An Excellent Platform for ‘People-to-People’ Contacts
Dr. Marek Dabrowski became a Professor at the HSE Faculty of Economics in 2014 where he teaches a Master’s course in Macroeconomic Policy in Transition and Emerging Economies. In the run up to the XVI April Conference he agreed to talk to the HSE English News service about being an international academic at HSE.
— What do you think of life in international research at the HSE?
— The HSE has a lot of international academic contacts, participates in many international projects, invites foreign scholars to teach students and make seminar presentations, etc. And the Annual HSE April International Conference offers an interesting forum for academic and professional debate.
— What are your impressions and what lessons have you learned about living and working abroad?
— I’ve travelled a lot and worked in various countries away from home for almost 30 years. So the time spent at HSE is nothing new from this point of view. I like Moscow which is a historic city and an impressive cultural and academic center. I have many friends here.
— Could you tell us about your experience of lecturing for Coursera?
— This has been a new experience for me. I am very happy that I have had the opportunity to teach in Coursera as it has provided me with access to a global audience. I am absolutely convinced the role of massive open online courses (MOOCs) in the education process will grow rapidly in the coming years.
— What paper are you going to present at the Conference?
— I have been invited to speak in the roundtable on the current problems of the Russian economy and chair another session.
— What makes a big international conference like the HSE April Conference exciting?
— The Conference is a very large academic forum which brings together scholars from many countries. It provides the opportunity to update knowledge on many interesting topics, to exchange views and opinions, present results of one’s own research, to listen to policy makers, business people and representatives of international organizations, etc. Last but not least it is an excellent platform for people-to-people contacts.
Anna Chernyakhovskaya, specially for the HSE News service
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