staff, teaching and learning support specialists, staff of continuing education programme offices — Liudmila Korobkova, Teaching and Learning Specialist at HSE Campus in Nizhny Novgorod
Administrative staff of HSE faculties and central administrative bodies — Sergey Shalamkov, Head of the Centre for the Development of Instructional Settings
Employees of the HSE Library, Publishing House, Office of Information Technology, Office of Public Relations and Online Media, and similar units at the University’s regional campuses — Marina Ermakova, Leading Expert at HSE Library
Employees of dormitories and maintenance units — Vasily Baev, Director of the Office of Administrative Buildings
This prize is awarded to current HSE students, schoolchildren of the HSE Lyceum and lyceum classes as well as HSE doctoral students for outstanding achievements in studies and research, interesting papers, a proactive attitude, and achievements in self-development.
Semyon Abramian, Faculty of Mathematics (Moscow), 1st-year master’s student of the ‘Mathematics’ programme;
Elizaveta Antonova, School 2107 (Moscow), 10th-grade student of ‘Economics and Social Sciences’ track;
Alina Bakhitova, St. Petersburg School of Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (St. Petersburg), 1st-year master's student of the ‘Information Systems and Human-computer Interaction’ programme;
Anna Vinkelman, Faculty of Humanities (Moscow), 2nd-year master's student of the 'Cultural and Intellectual History: Between East and West' programme;
Vadim Greenberg, Faculty of Computer Science (Moscow), 4th-year student of the Applied Mathematics and Information Science bachelor's programme;
Alexander Dyatlik, Faculty of Mathematics (Moscow), 2nd-year student of the ‘Mathematics and Mathematical Physics’ master's programme;
Andrey Zyryanov, Faculty of Humanities (Moscow), 3rd-year student of the ‘Fundamental and Computational Linguistics’ bachelor’s programme;
Akan Kadyrbekov, Faculty of Economic Sciences (Moscow), 4th-year student of the ‘Economics’ programme;
Kirill Kuvivchak, HSE Lyceum (Moscow), 11th-grade student of the ‘Economics and Social Sciences’ track;
Anton Leonov, Faculty of Business and Management (Moscow), 2nd-year master's student of the ‘Big Data Systems’ programme;
Alexandra Malinina, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (Moscow), 3rd-year student of the ‘International Relations’ bachelor's programme;
Vladlena Markvirer, Faculty of Economics, Management, and Business Informatics (Perm), 1st-year master’s student of the ‘Information Analytics in Enterprise Management’ programme;
Elizaveta Maslennikova (Maximova), Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (Nizhny Novgorod), 1st-year master's student of the ‘Data Mining’ programme;
Daria Smuseva, MIEM (Moscow), 2nd-year master’s student of the ‘Computer Systems and Networks’ programme;
Anastasia Sokolova, Faculty of Informatics, Mathematics, and Computer Science (Nizhny Novgorod), 1st-year master's student of the ‘Data Mining’ programme;
Daria Teterina, Faculty of Economics, Management, and Business Informatics (Perm), 1st-year master's student of the ‘Marketing’ programme;
Ella Tyuryumina, Faculty of Computer Science (Moscow), 2nd-year master's student of the ‘System and Software Engineering’ programme;
Sergey Filyasov, ICEF (Moscow), 2nd-year master's student of the ‘Financial Economics’ programme;
Alina Khamatdinova, HSE Lyceum, 11th-grade student of the ‘Economics and Social Sciences’ track;
Pavel Chesnokov, Faculty of Law (Nizhny Novgorod), 1st-year master's student of the 'Legal Support and Protection of Business' programme;
Kirill Chmel, Faculty of Social Sciences (Moscow), 1st-year master's student of the ‘Applied Politics’ programme.
Together with Elsevier Publishing House (the Netherlands), the ‘Golden Citation’ award has been organized for HSE staff with high citation indices for papers published in the Scopus database. The winners were selected by a jury made up of experts from HSE and Elsevier. This year’s winners are the authors of the article ‘Monopolistic Competition: Beyond the Constant Elasticity of Substitution’ published in Econometrica Journal: Evgeny Zhelobodko, Senior Research Fellow of the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, Sergey Kokovin, Leading Research Fellow of the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics, Jacques-François Thisse, Chief Research Fellow of the Center for Market Studies and Spatial Economics.
The winning article was published in 2012, and in 2013 one of the co-authors, Evgeny Zhelobodko, unfortunately, passed away. ‘Evgeny Zhelobodko left us very early,’ says HSE Vice-Rector Maria Yudkevich at the award ceremony. — I am sure that were he still with us, his name would be known not only to the entire HSE, not only to a wide range of economists, but also to the wider academic community.’
The nominees in this category were HSE Tenured Professor Boris Mirkin with the article ‘Minkowski metric, feature weighting and anomalous cluster initializing in K-Means clustering’ (Pattern Recognition, 2012), and Senior Research Fellow of the Laboratory for Research in Inflation and Growth Ilya Voskoboynikov with the article ‘Deconstructing the BRICs: Structural Transformation and Aggregate Productivity Growth’ (Journal of Comparative Economics, 2012).
This year’s International Economics Olympiad for high school students started on September 7 with an opening ceremony that celebrated the biggest and most diverse group of students yet to compete in the Olympiad, now in its third year. 29 teams from 29 countries will compete this time. The event, which is being held online due to the pandemic, will last until September 13.
Ninety six university teams from all over the world participated in the main mathematics competition of the year. Typically, IMC takes place in Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria), but this year it was decided to hold the competition online due to the pandemic.
The number of international laboratories run in cooperation with leading international scholars is set to expand at HSE University. The competition aims to support the existing and create new research teams. Applications will be accepted from July 10 to August 31, 2020.
At the 2019 Golden HSE Award Ceremony, which coincided with HSE’s 27th anniversary, Aigul Mavletova, an HSE alumna and Associate Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, was awarded the Golden Citation Award. HSE News Service spoke with the recipient of the ‘award within an award’ about why research is more interesting than business.
At last week’s Golden HSE Award Ceremony, the winners of the Silver Nestling Award included two international students: Yunying Pei (China) of the Dual Bachelor’s Programme in Data Science and Business Analytics, and Juan Sota (Spain) of the Master’s Programme in Medieval Studies. HSE News Service spoke to the two students about their courses, speaking Russian, and the reactions their families and friends had when they told them they won the Silver Nestling Award.
On November 27, the HSE University held its 18th annual Golden HSE Award Ceremony in honour of colleagues who have demonstrated excellence in research or have contributed in a meaningful way to the HSE community. The special occasion coincided with the university’s 27th anniversary.
On June 24-28, HSE University – St Petersburg will be hosting HSE Fest, an international festival featuring university startups. 22 teams from 10 countries, including the HSE SPb team, ‘Sphere’, will be competing for grants in support of tech startups.
HSE students are invited to participate in a design competition in which a series of three illustrations will be selected. Submissions will be accepted until May 22. The winning patch projects will be set in the form of stripes on adidas bomber jackets. The author of the best work will travel to the head office of adidas in Germany.
Faculty of Computer Science of HSE and Skoltech are pleased to announce the launch of the second joint Olympiad in Statistical Learning Theory (SLT). The competition will be open to students specializing in the fields related to Applied Mathematics and Informatics. Following a pre-selection phase (application details below), the Olympiad final will be held at Skoltech on April 6-7, 2019.
HSE University is pleased to announce an international competition for experimental research laboratories in such breakthrough fields of contemporary physics as Quantum Technologies and Novel Functional Materials. The winners will have a chance to head and develop new research laboratories based out of the HSE Faculty of Physics.