On June 22nd a delegation from the Secretariat of the Senate of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Thailand visited the HSE International College of Economics and Finance.
In early June, as part of the international cooperation development programme, an official delegation from the HSE visited Shanghai. Andrey Klimenko, HSE Vice Rector and head of the delegation, told us about the aims of the trip and agreements reached.
This year the recently created HSE School of Asian Studies will begin accepting the first entrants to its undergraduate programme. Aleksey Maslov, Head of the School, told us how to train Orientalists the right way and what examinations these students will have to pass.
From May 31st to June 1st a joint Russian-Chinese conference on ‘Transition and Economic Development in China and Russia:Past and Future'took place at the HSE. The event was organized by the Faculty of Economics. On the Chinese side, leading economists from two large universities, Wuhan and Hong Kong, took part in the conference. Vladimir Avtonomov, Dean of the HSE Faculty of Economics, told us about the event and cooperation with the colleagues from China.
On May 24th –26th the Samuel P. Huntington Memorial Symposium on Culture, Cultural Change and Economic Development took place at the HSE. It was organized by the Cultural Change Institute (the Fletcher School, Tufts University, USA) and the Higher School of Economics. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met with the Symposium participants.
On May 13th and 17th two meetings took place at the HSE –in Moscow and in Saint-Petersburg – HSE representatives met with members of the Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet and Society.