HSE Makes Waves in Prague at EAIE 2014
On September 17, 2014, the annual conference held by the European Association for International Education (EAIE) opened in Prague, Czech Republic. EAIE is the leading European association devoted to promoting the internationalization of higher education across Europe and around the world.
This year, the conference theme 'Stepping Into a New Era' presents a unique opportunity to discuss recent developments in international education, including the role of technology in creating global programmes. The event, which lasts through September 19, is held at the Prague Conference Center and brings together more than 5,000 education professionals from all over the world.
Representatives of the Higher School of Economics (HSE) have long participated in EAIE conferences, but this year is the first that HSE has a booth to display its education and research offerings, and in addition, is one of the conference’s sponsors. On the first day of the conference, hundreds of participants visited the HSE booth, including Alexander Povalko, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and Hans-Georg van Liempd, President of EAIE.
HSE has actively participated in a nation-wide push to strengthen its own competitiveness on the international stage along with that of 14 other Russian universities. These specially selected 15 universities are presenting together at a special booth set up by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science at the conference. On September 17, project participants met with Mr. Povalko to discuss early results in the effort to promote Russian education abroad. HSE offers many opportunities aimed at the global audience, from students to professors to researchers, including 12 Masters programmes taught in English and one Bachelors programme taught in English, with two more BA programmes set to begin in 2015-16. HSE also has a Foundation Year available to international students who want to receive a degree in Russian, as well as English-taught short-term programmes, including Semester in Moscow and Summer University, and Russian language courses. Lastly, its international research centers are led by world-renowned specialists and attract researchers from around the world. The conference is an excellent place for HSE staff to meet with partners and establish new connections, as well as to attend seminars and workshops and learn from different approaches to higher education around the globe.
Nicholas Marmet for HSE News Service
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.
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.