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
This academic year, HSE University will begin admissions to its new online Master's programme in Data Science, which will be offered on Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform. The application deadline for admission to the programme is December 6. Courses begin in February. Upon the successful completion of the programme, students will receive a Master’s degree from HSE University, which is internationally recognized.
On October 2-4, HSE University hosted the international conference Trends in Logic 19. Current Issues in Philosophical Logic for the first time in Russia. The conference, which attracted a number of prominent Russian and international scholars, was organized jointly by the journal Studia Logica and the HSE International Laboratory for Logic, Linguistics and Formal Philosophy.
On October 2 and 3, HSE University simultaneously celebrated two anniversaries of Russian-Dutch academic cooperation: the 25th anniversary of joint educational programmes between HSE University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the 10th anniversary of the Dutch educational center, Nuffic Neso Russia, with which HSE has a long-standing partnership.
The Second Russia-China Education Research Conference – Digital Transformation of Education and Artificial Intelligence – was held last week at HSE University. Researchers from the two countries discussed changes taking place in the national education systems thanks to the digital revolution, as well as what can be borrowed from mutual experiences.
The agreement provides for academic and cultural cooperation between the universities, student exchange, and joint research. HSE University and the University of Bergen have been partners in educational initiatives for eight years. The partnership began when the HSE Faculty of Law signed an agreement with the Norwegian university.
Economists and Researchers Gather at International Conference on Wealth and Income in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries
On September 17-18, HSE University hosted a special conference with the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth (IARIW) on the topic of Experiences and Challenges in Measuring Income and Wealth in Eastern Europe and CIS Countries. This was the first IARIW conference to be held in a CIS country. HSE News Service spoke with American economist Barbara Fraumeni about her work with economic accounting and human capital and her experience attending the conference in Moscow.
On September 20, HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Italian Republic Pasquale Terracciano signed a cooperation agreement between the Embassy of Italy and HSE University.
On September 23-24, the CCCP19 Symposium ‘Cognition, Computation, Neuroeconomics and Performance’ will be held at HSE University. The goal of the symposium is to exhibit cutting edge research at the CCDM, a leading cognitive neuroscience research centre in Russia, and LNC2, a leading European research centre in neuroeconomics, cognitive neuroscience and neural theory. Ahead of CCCP19, the HSE News Service spoke with the conference organizer and several invited speakers about the plan for this symposium and the importance of their research in the field.