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.
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.