Russian Academy of Sciences Awards Gold Medal to HSE Professor of Geography and Geoinformation Technology
Professor Sergei Semenov, head of ‘Global Changes in the Natural Environment and Climate’ sector, was awarded the chief award of the Russian Academy of Sciences in the field of environmental change.
The Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences awarded the Yu. A. Izrael Gold Medal to Professor Sergei Semenov of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology for his series of works, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change. The corresponding decree was signed by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev on June 2, 2020.
Sergei Semenov is a Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the Chief Researcher at the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Academic Supervisor of the Yu. A. Izrael Institute of Global Climate and Ecology, and the coordinating lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of more than 200 research publications. Since 2019, Sergei Semenov has been a professor in the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology at HSE University.
The Yu. A. Izrael Gold Medal of the Russian Academy of Sciences was established in 2018. It is awarded to scientists for outstanding work in the research and monitoring of anthropogenic changes in the climate system and the environment.
The staff of the HSE Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology cordially congratulates Professor Semenov on his well-deserved award and wishes him good health, prosperity, and new scientific achievements!
‘At the First Meeting with the Teachers it Became Clear that the Study Process Would Be Wonderful and Exciting’
In the autumn of 2020, the newest HSE faculty – the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology – enrolled students for the first time. The students share their impressions of the university after six months of study, as well as the admission process and their interest in geography.
In cooperation with the Institute of Geography of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), HSE University will now offer a bachelor’s degree in Geography of Global Transformation and Geoinformation Technology. Olga Solomina, the new undergraduate programme’s Academic Supervisor, and Nikolay Kurichev, Dean of the Faculty of Geography and Geoinformation Technology, discuss the programme’s curriculum and the exciting opportunities that await new students.
The department is being created in collaboration with the Institute of Geography at the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) and will focus on problems of geoinformatics, climate change and socio-economic development. The department’s first educational programme in geography at HSE may open in 2020.