Categorical Data Analysis
From 29 June to 12 July the HSE Laboratory of Comparative Social Research (LCSR) is holding the Fourth International Summer School on Categorical Data Analysis in Zelenogorsk in the suburbs of St Petersburg. This year academics have come both from the Russian regions and from abroad — CIS, Germany, Israel, Romania and the USA.
The LCSR 2014 summer school is focusing on different methods of analysing categorical data and their application in comparative social research. The course is aimed primarily at Master’s students, PhD equivalent students and young specialists in sociology, politics, psychology and economics who want to develop their quantitative research skills. Over the two weeks of the school, Professor Jacques Hagenaars of the University of Tilburg is explaining the basic principles of working with categorical data. His assistant professor for the purpose is Zhuzha Bakk a PhD student at Tilburg.
There are three other courses on the summer school. The first is in Modernisation and cultural change, taught by LCSR’s academic supervisor and manager Ronald Inglehart (University of Michigan, USA) and covers the basis of ideas he has developed on a general theory of modernisation. The second additional course, Political support and Democratic Values in cross-national perspectiveis taught by the famous German political scientist Hans Dieter Klingemann (Centre for research in social sciences WZB, Berlin) and looks at the basic achievements in political sociology in the last two decades. The third course is Changes in attitudes and religiosity: how to measure them which is taught by Kirill Zhirkov (Research Fellow at LCRS) on basic approaches to operationalisation measuring individual religiosity in cross-national research.
Reports on academic research projects funded by a mega-grant from the Russian government are also a feature of the summer school. The report session of the school is divided into ten sections which focus on various areas of social research including migration, inter-ethnic relations, subjective well-being, gender conditions, religiosity, civil engagement and many others.
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.
A flexible schedule is one of the main advantages of freelance work. But don’t rejoice in your freedom just yet: self-employment often disrupts the balance between life and work and takes up more time than traditional office work. HSE University researchers Denis Strebkov and Andrey Shevchuk investigated the downsides of independent work.
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.