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Wednesday, March 21


Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Seminar on ‘Hamiltonian Simulation and Universal Quantum Hamiltonians’. Speaker: Toby Cubitt (University College London)

VIII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations 'Beyond the Traditional Agenda: New Reality for Russia and China'

Application deadline – March 31, 2018 

Thursday, March 22

VIII International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Relations 'Beyond the Traditional Agenda: New Reality for Russia and China'

Application deadline – March 31, 2018 

Illustration for news: Q.E.D. Mathematics Test at HSE

Q.E.D. Mathematics Test at HSE

On March 24, a mathematics test 'Q.E.D.' (quod erat demonstrandum, meaning 'which was to be proved') will take place, organized by Yandex. It is open to anyone who is interested. As on previous occasions, HSE will be one of the test sites.

Illustration for news: Economics of eSports

Economics of eSports

Per capita GDP can make a difference in a country’s performance in competitive computer gaming, according to a study conducted by researchers at HSE Perm. While a substantial amount of research focuses on traditional sports, few studies have so far examined eSports. Two HSE researchers examined a resource providing information on tournaments, winners and prizes – for country-level determinants of performance in competitive computer gaming. 

Yale Professor Discusses Political Theory with HSE Students

On March 15, HSE’s School of Cultural Studies welcomed Professor Ian Shapiro from Yale University to talk on two very hot topics: ‘Power and Domination in Political Theory’ and ‘Human Rights in the Contemporary World and Their Prospects’. The presentations were followed by a round table which gave participants further opportunity to engage with this internationally renowned expert in political science. Professor Shapiro’s latest book, Politics against Domination, is soon to be published for the first time in the Russian language.

Illustration for news: ‘Being Smart’ Will Mean Different Things for Different Cities

‘Being Smart’ Will Mean Different Things for Different Cities

Neeraj Mazumder, a native of India, is a first-year student in the Master’s programme Prototyping Future Cities offered by HSE’s Vysokovsky Graduate School of Urbanism. He received his Bachelor’s in Architecture from Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University in Hyderabad and came to Moscow to study how cities can be analyzed and smart cities designed.

Illustration for news: New PhD Track Offered at by HSE Doctoral School of Education Will Measure 21st Century Skills

New PhD Track Offered at by HSE Doctoral School of Education Will Measure 21st Century Skills

A new English-taught PhD track in Educational Measurement and Testing has been launched by the HSE Institute of Education. It is the only programme of its kind in Russia and most European countries. International students can apply for Russian government scholarships until March 31, 2018. General application round is from August 1 until September 14. 

HSE among the World’s Top 200 Most International Universities

The Higher School of Economics has been ranked 162nd in a new ranking of the world’s most international universities compiled by Times Higher Education.

Illustration for news: HSE Opens New Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience

HSE Opens New Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience

The new institute is headed by Vasily Klucharev, a professor at the Higher School of Economics, who previously worked as Head of the School of Psychology. Vasily Klucharev told the HSE news team about what the School managed to achieve in four years, what the new institute will do and how attitudes towards psychology and neuroscience are changing.

HSE and St. Petersburg Through the Eyes of a Chinese Student

Zhang Caiyu is a Master’s student at HSE – St. Petersburg. Originally from China, Zhang Caiyu moved to Kiev, Ukraine as a Bachelor’s student, where she majored in the Russian language. Of course, it then made total sense to continue her education here in Russia. She is now a student in HSE’s 'Experience Economy: Hospitality and Tourism Management' programme. Here are her impressions of the university, the people, and the beautiful city of St. Petersburg.

Illustration for news: ‘Success Is Partly About Making Mistakes…’

‘Success Is Partly About Making Mistakes…’

In the latest edition of Success Builder, the Head of Russia and Ukraine DCM at J.P. Morgan, Kirill Kondrashin, discusses the things even those with honours diplomas don’t consider, as well as how to think like a British HR professional and how a new employee can survive in the jungle of the London financial services market.

Consuming More: Why Economic Growth Does Not Necessarily Contribute To Human Happiness

Economic growth in developed countries has a dual effect. On one hand, people's living standards and consumer spending are on the rise, but on the other hand, this does not necessarily make people happy and may in fact erode subjective wellbeing and lead to economic crises. A new study co-authored by Francesco Sarracino, HSE LCSR Senior Associate Researcher, examines the reasons behind this phenomenon.