HSE and Freie Universitaet Berlin Expand Their Cooperation
An Agreement of Cooperation between National Research University Higher School of Economics and Freie Universitaet Berlin has been signed ‘to further the effective and mutually beneficial cooperation’.
Started by the sociologists in 2013, the synergy of the two universities will now be strengthened with all the departments joining bilateral communication. Both universities agreed upon exchanging students, doctoral students, faculty and administrative staff, as well as on sharing all the relevant information in the whole spectrum of academic areas.
President of Freie Universitaet Berlin, professor Peter-André Alt: ‘Working out closer forms of cooperation with the Higher School of Economics in Moscow is an important strategic component of the international networking policy of Freie Universität Berlin. Particularly students and junior researchers will benefit greatly from the new cooperation agreement between the two institutions.’
Yaroslav Kuzminov, HSE Rector: ‘We see mutual interest towards cooperation both on the researchers’ and on students’ part. We have similar values, our universities are relatively young and innovative, so it was easy for our staff to find common language. The newly signed agreement opens a way for more students and doctoral students as well to get international study experiences, compare different teaching strategies and “widen their horizons”. German-Russian exchange is particularly good in this respect. Berlin and Moscow are congenial and we are always comfortable working with our German colleagues.’
The first exchange agreement between the Eastern Institute and the Institute of Sociology of Freie Universität and the Higher School of Economics was signed 2 years ago. ‘We started our cooperation, aiming to establish a platform for intensive contacts between younger researchers and renowned specialists in Sociology and related fields. A network of talented specialists interested in joint research of modern societies in East and West has been shaped to date,’ — professor Alexander Chepurenko, Head of HSE School of Sociology says.
‘There has been a strong interest in spending a semester at the Higher School of Economics on the part of the German students during these years - professor Katharina Bluhm from the interdisciplinary Institute for East-European Studies of Freie Universität agrees, - We have also done research projects, a number of conferences for PhD students and a Summer School for master students together. Now the cooperation is going to be further intensified, especially on the doctoral level.’
Boris Kashnikov, Professor at the Faculty of Humanities, has delivered a course on "War and Peace" at the University of Bayreuth (Germany). The course was delivered in cooperation with Professor Rudolf Schuessler - specialist in just war theory, theory of international negotiations, and ethics in economics. The course is the result of the cooperation agreement recently signed between HSE and the University of Bayreuth.
On November 7, HSE hosted a delegation from the Jülich Research Centre in Germany. Scholars from both countries came together to discuss joint research opportunities, including transformation of energy systems for sustainable development; future studies of energy technologies, including foresight studies; and methodological issues related to big data analysis and modelling.
On October 17-21, a delegation from HSE St. Petersburg, including Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of the HSE Campus in St. Petersburg, and Olga Krylova, Head of HSE St. Petersburg International Office, visited Korea during a trip sponsored by the St. Petersburg Committee for Science and Higher Education.
In addition to providing research and expert support for the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), HSE will also develop educational programmes on the most pressing problems of Eurasian integration. As well as this, HSE and the EEC are launching a regular exchange of information and analytics.
Department of History at HSE St. Petersburg is focusing on a global, comparative and transnational approach to historical studies, and cooperates with several European and American research centers. One of its primary partners is German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), which sponsors a position of an Associate Professor for a German scholar, and Dietmar Wulff, the current resident, told The HSE Look about his three years at the department and plans for the future.
Mr. Pengcheng Li, Director of CNIS (China) and Chair of the APEC Expert Group on Energy Efficiency & Conservation (EGEE&C), recently took part in the 50th anniversary meeting of the EGEE&C held at HSE Moscow. Following the event, he spoke with the HSE News Service about some of the topics covered, including the role he sees Russia playing in sustainable energy development.
We continue talking about universities that are alongside HSE in the 51–100 group in various subject areas in the QS ranking. Today we have sociologists speaking about their ‘neighbours in the ranking’.
The fourth HSE International Summer University has drawn to a close. The programme continues to grow and evolve. This year over 160 students from 46 universities came to HSE to take courses in International Relations & Politics, Computer Science, Russian Studies, Economics, Culture & History.
On July 17-28 an intensive course titled ‘In-transition lab: Structure as an Urban Catalyst’ by the Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism (Moscow) and the Architectural Association School of Architecture (London) was held at Moscow’s Shukhov lab.
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.