HSE and Ca’ Foscari University Pursue Productive Partnership
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.
The official delegation of the Venetian university, headed by Michele Bugliesi, Rector of Ca’ Foscari, visited HSE University on June 17-20 to discuss further plans for collaboration and take part in the International Partners Week. The Ca’ Foscari delegation included Rector Michele Bugliesi, Provost for International Relations Tiziana Lippiello, Director of International Office Mauro Cannone, and Moscow representative Valeria Brandina. During the visit, the delegation met with HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov who emphasized the importance of broader information exchange and involvement of young faculty members and students in joint comparative research projects.
The two universities signed a cooperation agreement back in 2012, and starting in 2013, they have been offering student exchange programmes in economics, management, humanities, linguistics, international relations, and political science. There are also academic and research collaborations in economics and humanities, primarily in such fields as literature and philosophy.
In February 2018, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, together with an HSE delegation, visited Ca' Foscari University for its 150th anniversary. Both sides agreed to further their cooperation and open bi-lateral representation units – the Ca’Foscari Information Corner at HSE and the HSE University Information Corner in Venice. These corners should contribute to further sharing of information about initiatives, cultural and educational events, academic programmes and joint research activities.
Established in 1868, Ca' Foscari University (Venice) is one of Italy’s leading universities;
8 departments (faculties) and 3 schools;
Places in the Top-100 of global rankings for language study, and in the Top-250 in Economics and Econometrics;
51 Ca' Foscari students and 54 HSE students have taken part in exchange programmes over the last 6 years.
Dr. Bugliesi, Rector of Ca' Foscari University, noted that the Information Corner represents a logical continuation of the two universities’ successful research and academic interaction. HSE students who are interested in potentially studying in Venice will be able to learn more about Ca' Foscari.
Intercultural workshops led by Ca' Foscari graduate students are currently being planned for Russian students who are now taking Italian
Bugliesi also stated that the university's leadership hopes to involve HSE Lyceum students in wider collaboration. Furthermore, next week, a group of HSE Lyceum school students is going to Venice to take part in Discover Ca' Foscari week (June 25-28).
Other future plans include working with the HSE School of Asian Studies to develop a double degree programme in contemporary Asian studies and conducting joint research projects in Digital Humanities and computer science.
Ivan Prostakov, Vice Rector at HSE University, in turn, noted that while the Ca' Foscari Information Corner was opened in Moscow, employees and students from all four HSE campuses are welcome to participate in the two universities’ projects. ‘This is a great opportunity for Russians to discover Italy, and for our Italian colleagues to explore Russia,’ he believes.
Greta Pais Marden Nanon, undergraduate student of Ca' Foscari University of Venice, majoring in economics and management, as well as Darya Smuseva, HSE MIEM 2nd year Master’s student in Computer Systems and Networks, Programmer at the Laboratory of 3D Imaging and Computer Graphics, shared their experience of participating in exchange programmes.
The topic of university information corners was also addressed at the International Partner Week roundtable Building Stronger Relations: The Role of On-Site Offices in Partner Countries and Universities chaired by Marina Batalina, where Tiziana Lippiello presented Ca’ Foscari University’s experience of running The Ca’ Foscari-Suzhou Office. In addition, she spoke about the aims of HSE-Ca’ Foscari Information Corner at HSE University as part of the priorities of the Ca’ Foscari’s Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
Contact details of Valeria Brandina, permanent representative of Ca ‘Foscari University at HSE University, as well as information about university programmes, meetings, and other relevant events, are posted on the Ca 'Foscari Moscow Information Corner website, which was developed by our Venetian partners together with the HSE University Office of International Cooperation.
Participants of Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs Tackle Trade, International Institutions, and More
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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.
Students who have been accepted to the HSE bachelor’s programmes in ‘Law’ and ‘Private Law’ may simultaneously enroll in the second degree programme at the University of London to supplement their basic training. The second degree programme is also open to external students and working professionals.
On June 24 – 28, HSE University – St. Petersburg hosted the International University Startups & Spin-Offs Festival (HSE Fest), which brings together students from across the world to pitch their startups for a one-time chance to win grants that will help them take their projects to the next level.
The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences at HSE University held a Graduate Student Seminar in Soviet History together with Sciences Po (France) on June 17 – 18, 2019. HSE News Service spoke with participants and instructors of the seminar, which examinedthe impact of WWII on the Soviet Union and surrounding regions, as well as aspects of the Soviet system from Stalin up to the 1980s.
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.