German Week 2015 at HSE Saint Petersburg
During the XII Germany Week in St. Petersburg, the Gorky House of Scientists under the Russian Academy of Sciences hosted an international research conference ‘Russia and Germany – regional economies after sanctions,’ organized by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and HSE.
During the conference, there was a plenary meeting and three round tables.
Discussion on the theme of ‘Preparing staff for the real sector of the economy in the following areas: logistics, international law of the sea, innovation management for the regional economy,’ was led by Professor Alexander Khodachek, President of HSE St. Petersburg and Academic Supervisor Andrey Bochkarev, who heads the educational programme ‘Logistics and Supply Chain Management’.
Executive Director of the German-Russian Economic Union Dr. Hanno Stöcker in his presentation noted: ‘I can assure you that the German business community supported sanctions unwillingly and without any joy. Everyone wants to retain contacts with Russia, but in Germany you cannot talk about that openly, and that really is a new experience for us. Business in Germany is used to being able to express itself and its desires concisely and clearly to politicians. Now the situation has changed.’ German business wants to return to the previous tone of relations with Russia, Stöcker said.
Chair of the St. Petersburg Committee on Economic Policy and Strategic Planning Elena Ulyanova during the meeting recalled that Germany is St. Petersburg’s second largest partner in terms of trade volume, and despite sanctions trade is stable.
Youth events are a now-traditional part of the conference, and this year’s round table theme was related to the main theme: ‘Russia’s economy – new markets, the problem of import substitution.’ The discussion was led by Andrey Podlesny, MA student at HSE St Petersburg.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students at HSE St Petersburg, St Petersburg State University, the Herzen Russian Pedagogical University, and other institutions all presented reports. The young academics’ work was highly diverse, looking at territories from the far north to South East Asia, and raising issues in a wide range of sectors – from the agro-industrial complex and planning new nature reserves, to e-government and high-tech.
The main takeaway from the youth section confirmed the need to reduce the Russian economy’s dependence on imports, in part by improving production security by developing the national agriculture sector and associated production facilities, and also by further developing IT.
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.
The Second ICEF Conference in Applied Economics will be held at HSE University on September 14. The HSE News service spoke with organizers and participants about the upcoming full-day event, which features eight papers presented by renowned specialists from Russia and across Europe and concludes with an evening dinner.
On July 31, the II International Economics Olympiad (IEO) for high school students came to a close in Saint Petersburg. In the team competition, the Brazilian team won the gold medal, while teams from China won silver and bronze. One of Russian teams placed fifth.