In Russia according to changes in the Federal Law on Education approved two years ago and coming into effect with the start of the new academic year, the majority of universities will be enrolling students into Bachelor's and Master's programs instead of traditional five-year courses . The HSE Deputy rector Vadim Radayev comments on the innovation for the RIA Novosti correspondent Yulia Medvedovskaya.
John Beyrle, the US Ambassador to the Russian Federation, lectured on the US-Russia bilateral relations at the HSE. Answering some queries he sketched common ground for US-Russia cooperation strengthening. In his speech the US Ambassador focused on the "Four I`s" doctrine that is promoted by the Russian President D. Medvedev.
While some economists suggest that bankers may be exaggerating the problems in order to win more cheap state funding, most agree that bad loans are set to surge. Y.Gavrilenkov, the HSE expert, mentiones some aspects of the problem.
A project entitled "Morality and Trust in Old and New Market Economies" has been running since 2007 as a joint research teaching activity included in the MA Program of Applied Social Research of Markets (head - Prof. V. Radaev) at the Higher School of Economics and the Research Institute for Sociology, University of Cologne, Germany.
On April 21, the session of the Russian Public Council for Education Development was held at the Lomonosov State University. The "Anti-monopoly policy in Education through the Federal Anti-monopoly Service of Russia (the FAS) vision" was under discussion.
Toxic assets problem in the banks is comprehensively discussed in Russia. "Russia does not have a major toxic asset problem in the banks. Russian banks were not really involved in buying these derivative securities," Martin Gilman, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, said.