An Academic Approach to Cultural Tourism
The International Summer School, ‘Impacts of Cultural Events on Small and Medium-size Art-oriented Towns,’ has begun.
Participants of the School include alumni of the Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Programme, undergraduates and graduate students of HSE’s Moscow campus, as well as students, young lecturers and researchers from various universities in Poland, Slovenia, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, and Japan.
The School, which was organized as a series of lectures given by Russian and foreign instructors, commenced with an opening speech by HSE Academic Supervisor Evgeny Yasin, who talked about the historical background of the transformation of Russian cities on the basis of cultural processes. This was followed by a lecture given by Pieter Jan Valgaeren, a researcher from the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), who discussed research conducted in Belgium concerning the effects of the international Manifesta Biennial 10.
In addition, a meeting between students and representatives of the Gatchina city administration aroused quite a bit of interest. During the event, Summer School students learned about the many cultural events held in the city and about the strategic plans for developing the tourism potential of the Gatchina District of Leningrad Region.
Over the next several days, the Summer School will see presentations by the Director of HSE’s Center for Applied Economic Research, Tatyana Abankina; the Director of the Leontief International Centre for Social and Economic Research, Leonid Limonov; and the Deputy Director of the Institute for Cultural Programmes, Ivan Kizilov. The main researchers to present at the School over the course of a two-day period are Dutch researchers Margo Rooijackers and Gert-Jan Remmers of the NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences. Aside from lectures, the School will hold a number of master classes and workshops conducted by Valery Gordin, Marina Matetskaya, and Maria Dedova of the Laboratory of Cultural Economics.
Prepared by Maria Dedova
If you are planning on applying to one of HSE’s summer schools, it’s time to act now. Read on to learn about events hosted by HSE schools that are still accepting applications from students and teachers.
Exploring Political and Cultural Space of St Petersburg through the Summer School 'Topography of Imperial Power'
On a grey autumn day, it is always nice to warm up by reliving memories of summer adventures. This year, the balmy weather did not leave our city till mid-October, and a summer mood also lingered at HSE University – St Petersburg with the IV International Summer School 'The Topography of Imperial Power: Political and Cultural Space of Saint Petersburg' which ran from September 11 till October 2, 2018.
In August 2018, the Faculty of Law at HSE Nizhny Novgorod hosted the annual summer school ‘Russian – Chinese Business: Cultural and Legal Aspects’. This year, the delegation from China was twice as big as last year, and the number of volunteers increased significantly, which clearly shows that summer schools with partner universities gain momentum!
The second Summer School on Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods (DeepBayes 2018) was held in Moscow from August 27 to September 1, 2018. The summer school was organized by HSE Centre of Deep Learning and Bayesian Methods and Samsung AI Center in Moscow. The lectures were taught by researchers from two centers-organizers, Skoltech, and Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The Russian Summer School, Masterchain, was held at the Higher School of Economics. It provided students with experience in working with this platform beyond the sphere of banking. The students collaborated on innovative projects for solving real business problems in the field of FinTech.
On June 9–15, the town of Pushkin near St. Petersburg, Russia hosted the Sixth International Summer School on Multidisciplinary Higher Education Research organized by the HSE Institute of Education (IOE). Bringing together a premier cohort of accomplished international academics and bright early-career scholars, the 2018 School aimed to explore new and deeper perspectives on how higher education can contribute to positive socio-economic change at all levels.
Every summer since 2007, the Center for Institutional Studies at the National Research University Higher School of Economics has been organizing the annual Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis (RSSIA). Students and researchers from around the world convene in Moscow to enjoy a whole week of lectures and consultations, presentations, discussions and networking, as well as the opportunity to be inspired by the experts.
On July 17-23 the Third Machine Learning summer school organized by Yandex School of Data Analysis, Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and Imperial College London was held in Reading, UK. 60 students, doctoral students and researchers from 18 countries and 47 universities took part in the event.
The Summer School ‘Law in Russia: National Aspects’ was held at HSE Nizhny Novgorod on July 17-28. Students from HSE Nizhny Novgorod and the Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China) took part in the event. For two weeks the international participants studied the basics of Russian language, law, and management.
In July 2017, the HSE Institute of Education welcomed its first international summer school 'Inequality of Educational Opportunities'. Organized by the IOE International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis, this event aimed to promote best-practice approaches to inequality research through multi-dimensional academic debate and learning about today’s advanced methodology in social data analysis.