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.
Participants of Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs Tackle Trade, International Institutions, and More
On Thursday, July 11, students and faculty of the International Russian-Chinese Summer School on International Affairs bid farewell with a festive awards ceremony and closing lecture by Professor Sergey Karaganov, Academic Supervisor and Dean of the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs.
One of the perks of studying at HSE University is its wide range of academic mobility programmes. Ksenia Semykina, a master’s student of Comparative Social Research, recently spent a semester at the Free University of Berlin with the support of an Erasmus+ scholarship. She shared some practical advice on how to live and study abroad with HSE News Service.
HSE University and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme signed an agreement to conduct joint research on urban development. HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and UN Under-Secretary-General Maimunah Mohd Sharif, who heads the UN-Habitat programme, signed the letter of intent at the recent Moscow Urban Forum, which was held on July 4-7 at Moscow’s Zaryadye Park.
Students who have been accepted to the HSE bachelor’s programmes in ‘Law’ and ‘Private Law’ may simultaneously enroll in the second degree programme at the University of London to supplement their basic training. The second degree programme is also open to external students and working professionals.
On June 24 – 28, HSE University – St. Petersburg hosted the International University Startups & Spin-Offs Festival (HSE Fest), which brings together students from across the world to pitch their startups for a one-time chance to win grants that will help them take their projects to the next level.
The International Centre for the History and Sociology of World War II and its Consequences at HSE University held a Graduate Student Seminar in Soviet History together with Sciences Po (France) on June 17 – 18, 2019. HSE News Service spoke with participants and instructors of the seminar, which examinedthe impact of WWII on the Soviet Union and surrounding regions, as well as aspects of the Soviet system from Stalin up to the 1980s.
As part of the International Partners Week, a ceremony of setting up Ca' Foscari University Information Corner at HSE University took place on June 19.
On June 18, the third International Partners’ Week ‘Academic Agility: Preparing Students for an Uncertain Future’ began at HSE University. The event brings together representatives of more than 30 universities from 16 countries, including France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey, the USA, Finland, the United Kingdom, and China. They have all come to Moscow to learn more about the kind of learning experience HSE University can provide, as well as to discuss practical challenges and solutions regarding international mobility.
On June 3-4, a conference entitled ‘Beyond Post-Truth: Media Landscapes in the “Age of Insecurity”’ was held in St. Petersburg. The conference was jointly organized by the Poletayev Institute for Theoretical and Historical Studies in the Humanities (IGITI) at HSE University, the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe at GWZO Leipzig, the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt, and Justus Liebig University Giessen.
This May, HSE and the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STEPI, Republic of Korea) signed a cooperation agreement on science and advanced technology research. This agreement was signed by Leonid Gokhberg, HSE First Vice Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, and Dr. Hwang-Hee Cho, STEPI President.