Russia and Brazil: Studying Global Media Together
A group from Brazil’s Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais visited the HSE to participate in a seminar that was part of the ‘Russia-Brazil Major Sport Events: Social Commotion in Global Media’ joint project.
The project was initiated by Assistant Professor Renira Gambarato of HSE’s Faculty of Communication, Media and Design and Adjunct Professor in Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais’s Faculty of Media, Geane Alzamora, and involves a group of six researchers from each university.
‘We created this project to research coverage of the Sochi Olympics and the Brazilian World Cup in various media outlets and on major social networks. The project started in January 2014 and is expected to last two years. We hope that work will continue after 2016 as well though. This will allow us to study how the media and social networks react to such mega sporting events like the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil and the 2018 World Cup in Russia,’ Renira Gambarato comments.
The project’s research subject is not sport itself, but the things that surround all sporting events, including political, social and economic processes. Problems with corruption and the budgets of sporting events are important for both countries. The researchers are also concerned with objectivity in covering delicate issues such as problems with sport and the LGBT community, as well as how social media outlets react to these problems.
The project is still far from over, but one could now say that despite Russia and Brazil being very different countries, they are similarities regarding the difficulties behind the organization of large sporting events. The comparison of what is happening in both countries is an important component in planned research. The research will provide a better understanding of the underlying processes of the sports world and of the involvement of the media and social networks in these processes.
Publications and presentations are planned to be created as part of the project, and seminars are set to take place with both countries’ participation. The first of such seminars was held at the HSE on October 20-21 of this year, and the second is planned to take place in Brazil in October 2015 where research results will be presented.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
On May 17 and 18, 2019 the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media and Design is organizing its second annual Telling Stories festival. The event attracts renowned film directors, producers, photographers, curators of international projects, and trend-setting designers.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at the University’s International Activities
On March 20, a conference of HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked to some of the university leaders about what has changed in their area of responsibility over this period.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Kantor, Head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier visited HSE on Wednesday, 13 February, to give a lecture and meet with faculty and students. In addition to Professor Kantor and students of his International Laboratory, Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov and faculty and students of the School of Philosophy and the HSE Lyceum were in attendance. Vice Rector Prostakov delivered the opening remarks.
Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.
The two universities have signed a student exchange agreement. Now HSE students will be able to spend a semester in Shenzhen, while Chinese students get to spend a semester at HSE.
The Centre will develop, research and promote themes related to media and information literacy and will become an online platform for discussing new transmedia and immersive practices in the digital environment. It will also continue work on creating various cultural and educational projects that has already been started by the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design.
On January 14, 2019, Professor Giovanni Tria spoke at HSE on contemporary globalization, including its consequences and problems. Below are the key highlights of his talk.