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Aug 20, 14:30

Patrick Sawyer to speak on 'Populism and Protest Intensity: A Cross-National Analysis'

online
Aug 24 – Aug 28

POSTPONED: Summer School on Machine Learning in Bioinformatics

Follow updates on the summer school website 

Sep 3, 18:00

3rd International Online Seminar on Computational Educational Sciences: 'Uplift Modeling for Preventing Student Dropout in Higher Education'

online
Sep 12, 15:00
Third ICEF Conference on Applied Economics (special online edition on COVID-19)
online
Sep 16 – Sep 18

International Seminar on 'Global Longevity: Advances and Challenges'

Deadline for submitting abstract: 15th June, 2020  

Illustration for news: Meeting Happiness: How Social Activity Affects the Well-being of Europeans over 50 Years Old

Meeting Happiness: How Social Activity Affects the Well-being of Europeans over 50 Years Old

The Covid-19 pandemic has severely restricted social contacts for people everywhere, and especially for the elderly. Yet, HSE researchers found that meeting with friends and relatives was one of the key conditions for happiness among Europeans aged 50 and older. In fact, such social contacts were just as important for them as their health, material well-being, or professional fulfilment. The report on the results of the study was prepared for the XXI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development.

Illustration for news: Unknown Mortality Rate: Why We Don’t Know the True Scale of COVID-19

Unknown Mortality Rate: Why We Don’t Know the True Scale of COVID-19

Demographers have been thrust to the frontlines of the world’s efforts to evaluate the coronavirus pandemic, but so far without any weapons. Lacking data, they cannot reliably assess the situation. And this is despite the fact that the Internet, it would seem, is flush with statistics. A webinar hosted by the HSE International Laboratory for Population and Health discussed the paradoxes of quantitative approaches to COVID-19. IQ.HSE spoke with webinar participants Vladimir Shkolnikov, Inna Danilova, and Dmitry Jdanov.

Illustration for news: ‘Data Mining Can Help Forecast the Pandemic Situation with an Accuracy Within 2.5%’

‘Data Mining Can Help Forecast the Pandemic Situation with an Accuracy Within 2.5%’

A mathematical model of Covid-19 spreading in Nizhny Novgorod Region, which has been created by the Big Data Laboratory at Nizhny Novgorod Development Strategy Project Office, has been widely discussed in the media and on social networks. The research was led by Anastasia Popova, a master’s student of HSE University in Nizhny Novgorod, repeat winner of machine learning competitions, and winner of Ilya Segalovich Award by Yandex. In the following interview given on April 15, Anastasia speaks about how the model was developed, the data it uses, and long-term potential applications.

Illustration for news: HSE University Re-Launches Monitoring Study of the Population’s Social Well-Being

HSE University Re-Launches Monitoring Study of the Population’s Social Well-Being

The HSE Institute for Social Policy is renewing its monitoring of the population’s socio-economic status and social well-being. The first issue includes a 2019 summary and short analysis of the trends related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Experts have concluded that many unfavourable trends were not overcome last year and that the current crisis will worsen the situation.

Illustration for news: HSE Alumnus Develops ‘Smart Glasses’ for Doctors Treating COVID-19 Patients

HSE Alumnus Develops ‘Smart Glasses’ for Doctors Treating COVID-19 Patients

In late March at the Kommunarka COVID-19 Hospital outside of Moscow, a pilot project was launched that allows healthcare professionals to coordinate their efforts remotely while working with coronavirus patients. The system, which is run using ‘smart glasses’, is now in operation at ten Moscow hospitals. Ilya Flaks, a graduate of HSE’s Master’s Programme in E-Business and project founder, spoke with the HSE News Service about how the smart glasses help doctors and what prospects lie ahead for using virtual reality (VR) in health care.

Illustration for news: Countries Strengthen Scientific Cooperation in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Countries Strengthen Scientific Cooperation in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

The OECD Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (STP) held its first meeting of the year in early April. HSE staff members Mikhail Gershman, Dirk Meissner and Elena Sabelnikova joined Ministry of Education and Science representatives as members of the Russian delegation to the event. Here, they explain which approaches participants discussed for combating the coronavirus and for preventing other global crises.

Illustration for news: A Viral Critique of Modern Society

A Viral Critique of Modern Society

The coronavirus pandemic is transforming modern society, reviving old social practices and formulas such as the Russian ‘flat-car-dacha’ principle, while opening new technological frontiers and creating new cultural skills. Professor Vitaly Kurennoy, Head of HSE’s School of Cultural Studies, discusses these issues in an op-ed for Izvestiia. Read the full translation of the article below.

Illustration for news: Online Courses and Psychological Assistance: How HSE Volunteers Are Working During the Pandemic

Online Courses and Psychological Assistance: How HSE Volunteers Are Working During the Pandemic

On March 18, the Older Generation Support Centre opened at HSE University. HSE News Service continues to interview students and employees of the university who are helping senior citizens through the difficulties of self-isolation by delivering medicine and food, sharing useful information, and holding online classes. Today, volunteers who teach foreign languages to pensioners speak about how they have become volunteers.

Illustration for news: How HSE Is Transitioning to Distance Learning and Helping Others Do the Same

How HSE Is Transitioning to Distance Learning and Helping Others Do the Same

Conducting online lectures and research seminars on Zoom, providing assistance and useful instructions to the university community—all this is necessary for a smooth transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past two weeks, various HSE departments have done all of this in order to provide their students with online instruction. The IT Office particularly felt the weight of this large task. HSE News spoke with digital service staff about what they have managed to do in such a short time frame.

Illustration for news: English Lessons, Yoga, and Medical Masks: How HSE Volunteers Are Helping Senior Citizens

English Lessons, Yoga, and Medical Masks: How HSE Volunteers Are Helping Senior Citizens

The COVID-19 pandemic, which was announced in March, is not winding down anytime soon. The coronavirus is especially dangerous for senior citizens. Due to the threat of infection, older Muscovites are spending their days in self-isolation. But many HSE students are working to ensure Moscow’s elderly don’t get too lonely by communicating with them remotely.