Development of Faculty of Creative Industries Discussed at HSE Academic Council Meeting
On March 1, the HSE University Academic Council held a meeting at the building on Pokrovsky Bulvar. The main focus of the meeting was the development of the Faculty of Creative Industries. A secret ballot was also held for the competition to fill faculty positions.
Creative Industries as the Mainstream
The Faculty of Creative Industries (FCI) was previously called the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, noted HSE University Rector Nikita Anisimov. Recently, however, the question of renaming it arose. ‘We made this decision in acknowledgement of the diversity of the faculty and in light of the fact that the creative industries are becoming mainstream,’ he stressed.
The dean of the faculty, Professor Andrey Bystritskiy, spoke about its development under its new name.
In addition to the Institute of Media, the School of Communication, and the Art and Design School, the faculty structure now includes the Film Institute and the Institute for the Development of Creative Industries. The dean highlighted the activities of the Film institute, which only recently became part of the faculty. ‘This is a very interesting and exciting project for us. I am proud that we have people who are working to achieve major progress in the field of filmmaking,’ said Andrey Bystritskiy.
The dean noted that the FCI should develop as a centre of excellence in expert and analytical work, educational technologies, and the development of programmes (including online programmes) in the creative industries. He noted that the main tasks for the near future include the development of a digital campus for the creative industries and the expansion of the faculty’s publishing activities.
The faculty implements:
14 bachelor’s programmes
17 master’s programmes
2 doctoral programmes
51 continuing professional development programmes
A total of 37% of the faculty’s educational programmes have been updated. Andrey Bystritskiy noted an important detail: now the academic supervisors and lecturers of the faculty’s programmes ‘are recognised specialists in their fields—in design, integrated communications, media and so on.’
Faculty Competition: Trends and Results
Participants of the meeting also took part in a secret ballot to fill faculty positions. The results will inform the decision to fill positions and will be announced in the near future. Before the vote, First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev spoke about the main trends of the competition, and Tenured Professor Vladimir Shadrikov reported on the results of the council’s HR Committee, which he chairs, and presented the committee’s final recommendations to his colleagues.
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