HSE University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Russia’s Federation Council
The parties agreed to cooperate on issues related to the improvement of legislation and law enforcement practices in an area that is the subject of research activity at HSE University.
Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko and HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov signed the document in the reception hall of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
‘We would very much like HSE University to help us develop regional legislation,’ said the head of the Federation Council at the signing ceremony. ‘After all, the constituent regions also have many powers, responsibilities and competencies that should be formalized by regional laws.’
According to Valentina Matvienko, the university’s professors already participate in the expert and advisory councils of the upper house of parliament, but ‘the scope of this cooperation should be different.’ The Council speaker said that the current agenda includes many issues that must be understood thoroughly and set down in a legislative and normative form.
In turn, the HSE University rector emphasized that the university is extremely interested in helping to address regional issues. ‘The issues of Russia’s regions are not something alien, abstract or extraneous for our university,’ said Yaroslav Kuzminov. ‘Our students show a great interest in how Russia is organized. I can cite the “Rediscovering Russia” student expeditions as an example of students employing their skills to help solve local problems.’
Valentina Matvienko invited HSE University students to serve as interns in the Federation Council to gain an idea of how federal government bodies work.
On January 14, at the 2021 Gaidar Forum, which was held at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), HSE University Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov and leaders of three other institutions signed an agreement to establish the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center (HCMRC). The other co-signers were RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau, MGIMO University Rector Anatoly Torkunov, and Dmitry Funk, Director of the N.N. Miklukho-Maclay Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The Center will focus on that key areas of human capital studies that are of current global importance.
On November 7, the Higher School of Economics and Rossotrudnichestvo signed a new agreement on cooperation. The document provides a framework for the future development of partnerships between Russia, the CIS, the Baltics, and Central and Eastern Europe in the educational and academic spheres.
As part of the UK-Russia Year of Culture, the Faculty of the Humanities at HSE’s Nizhny Novgorod campus is holding the international conference ‘Russia and England: Oncoming Traffic. Economics, Politics, Culture’ on the 26th and 27th of May.