On October 22nd and 23rd the first international conference ‘Research in Higher Education’ took place at the Higher School of Economics. The event was organized by the HSE together with the Boston College Center for International Higher Education, the World Bank and the National Foundation for Professional Training.
On October 22nd Robert Johnson, Director of Engineering at Facebook, gave a talk at the Faculty of Business Informatics of the Higher School of Economics, invited by the Department of Innovations and Business in Information Technologies. His talk was devoted to the rise of Facebook from 10 million to half a billion active users.
Guidelines on Freedom of Peaceful Assembly prepared by the OSCE/ODIHR Panel of Experts on The Freedom of Assembly, including Nina Belyaeva, Head of the HSE Department of Public Policy, were published by the OSCE
On October 13th Christian Wulff, President of Germany, spoke to HSE students about ‘Germany and Russia: Partnership for Modernization’.
On October 4th a special session of the Political Economy research seminar took place at the HSE Faculty of Economics. Yang Yao, Deputy Dean of the National School of Development and Professor at the Center for Economic Research, Beijing University, spoke about ‘Equality, the Disinterested Government, and Economic Growth: The Case of China’.
Starting from January 2011 the National Research University - Higher School of Economics offers an International Winter Session. The Winter Session gives students a unique opportunity to immerse in intensive studies at the Higher School of Economics - one of the biggest research universities in CIS and Eastern Europe.
How can we compare political systems in contemporary world politics? What measurements can we use to understand the political development of countries whose histories and culture make them so different? Political Atlas of the Modern World is a unique reference source which addresses these questions by providing a comparative study of the political systems of all 192 countries of the world.
On September 17tha delegation from the University of Lancaster, Great Britain, visited the Higher School of Economics. At a series of meetings, the guests learnt more about the HSE’s activities, and were involved in negotiations regarding possible areas of cooperation between the two universities.
Geoffrey Crossick, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, took part in the HSE International College of Economics and Finance graduation ceremony on September 16th. What else was in the programme of his visit to Moscow? What does he think about the problems and prospects for higher education development in Great Britain? And what about cooperation with the HSE?