Mark Urnov, Academic Supervisor of the HSE Faculty of Politics, talked to us about his view of the middle class and about the research he’s been carrying out with Irina Soboleva and Anton Sobolev in four Russian regions, as well discussing the reasons for the popularity of this work among international researchers.
The preliminary programme of the XII International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development has been organized by the Higher School of Economics with the participation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Andrey Yakovlev, Vice Rector of the HSE, told us about the applications received, the work of experts and the preparation of the forum programme.
Be amongst the first to apply for the HSE International Summer School 2011. If you apply before February 28th you will get an early-bird discount and find out earlier than others whether you are accepted to the program.
In September 2011 a joint undergraduate programme was launched by the Higher School of Economics and the New Economic School. Vladimir Avtonomov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Economics, and Konstantin Sonin, Vice Rector of the New Economic School (NES), told us more about the programme.
On December 30th Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with the HSE administration and teaching staff at the HSE professor club.
Recently Professor Wesley Johnston from Georgia State University (USA) read a course of lectures on marketing strategies to students of the HSE Faculty of Management. One of the HSE organizers of this project was Olga Tretyak, Head of the HSE Department of Strategic Marketing. What do they think about interuniversity partnership, joint research projects and the future of this cooperation?
On November 25th and 26th the first meeting of the HSE International Expert Council on the priority area of development Economics took place at the HSE. Vladimir Avtonomov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Economics, Franz Hubert, Professor at the Humboldt University Berlin, Andrey Yakovlev, Vice Rector of the HSE, and Richard Jackman, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, told us about the results of the meeting.
In October, Professor Abel Polese from the University of Edinburgh Institute of Geography gave a series of lectures at the Higher School of Economics for students of the Faculty of Politics, as part of the IMESS Visiting Scholars programme. Boris Zhelezov, Deputy Vice Rector and Head of the Office of International Academic Mobility of the HSE, and Abel Polese himself told us about the lectures and the IMESS programme.
On November 29th Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), gave a public lecture at the HSE cultural center on ‘Europe — the lost continent?’. The meeting was organized by the HSE International College of Economics and Finance.