Next week the 13th HSE April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development, organized with the participation of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, will take place at the HSE. Evgeniy Yasin, Chairman of the Conference Programme Committee and Academic Supervisor of the HSE, told us about the forthcoming forum.
The inaugural publication of the BRICS Research Group, a joint initiative between the Higher School of Economics and the University of Toronto, co-edited by John Kirton and Marina Larionova, has been published. This special publication for the 2012 New Delhi Summit is a collection of articles by government officials from BRICS countries, representatives of international organizations, businessmen and leading researchers.
The 2011 Sanya BRICS Summit Compliance Report prepared by the BRICS Research Group, a joint undertaking between the HSE International Organizations Research Institute and Trinity College of the University of Toronto (Canada), was published on March 27th, 2012.
In April a new all-university elective course on Science, Technology and Innovation: Analysis, Strategies and Policy will be launched at the HSE. It will be delivered in English by leading HSE international professors as well as some visiting experts. Dirk Meissner, Deputy Head of the HSE Research Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies, and one of the authors of the course, told us more about the course, its structure and specifics.
Starting from this year, as part of the master’s programme in International Relations in Eurasia at the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, the students are now specializing in International Relations (previously it was Political Science). Maxim Bratersky, coordinator of the programme, told us about the changes to the course.
On March 13th, as part of the visit of a delegation from the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (France) (Ecole des autes études en sciences sociales, EHESS) to the HSE, a cooperation agreement was signed between the two universities.
The National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), invites applications for its 2012-2013 postdoctoral fellows programme. This competitive institutional award is open to recent doctorates (Ph.D. degree within the past 3 years from non-Russian universities) and doctoral students who have completed their Ph.D. thesis in Economics and Sociology.
At a recent meeting on the problems of applied research and innovative infrastructure development at the Higher School of Economics, the problems of the university’s development as a research center were considered. Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of the HSE, told us more about this issue.