The HSE and the ECNU - East China Normal University in Shanghai have agreed on a mutual student exchange programme. Documents were signed by Sergei Karaganov, Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, HSE, and Feng Shaolei, Dean of the Faculty of Advanced International and Area Studies at ECNU at the closing ceremony of the III International Russia-China Summer School on International Relations, “Individual and State Responsibility in the 21st Century”. Zhao Gochen, the Plenipotentiary Minister Advisor on Education at the Chinese Embassy in Moscow, was also present.
The informal labour market is growing in Russia. An increasing number of people are moving to the informal economy because they do not trust government institutions and do not receive the public benefits they are entitled to as taxpayers. 'Shadowed from Regulation: Informality in the Russian Labor Markets, Its Dynamics, Extent, and Consequences' is a paper by Vladimir Gimpelson.
Andrey Yakovlev, a board member of the Russian Association of Fellows of the Federal Chancellor of Germany and Director of the HSE Institute for Industrial and Market Studies, told us about the German Chancellor Fellowship Program for young leaders which is implemented by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
On July 10, 2013, HSE Rector, Yaroslav Kuzminov, took part in a press conference on the results of the competition for government support for leading Russian HEIs to enter the world’s top 100 universities.
From June 24-25 Professor Mariano Laplane, President of the Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE), Brazil, was on a two-day visit at the HSE. As a result, an Agreement of Understanding was signed, which defined the areas for further cooperation between the Center and the HSE.
If the majority of a country’s population moved from values of survival to values of self-expression, individuals with both types of values will try to avoid corrupt behaviour. But if, as in Russia, values of survival prevail in society, individuals with values of self-expression are inclined to act corruptly. This is the conclusion of a study by Maria Kravtsova and Alexey Oshchepkov.
On June 28th, 2013, Joseph Bradley, Professor of History at the University of Tulsa, USA, spoke at the HSE on ‘Studying Late Imperial Russian Society and State as part of Russian Studies in the USA’. He gave a special interview to HSE news service.
The burst of political life in Moscow and other Russian regions in 2011-2012 led to a number of academic studies, both in Russia and internationally. The results and conclusions made by researchers show how diverse the nature of Russian protest activity is.
On July 1, 2013, the Council for Foreign and Defense Policy (CFDP) held an international political conference ‘Democracy and Meritocracy: Are the Two Principles Compatible?’, in which international and Russian experts took part.