International Summer School on Educational Finance
The International Summer School on Educational Finance was held on July 3-10 in Beijing. The event was organized by HSE Institute of Education and the China Institute for Educational Finance Research, Peking University (CIEFR). Questions of educational financing were considered in the context of globalization and assessing students’ educational achievements.
Olga Romanova’s report was dedicated to the use of tools for assessing individual achievements in analysing the correlation between demand and supply for skills and competences on Russia’s labour market.
Alexey Shabalin’s presentation was focused on identifying the main problems in skill formation in the 21st century and on a comparative study of Russian and Chinese policy in vocational education. His report preceded a joint seminar by Chinese, American and Russian researchers on a comparative study of public and private partnership in vocational education.
Fedor Dudyrev, IOE Chief Expert, held a workshop on ‘Public-Private Partnerships in VET Reform’, during which the participants discussed the following topics: ‘Business-Government Cooperation in VET: A Russian Experiment with Dual Education’; ‘Vocational Education Reform Through Public-Private Partnerships: Russia’s Case’; ‘Public Private Partnership in Education: China's Experience’; ‘PPP in China's Regions; Why do Cities run Prefecture Vocational Colleges?’; ‘Mixed ownership and the dataset on VET Partnership’. The participants also looked at the common problems in secondary education faced by Russia, China and other countries.
The Beijing summer school is a good example of experience exchange with international colleagues specializing in research into vocational education. After discussions and meetings, the participants agreed a joint comparative study of best practice in implementing private-public partnerships in secondary vocational education in both Russia and China. The project group focuses on determining most successful examples of interaction between businesses and state authorities in creating an effective system of vocational education in Russia’s regions and China’s prefectures in order to support their further development.
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.