Chinese Professors Visit the HSE
On October 1, 2012, a meeting on academic cooperation between the HSE and leading Chinese universities took place at the HSE.
The HSE has long had strong ties with several Chinese universities. In October, members of the administration and professors from the Wuhan University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan), and Shandong University visited Moscow.
They met with Vladimir Avtonomov, Academic Supervisor of the Faculty of Economics, and Oleg Zamulin, Dean of this Faculty, Andrey Yakovlev, Director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, as well as representatives from some HSE laboratories who had previously had contact with Chinese higher education, particularly during a visit to Wuhan University. This university is one of the top ten Chinese universities, and was among the top 400 best universities of the world in the 2011 Times Higher Education Ranking.
Participants of the meeting discussed how best to exchange experience between the universities. In particular, the HSE representatives raised a question regarding the difficulties of publication in Western peer-reviewed journals, which can affect the university’s positions in international rankings. Vladimir Avtonomov said: ‘One of the ways to overcome this problem is to carry out comparative studies with the use of not only Western experience, but the experience of such countries as China. Our countries have a great deal in common and yet at the same time are very different, and comparative studies can be very fruitful and interesting for the international audience’.
Yao Jungan, Deputy Dean of the Economics and Management School, Wuhan University, emphasized that the cooperation between Wuhan University and the HSE can be implemented not only through joint research and publications, but also through studying best educational practices from both universities, student exchanges, and other forms of interaction.
The meeting demonstrated that the universities are open to cooperation and outlined some prospects for joint work.
On October 2-4, HSE University hosted the international conference Trends in Logic 19. Current Issues in Philosophical Logic for the first time in Russia. The conference, which attracted a number of prominent Russian and international scholars, was organized jointly by the journal Studia Logica and the HSE International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy.
On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
The agreement provides for academic and cultural cooperation between the universities, student exchange, and joint research. HSE University and the University of Bergen have been partners in educational initiatives for eight years. The partnership began when the HSE Faculty of Law signed an agreement with the Norwegian university.
Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.
On September 20, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano signed a cooperation agreement between the Embassy of Italy and HSE University.
On September 23-24, the CCCP19 Symposium ‘Cognition, Computation, Neuroeconomics and Performance’ will be held at HSE University. The goal of the symposium is to exhibit cutting edge research at the CCDM, a leading cognitive neuroscience research centre in Russia, and LNC2, a leading European research centre in neuroeconomics, cognitive neuroscience and neural theory. Ahead of CCCP19, the HSE News Service spoke with the conference organizer and several invited speakers about the plan for this symposium and the importance of their research in the field.
The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics will be held at HSE University on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the upcoming full-day event, which features eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe and concludes with an evening dinner.
On July 31, the II International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students came to a close in Saint Petersburg. In the team competition, the Brazilian team won the gold medal, while teams from China won silver and bronze. One of Russian teams placed fifth.