of school-age students are regularly or occasionally given physical punishment at home for bad behaviour.
At the same time, one in five students is in danger of being beaten for poor grades in school.
29% of students have parents who make a scene; this happens regularly with the parents of one out of every 10 children.
These data are presented in a report by Irina Sizova, Head of Sociology Laboratory at HSE Nizhny Novgorod, entitled ‘Social and Cultural Factors in the Escalation of Violence in the Russian School’’. More details on the results of the study can be found on the OPEC.ru website.
According to the findings of HSE researchers, up to one-quarter of school graduates in Moscow enrol in low-quality universities despite scoring highly on their Unified State Exam, the final school exam and a standard university admission mechanism in Russia. This academic mismatch limits their life opportunities and often stems from unequal starting conditions in the family and at school.
Students of the HSE School of Software Engineering won the Russian final of the Microsoft Imagine Cup contest for software projects on April 6, 2013, in Moscow. Now they will represent Russia in the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Final in July 2013 in Saint Petersburg.