The Higher School of Economics and Yandex are opening a Faculty of Computer Science to train specialists in Theoretical and Applied Computer Science and Software Engineering. Former director of Yandex' educational programmes, Doctor of Physics and Mathematics Ivan Arzhantsev will be the dean of the new Faculty.
Between January and March, 2014, the University of London (UoL) carried out a cycle of events as part of the annual monitoring of ICEF as a UoL Affiliate Centre. This is the highest status, which is only assigned to a small part of the institutions in partnerships with the UoL. The monitoring meetings were concluded with a visit by the UoL representative delegation to ICEF on February 24.
On March 4, 2014, a lecture series by Giuseppe Ianniello, a full professor at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy, got underway at the HSE Nizhny Novgorod. For two weeks, participating students will study European financial reporting standards.
February 27 marked the launch of a lecture series ‘AREOPA: provoking innovate intelligence’ to be delivered for HSE-Perm Master’s students by Professor Ludo Pyis through March 6.
In February, 2014 the HSE Faculty of Economics launched a new era of academic cooperation with the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg. The faculties signed an agreement about new double degree programmes.
From February 27 to March 6, Professor Ludo Pyis will deliver lectures at the HSE Perm. Professor Pyis will read the course Intellectual Capital Accounting for the HSE Perm’s master’s programmes.
The Higher School of Economics joined the project on October 23, 2013 as one of the first Russian universities to partner up with Coursera. At the moment, the HSE offers twelve courses on its page with Coursera.
The Higher School of Economics will undergo a number of structural changes in spring 2014. ‘Big’ faculties, which will provide educational programmes, are being created as part of the university. The faculties will include departments and schools, as well as research centres and departments of continuing education. The new university structure is part of the roadmap aimed at improving the HSE’s global competitiveness.
Academics at HSE St. Petersburg are convinced that oriental studies as a field of humanities is becoming more topical every day, and create new educational and research departments.
Dr Natividad Fernández Sola teaches about the EU in the World at the HSE Department of International Affairs and is Professor of International Law at the University of Zaragoza (Spain). She is an expert on European Law and author of a new book 'Reasons for the Current failure of the European Union as an International Security Actor'. Dr Fernández Sola talked to the HSE English News Portal about her experience of being a foreigner teaching in Moscow.