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.’
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.