London to Host HSE Postgraduates for Internships
Three scholarships are being offered to HSE postgraduate students by the FMIM Centre for Qualitative Finance, which was created this summer by HSE’s >International Laboratory of Quantitative Finance (ILQF) together with London-based investment company FMIM.
Participants of the scholarship programme must plan on writing dissertations devoted to financial mathematics, preferably to the optimization of securities portfolios, optimal stopping and the optimal control of stochastic processes in algorithmic trading.
‘Talking with postgraduate students in Moscow, I understood that the majority of them combine work and study, and their professional life is connected with things far removed from the topic of their dissertation. This type of situation is particularly characteristic of those who have chosen the financial mathematics track. The postgraduate programme at our Centre must, on the one hand, combine the mathematical power of the Russian school of probability, while on the other it must present our guys with the opportunity to put their academic achievements into practice – in other words, make their theoretical strategies practical. In a certain sense, this is similar to the connection between theoretical and experimental physics,” comments the director of the FMIM Centre for Qualitative Finance, Elena Boguslavskaya.
The Centre is offering postgraduate students three-year scholarships. According to the contract’s terms, students must spend at least four months of the year in London, working as interns at FMIM. Students will receive additional pay for this, and travel and accommodation in London are paid for by FMIM. In Moscow, the students will work at the ILQF. Entrance exams for the postgraduate programme will take place as usual. The application deadline is September 15, and the programme begins November 1.
Anastasia Chumak, HSE News Service
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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.
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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.
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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.