HSE Open Lectures are Coming to Moscow’s Museums
The 'Open University' project, at the Higher School of Economics is organizing lectures in Moscow museums, following on from the series of free lectures given by HSE professors throughout the summer in Gorky Park. Lectures in museums will be held each Thursday starting from September 26.
The HSE Lecture Centre in Gorky Park was one of HSE’s key public events this summer. Visitors to the park had the chance to listen to fifteen lectures which were intended to be both enlightening and practical. They gave Muscovites a taste of the variety of HSE’s faculties and research interests. For some time now the HSE has been growing from a school of economics, into a classical university offering a big range of open lectures, workshops and master classes.
‘HSE is a city university’, said Valeria Kasamara, HSE Director for Corporate Projects and Curator of ‘Museum Thursdays’, ‘With our Moscow projects we want to form an emotional and intellectual city environment which we ourselves feel comfortable living in’.
The lack of a single campus and distribution of educational venues around the city doesn’t always allow the HSE to welcome everyone interested, and that’s why the HSE has decided to ‘go beyond its walls’. On September 10, 2013, Gorky Park will for the second time host the HSE Day – a university festival, which has already become city-wide. At the end of September the HSE Lecture Centre will move from the open air into Moscow museums.
Both popular and not so well-known (sometimes undeservedly) Moscow museums are welcoming HSE lecturers. Visitors can look at the exhibits, and listen to lectures on topics related to the nature of the museum. The only requirement is that there should be seating capacity for at least 50 participants.
‘Museum Thursdays’ will open, like the Lecture Centre in Gorky Park some time ago, with a lecture from Alexey Maslov, Head of the HSE School of Asian Studies: this time he will talk about European influence and Chinese nationalism.
The director of the Museum of Literature, Dmitri Bak said that these lectures are a ‘sign of the times, as we see a cross-over of notional boundaries and there is clearly a wide public desire to engage in intellectual discussions’.
Altogether there will be 30 lectures in museums during the academic year. The first will be on September 26, 2013, in the State Museum of Oriental Art. Start time: 6.30 pm.Oleg Seregin, HSE News Service
On September 14, the Higher School of Economics celebrated its main holiday, HSE Day, for the sixth time. Not only HSE students and staff, but anyone living in Moscow could enjoy the event. Let’s see what it was like – lectures, music, dancing, sports, student initiation, rain, sun, and rainbow. Click on the photos to zoom in.
Today is the sixth time HSE has been celebrating HSE Day at Gorky Park. Open air lectures, science and technology platform, sport master classes, intellectual competitions and many more activities are open for everyone. If you are not in the park now, follow our live broadcast on the website. And don’t hesitate to join the celebration any moment!
On September 14, the Higher School of Economics is again welcoming guests at Moscow’s Gorky Park to celebrate HSE Day – an extraordinary event that has become a tradition of citywide proportions. HSE Day has a lot to offer for everyone and is open to international students and faculty members.
The HSE School of Cultural Studies has designed a museum dedicated to the Soviet-era apartment complexes called Khrushchyovka buildings. The plans of the museum were presented at a meeting held by the Russian Ministry of Culture in Tsarskoye Selo. Under the guidance of cultural studies Associate Professor Irina Gluschenko, undergraduate and post-graduate students began working on the project long before the topic of citywide building renovation became part of public discussion in Moscow.
On September 8, 2016, HSE DAY took place in Gorky Park for the fifth time. This is a festival that allows everyone to have a good time in a joyful atmosphere. In the following article, we will tell you all about it.
Today is the fifth time HSE has been celebrating HSE Day at Gorky Park. Open air lectures, science and technology platform, sport master classes, intellectual competitions and many more activities are open for everyone. If you are not in the park now, follow our live broadcast on the website. And don’t hesitate to join the celebration any moment!
Learning a new sport is good for the brain and no worse than traditional intellectual games. And who needs a clear mind more than a student? That’s why a lot of sports clubs have been established at HSE, and they will be represented at the ‘Sports and Activities’ platform.
Students from more than 20 countries and almost 200 international staff members currently study and work at HSE. With this in mind, HSE Day in Gorky Park will offer a platform for intercultural communication in the most varied of fields, from music to breaking stereotypes about certain countries and cultures. Here, international students will take the lead, and you’ll be able to learn about various cultures first-hand.
The special HSE Day will demonstrate real science to its guests at the ‘Science and Technology’ platform. The achievements will be showcased by HSE MIEM, the School of Psychology, and HSE Lab (HSE Prototyping Centre). They will answer the trickiest questions put by the geeks. You’ll be able to get hands on and investigate the technological achievements on display and even test them yourself.
Each year HSE welcomes new colleagues – Ph.D. holders from the world’s best universities – who join the university through the international recruiting programme. HSE continues the tradition of public lectures at HSE Day, and holds HSE Open Talks in English. Academics from all over the world representing the most diverse disciplines will discuss their research and talk with the public.