St. Petersburg’s Gastronomic Brand Goes International
Scholars at HSE St. Petersburg have published their research in a new monograph for international tourism professionals. Dr. Valery Gordin, Deputy Director of HSE St. Petersburg and Head of the Laboratory of Cultural Economics, together with Dr. Julia Trabskaya, Leading Research Fellow at Laboratory of Cultural Economics, authored a chapter for a book entitled ‘Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development. Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability’. Palgrave Macmillan, a leading global publisher, issued this volume in December 2015.
The project brought together several academics from Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Czech Republic, Poland and Russia, uniting their various approaches to the development of the tourism industry. The project was initiated by globally recognized experts in this area – Dr. Marcello M. Mariani, Professor at the University of Bologna (Italy) and Dr. Dimitrios Buhalis, Director of the eTourism Lab at Bournemouth University (UK).
Dr. Gordin and Dr. Trabskaya prepared the chapter entitled ‘Saint Petersburg as a Tourist Destination: Searching for the Gastronomic Brand’. Dr. Gordin noted that despite being based on the case study of St. Petersburg, their research represented a unified approach and methodology that could be applied to create a development strategy for any tourist destination. This feature makes their research relevant for this collectively written book.
‘In our study, we united sociocultural and culinary aspects and demonstrated their mutual penetration in the framework of one tourist destination, namely St. Petersburg’, Dr. Gordin said. ‘Experts used to think about gastronomy as a supplementary sector within the hospitality industry, but today, we see that it is becoming self-sufficient. At the same time, in the majority of tourist destinations, its self-dependence is based on historical heritage. Our study was meant to find sociocultural components in a gastronomic brand and unite them in order to achieve a synergy effect for successful and sustainable performance and advancement of the tourism industry’.
‘We were very flattered to be invited to take part in this project’, Dr. Trabskaya admitted. ‘We hope that the results of our work will contribute to strengthening St. Petersburg’s position as a popular city among international travellers. Our city clearly needs to define and promote its gastronomic “face” in the global arena. Hence, HSE St. Petersburg and our lab are at the forefront of the search for local culinary identity as a part of our cultural and historical heritage’.
The publication of Dr. Gordin and Dr. Trabskaya’s joint book entitled ‘Gastronomic Brands of Destinations: Approaches and Application’ preceded their role in preparing this monograph.
Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit to Take Place in Partnership with a Russian University for the First Time
From June 22-23, the virtual Times Higher Education Young Universities Summit, jointly organized with HSE University, will take place. This marks the first time that the summit will be conducted with support from a Russian university. The choice of HSE is no coincidence: it is the only Russian university in the Top 50 of THE Young University Ranking.
On Friday, June 11, UNESCO held a ceremony to launch its new UNESCO Science Report, which arrives at a crucial moment as countries reach the halfway mark of meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The Report shows that, over the past five years, countries of all income levels have begun efforts to transition to economies that are both digital and green. At the ceremony, six of the Report’s authors provided overviews of trends in their regions. Representing the East European region was Professor Leonid Gokhberg, First Vice Rector of the HSE University and Director of the HSE Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK).
The first International Conference on Social Neurology in Environmentally Sound Conditions, organized by the International Laboratory of Social Neurobiology of the Institute of Cognitive Neurosciences and Aalto University will be held online on June 21-23, 2021. The HSE News Service spoke with conference organisers and some of the key speakers in the run-up to the conference about its agenda and some research highlights.
On September 15-17, 2021, Kazan will host the 24th TCI Global Conference, one of the main international events in the field of regional competitiveness and cluster development. The conference will be held in cooperation with HSE University.
The online project 'Inspired by Your Bright Future: HSE Business Talk' was created for participants from all over the world as a platform for public discussions. From the end of November till the end of May, industry experts and HSE professors held twelve webinars to discuss different areas, from logistics and marketing, business in China and Arabic countries, climate change, to entrepreneurship, finance, and new technologies. The project brought together more than 3,000 participants from over 115 countries.
On May 31, International Advisory Committee met online to discuss HSE University’s third mission, its implementation and place in the university strategy. The meeting focused on HSE University’s volunteering and social initiatives, cooperation with non-profits, community engagement, students’ field research trips around Russia, and HSE Business Incubator.
In April, the Teach for HSE Project hosted an online seminar, ‘International Virtual Exchange in Your Classroom: No Visa Needed’. Seminar participants discussed the 2020-2021 Russian-Japanese Student International Research Programme, ‘Northeast Asia since 2012: Political and Economic Analysis’, which was held jointly by the School of International Regional Studies of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs and the Institute for Asian Studies and Regional Collaboration of Akita International University (Japan).
When Risks Are Too High: The International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis on the Outcomes of Its Work
In the more than 10 years since it was established, the HSE International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis has travelled a long way from a laboratory to an academic centre of gravity for globally renowned scholars.Fuad Aleskerov, Professor in the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences and Director of the HSE International Centre of Decision Choice and Analysis, spoke about the evolution of the centre’s team, its research activity, and solving Arctic dilemmas through the use of mathematical models.
An intellectual competition for secondary school students from all over the world who are lovers of science and technology will be held in Yakutia with the participation of HSE University. High school students from all over the world will gather for several days to participate in projects in the natural sciences and humanities led by scientists and scholars from around the world.
In an open talk organized for HSE – St. Petersburg undergraduate and graduate students, Cartier CEO Cyrille Vigneron spoke about the role of the modern luxury industry in various spheres of public life including business, art, science, and education, as well as how modern management employs methods of quantum physics.