Legislative Aspects of Global Economic Development Discussed at International Forum
On June 4-5, the Development of Parliamentarism International Forum was held in Moscow. HSE experts took part in the forum organization, with several research departments from the university providing programming support for the event.
Representatives from 96 countries attended the forum, including more than 600 politicians and experts, and 58 national parliamentary delegations. Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message welcoming attendees. Participants discussed issues of legislative support for global economic development in the 21st century, the role of parliaments in strengthening international security, and the development of national legislation and law-making in the interests of sovereign peoples.
HSE experts participated in the section entitled ‘Legislative Support for the Development of the World Economy in the 21st Century. Directions, Technologies, Resources’. Their report included a brief analysis of the features of the world economy through the prism of global technological trends and their impact on various aspects of socioeconomic development.
HSE experts prepared a position paper entitled ‘New Principles and Individual Practices in Legal Regulation amid Technological Revolutions’ for participants of a business breakfast, which focused on topics related to ‘The Digital World: A Look into the Future’. The paper featured the role of advanced legislative regulation in ensuring sustainable economic development, demonstrated a variety of different approaches to regulation, identified challenges in responding to technological changes, and discussed possible principles and tools of ‘new regulation’.
‘Both materials are interdisciplinary in nature, and we managed to bring together a team of very strong experts to prepare them’, says HSE Director for Economic Policy Yuri Simachev. ‘Colleagues from several departments at the university worked on them, including the Centre of Development Institute, HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, the Institute of Legal Regulation, the Institute for Transport Economics and Transport Policy Studies, and the Institute of Education.’
Alexey Ivanov, Director of HSE — Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, and HSE Director for Economic Policy Yuri Simachev took part in the sections of the forum, while Igor Agamirzian, HSE Vice President, attended the business breakfast.
This year, the HSE Faculty of Law is launching new extended programmes in General Law, for which graduates will receive a degree from the University of London. These programmes are open for first-year students, as well as for other students and professionals.
The Higher School of Economics has become a member of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). It is a key partner of UNESCO and the oldest global association that aims to provide quality and affordable online education to students around the world. Today HSE is the only representative of Russia in ICDE.
The agreement establishes a student- and academic-exchange programme and the opportunity for joint educational and research project development. The agreement was signed on April 8 with the participation of representatives of the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
From February 25 to March 2, HSE’s Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs hosted an academic module of the University Consortium, an inter-regional training programme for outstanding students that aims to promote mutual understanding, balanced analysis, and genuine dialogue among the US, EU, and Russia.
HSE Gears up for Staff and Student Conference: A Look Back at the University’s International Activities
On March 20, a conference of HSE staff and students will take place at HSE. It will consider the university’s development programme and elect the new Academic Council. The previous conference took place five years ago, in 2014, and the university has changed a lot since then. HSE News Service talked to some of the university leaders about what has changed in their area of responsibility over this period.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Kantor, Head of the International Laboratory for the Study of Russian and European Intellectual Dialogue, Swiss Ambassador Yves Rossier visited HSE on Wednesday, 13 February, to give a lecture and meet with faculty and students. In addition to Professor Kantor and students of his International Laboratory, Vice Rector Ivan Prostakov and faculty and students of the School of Philosophy and the HSE Lyceum were in attendance. Vice Rector Prostakov delivered the opening remarks.
Sound artist Robert Elias Stokowy of Berlin and Yulia Chernenko,lecturer at the HSE Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, have initiated a joint German-Russian artistic research project entitled, ‘Phenomenology of Darkness’.
The two universities have signed a student exchange agreement. Now HSE students will be able to spend a semester in Shenzhen, while Chinese students get to spend a semester at HSE.
On January 14, 2019, Professor Giovanni Tria spoke at HSE on contemporary globalization, including its consequences and problems. Below are the key highlights of his talk.
On December 18, Sergey Kadochnikov, Director of HSE University – St Petersburg, and Georgy Vilinbakhov, Deputy General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, signed an agreement on cooperation between the university and the museum in the education and research.